Tribeca Film has announced it has acquired North American rights to Daniel Patrick Carbone’s acclaimed directorial debut Hide Your Smiling Faces, which was recognized recently with the “Best Film Still Awaiting U.S. Distribution” from the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Written and directed by Carbone, the film played to rave reviews when it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and received the New Directors Award at the Starz Denver Film Festival. The film will be released day-and-date beginning March 25, 2014 on VOD platforms, followed by a theatrical release beginning March 28, 2014.
A dreamlike portrait of adolescence, Hide Your Smiling Faces explores rural American life through the distorted lens of youth. Unfolding over one hot, hazy summer, the film follows two young brothers — nine-year-old Tommy (Ryan Jones) and 14-year-old Eric (Nathan Varnson) — as they come to terms with the mysterious death of one of Tommy’s friends.