Anchor Bay Acquires Distribution Rights to ‘City Island’22 Jun, 2009 By: Eui-jo Marquez
Anchor Bay Films announced it has acquired all distribution rights to City Island for North America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
City Island, written and directed by Raymond De Felitta, was an audience favorite at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
“I couldn’t feel my movie was in better hands,” said De Felitta. “Anchor Bay Films is boldly filling a sorely felt gap in indie film distribution, and their passion and belief in City Island’s future convinced me they were the right place for this movie.”
City Island features an ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia, Julianna Marguiles, Emily Mortimer and Academy Award winner Alan Arkin. It is a film about a family full of secrets, and the funny, touching moments when those secrets of the past finally catch up to the lies of the present.
“Everyone has crazy family members, which may be why people connect so strongly with City Island,” said Kevin Kasha, Anchor Bay Films’ SVP of acquisitions. “This film is guaranteed to entertain, and we’re proud to be including it in the Anchor Bay Films lineup."