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Palisades Tartan Gets Indie Rocker-Starring Film ‘Some Days are Better Than Others’

23 Feb, 2011 By: Billy Gil

Palisades Tartan has secured North American and U.K. distribution rights for Some Days are Better Than Others, which stars Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of Wild Flag and formely Sleater-Kinney, as well as of IFC’s “Portlandia.”

Matt McCormick’s debut feature also stars indie rocker James Mercer (The Shins — you know, the band that changed Natalie Portman’s life in Garden State).

The film was selected to play the New Directors/New Films series, organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. It played at the AFI festival in Los Angeles, The Portland Film Festival and SXSW, and it opens theatrically in the United States March 25 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, before a wider release.

“Matt McCormick is a very talented young director and he has assembled a fantastic cast of indie musicians in his debut feature,” said Palisades Tartan CEO Soumya Sriraman. “We have always taken pride in our ability to introduce the world to innovative and exciting artists and look forward to releasing this film in multiple territories.”

The film deals with such ideas as “emptiness, human connection and abandonment.” And awkward characters. Sounds like a perfect film for the hipster set.

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