Clockwise from upper left: The Most Dangerous Man in America; Everyone Else, Owning the Weather, Broken Embraces.
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Deals. It's like 1971 all over again! The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, recounts the circumstances and drama surrounding Ellsberg's decision to leak thousands of pages of top secret documents about the Vietnam War to The New York Times. First Run Features has acquired distribution rights, according to indieWIRE, and will roll the documentary out theatrically in February 2010. It's on the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary and sounds like a must see. Watch the trailer, which plays like a spy thriller, after the jump.
Our friends at indieWIRE also report that distribution rights to Everyone Else, an independent German film directed by Maren Ade, have been acquired by Cinema Guild, which will release it in theaters sometime next year. Everyone Else is a film "in which a German couple travel to Sardinia," wrote Karina Longworth at Spout, "and watch, almost as if helplessly, as their seemingly solid relationship erodes upon contact with foreign forces." Check out the very intriguing trailer after the jump.
Online / On-Demand Viewing. What's the connection between North Carolina and Denmark? Owning the Weather, Robert Greene's doc about weather modification, debuted at the Full Frame fest in North Carolina this spring, and now, timed to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the film has been made available via various cable on demand systems. Look for it on the FilmBuff channel; it will be available on iTunes and Amazon VOD later this month.