Indie Roundup is your weekly guide to what's new and upcoming in the world of independent film. Pictured (clockwise from upper left): Boxing Gym, Carancho, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.
Deals. We've got boxers, a sleazy lawyer, a famous author, and a genius, all coming soon to a theater / TV / computer near you. Courtesy of our friends at indieWIRE, we learn that the legendary Frederick Wiseman will distribute Boxing Gym, his latest documentary, through his own distribution company in collaboration with mTuckman Media. The doc unfolds at Lord's Gym in Austin, Texas. David Hudson at Mubi rounded up coverage from its world premiere at Cannes last month. Boxing Gym hits New York on October 22.
The sleazy lawyer arrives via Pablo Trapero's Carancho, starring the always-wonderful Ricardo Darín (featured in the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, now playing in selected engagements) as an ambulance chaser who gets involved with an emergency room doctor. Todd Brown at Twitch called the film "a masterful piece of work." Strand will release it early next year.
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within will enlighten audiences this fall, followed by availability on DVD, digital, and PBS formats. Yony Leyser's documentary showcases "never before seen" archival footage of the influential writer. We debuted the poster when the film premiered at Slamdance in January. Oscilloscope Pictures will handle distribution.
A late, great composer and musician is profiled in Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould. Lorber Films will open the film theatrically in September. Directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont, the documentary "combines footage of Gould's unique musical stylings and recording technologies with interviews from friends and lovers," according to indieWIRE.
After the jump: the festival scene.