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Seventh gets its ‘Man’

“Man of the Year,” director Dirk Shafer’s comic recounting of his tenure as Playgirl’s Centerfold of the Year, hit the Independent Feature Film Market with a distributor already attached: Seventh Art Releasing has acquired North American rights in the wake of the pic’s recent performance at the Toronto Film Festival. Price wasn’t disclosed.

The film was written and directed by Shafer and recounts, in fictional form, his days as a centerfold and his struggles to balance the Playgirl image with his closeted homosexuality. Pic, produced by Matt Keener, has been receiving attention on the gay fest circuit and caught some buzz in Toronto.

The distrib is also releasing another market film, James Bruce’s “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” inspired by the infamous New York Post headline.

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