Arts Alliance, Netflix outfit acquire documentary
Arts Alliance America and Netflix’s Red Envelope have teamed to acquire “Confessions of a Superhero,” a doc produced by “Half Nelson’s” Jamie Patricof that wowed auds at South by Southwest.AAA (formerly Hart Sharp Video) will distribute theatrically starting in Gotham on Nov. 2, and then on DVD in January, all under its “Morgan Spurlock Presents” banner. Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” was a theatrical phenom that became a DVD smash for Hart Sharp. Pic, helmed by first-timer Matt Ogens (who also produced, along with Patricof and Charlie Gruet), chronicles the alternately poignant and amusing paths of the struggling actors who pay the bills by playing superheroes on Hollywood Boulevard. Central characters are Batman, Superman, the Hulk and Wonder Woman. The Wall Street Journal featured the bizarre demimonde of Hollywood pseudo-superheroes in an October 2005 article. Reviewers, especially online, have sparked to the film, which is set to screen again at AFI in October. A correction was made to this article on Sept. 26, 2007.