First Run lands ‘Betrayed’ rights

Film unit nabs distribution rights to documentary

First Run Features has pacted for North American distribution rights on docu feature “America Betrayed.”

Pic will hit select theaters in the spring, followed by a homevideo release. It also will be made available immediately to educational and institutional buyers via First Run’s new nontheatrical division.

“America Betrayed” exposes disaster profiteering by the powerful and connected after the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war. It is helmed by Leslie Carde and narrated by Richard Dreyfuss (Daily Variety, July 25).

It was a top 10 film selection across all film categories at the Tacoma Film Festival and a final selection in the docu category at the LA Femme Film Festival in Beverly Hills.

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