Lorber acquires ‘Genius Within’

Theatrical release set for September

Lorber Films has picked up “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould,” set for a theatrical release opening in September at Gotham’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

DVD and digital will follow in early 2011.

Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont’s docu follows the life of Gould, the famously eccentric Canuck pianist who also was the subject of 1993 pic “Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould.”

Produced by White Pine Pictures with the co-operation of the Glenn Gould estate, “Genius Within” screened at the 2009 Toronto Film Fest.

Deal was negotiated by Lorber’s Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon with Film Transit Intl.’s Diana Holtzberg and White Pine Pictures’ Kelly Jenkins.

Recent releases for Lorber, the theatrical releasing arm of Kino Lorber, include “Two in the Wave” and “Mademoiselle Chambon.”

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