Theatrical, VOD releases planned for SXSW docu

Sundance Selects has scooped North American rights to co-helmers Don Argott and Demian Fenton’s “Last Days Here,” which world preemed last month in the South By Southwest festival’s feature docu competish. Selects plans a theatrical and VOD release.

The deal was negotiated by Sundance Selects senior vice-president of acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco and Submarine’s Josh Braun on behalf of the filmmakers.

Shot over four years, “Last Days” charts the almost unbelievable recent trajectory of Bobby Leibling, lead singer of early-1980s cult heavy rock band Pentagram, who is a wreck of multiple addictions and living in his parents’ basement when the film begins.

Select president Jonathan Sehring calls the docu “a wild ride that we all found deeply moving.” The distributor worked with Argott, Fenton and producer Sheena Joyce on their previous docu “The Art of the Steal.”

Through their Philly-based 9.14 Pictures, the trio also produced 2005’s “Rock School” and “Two Days in April.”

“Demian, Sheena and I could not be happier to be, once again, in the skilled hands of Sundance Selects,” commented Argott, “We look forward to continuing down the path by their side.”

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