Film planned for a June release

Submarine Entertainment has partnered with Music Box Films for domestic distribution of Matthew Aker’s documentary “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.”

Music Box Films plans a June theatrical release and Academy qualifying run with a DVD, VOD and digital release to follow.

Pic’s produced by Jeff Dupre and Maro Chermayeff and co-directed by Jeff Dupre. Exec producers are Sheila Nevins & Nancy Abraham for HBO Documentary Films and Stanley Buchthal, Maja Hoffmann & David Koh for Dakota Group.

Abramovic is a Serbian performance artist who uses her body as a medium and attempts to push herself beyond physical and mental limits.

HBO Documentary Films has US TV rights; Films We Like in Canada recently acquired Canadian rights; Madman Entertainment recently acquired all rights in Australia & New Zealand; Volga Films acquired all rights in Russia, CIS & the Baltics; GA&A previously acquired all rights in Italy; Avro acquired Dutch TV rights; SVT acquired Swedish TV rights; Dogwoof acquired UK rights and Dogwoof Global acquired the sales rights to the rest of the world.

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