Imogen Poots’ ‘A Country Called Home’ Gets Distribution

Alchemy and ARC Entertainment have acquired worldwide rights to Imogen Poots’ coming-of-age drama “A Country Called Home.”

Anna Axster directed in her feature debut from a screenplay she co-wrote with Jim Beggarly. The cast includes Mary McCormack, Mackenzie Davis, June Squibb, Shea Whigham and  Josh Helman (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

Ryan Bingham (“Crazy Heart”) also stars and created the original music and score for the film.

The film first premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. ARC Entertainment and Alchemy will be releasing the film in theaters on Feb. 26 and on VOD on March 1.

Poots stars as a young woman living in Los Angeles who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died and journeys to the dusty corner of Texas where he spent the last years of his life. As she finds glimpses of the father she once knew, she also discovers a new attitude toward friendship, loyalty and family.

The film is produced by Nicolas Gonda (“The Tree of Life”) and Jason Netter (“Wanted”). Executive producers are Tucker Moore and Alec Jhangiani.

The filmakers raised $112,080 from 984 backers via a Kickstarter campaign.

Universal acquired the rights to romance “Frank & Lola,” starring Poots and Michael Shannon, following its premiere at Sundance last month.

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