You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

First Run picks up ‘Crude’

Film unit acquires Sundance documentary

“Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features.

The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran on Sept. 25.

Joe Berlinger, known for docs such as “Paradise Lost” and the Metallica doc, directed “Crude.” It drew critical praise in Sundance and its environmental message was embraced by a range of notables, from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to Sting and wife Trudie Styler.

Sundance Channel has domestic broadcast rights. Horizon is selling it in foreign territories.

Netflix and Radical Media produced the pic, along with Berlinger and Entendre Films.

More Film

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It's Just the Golden Globes

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

  • Golden Globes 2018 Nominations: First-Time Nominees

    Golden Globes Nominations: First-Timers Break Through

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

  • Greta Gerwig Among Female Directors Shut

    Female Directors Shut Out of Golden Globes Nominations

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

  • 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Scorecard by

    Golden Globes Leaderboard: 'Shape of Water,' Fox Searchlight Top List of Nominees

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

  • Big Little Lies Shape of Water

    Golden Globes Nominations: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Score Big

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

  • Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars

    Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars to Top Spot

    “Crude,” a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features. The distrib has North American theatrical, homevid and Web rights. It plans a theatrical bow at Gotham’s IFC Center on Sept. 9, followed by L.A. on Sept. 18 and SanFran […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content