SnagFilms has acquired domestic distribution rights to a pair of documentaries — “The House I Live In,” winner of the grand jury prize at Sundance, and “Beware of Mr. Baker,” winner of the grand jury prize at South by Southwest.
“The House I Live In,” directed by Eugene Jarecki, tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s war on drugs from the dealer to the narcotics officer and the inmate to the federal judge. It explores the human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
“Beware of Mr. Baker,” directed by Jay Bulger, focuses on drummer Ginger Baker, best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith.
Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will handle theatrical releasing for both films.
“The House I Live In” was directed and written by Eugene Jarecki and produced by Jarecki and Melinda Shopsin. Executive Producers are Danny Glover, Nick Fraser, John Legend, Russell Simmons, Joslyn Barnes and Sally Jo Fifer.
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“Beware of Mr. Baker” was directed and written by Jay Bulger and produced by Andrew Karsch, Fisher Stevens and Erik Gordon with Julie Goldman exec producing.
SnagFilms has also acquired digital rights to a slate of six films — “Harlan County USA,” “American Dream,” “Waco: The Rules of Engagement,” “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg,” “Fuel” and “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg.”