STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN opens in Toronto at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St) on February 21, 2020, with a premium digital release on the same day.
Unobstructed View has acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to the Criterion Collection. Since 1984, the New York based company has provided cinephiles with well-curated editions of meticulously restored classic and contemporary films from Hollywood and beyond. This includes films from Canadian directing legends David Cronenberg and Norman Jewison to a library containing the best of Fellini, Orson Welles, Spike Lee, Agnès Varda, Wes Anderson and much more.
Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” which is produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the check-point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show.
Unobstructed View has acquired from Indie Sales the Canadian rights to Sameh Zoabi’s award-winning film TEL AVIV ON FIRE, expanding its slate of award-winning films. TEL AVIV ON FIRE has just been announced to open this year’s Toronto Jewish Film Festival and a theatrical release is planned for the coming months.
Unobstructed View is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement in Canada with New Jersey-based Passion River Films.