Unobstructed View Acquires Canadian Rights For TEL AVIV ON FIRE From Indie Sales

Toronto, Canada – April 10, 2019  – 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.

Directed by Sameh Zoabi and written by Dan Kleinman And Sameh Zoabi, TEL AVIV ON FIRE took home Best Film and Best Actor (Kais Nashif) at the Venice Film Festival 2018. It was also awarded Best Film at the Haifa International Film Festival (2018), along with Best Screenplay at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2018) and it was an official selection of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Press release: Unobstructed View Now Distributing Passion River Films Titles in Canada


Toronto, ON (March 23rd, 2018) – Unobstructed View is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement in Canada with New Jersey-based Passion River Films. Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring and distributing unique independent films and documentaries with a focus on films with strong audience engagement and community impact. Passion River’s esteemed catalogue includes Katherine Dieckmann’s 2016 drama Strange Weather starring Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter, Justin Kelly’s 2016 biopic I Am Michael based on the life of ex-gay activist Michael Glatze featuring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, and the Liam Neeson-narrated documentary Love Thy Nature from award-winning documentarian Sylvie Rokab.

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The Globe and Mail: In Between “portrays the pains of modern Palestinian women”

“The three leads are exceptional at playing strong, complicated women who are constantly fighting to find a way around the great divide between the old and the new. Hamoud pulls no punches in how she portrays the painful sacrifices many modern Palestinian women make for a modicum of independence and self-respect.” Read the full review.

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PRESS RELEASE: Unobstructed View announces partnership with Xenon Pictures

Toronto, ON (December 21st, 2017) ? Unobstructed View is pleased to announce that it is now the exclusive distributor in Canada of home entertainment for California-based Xenon Pictures. Founded in 1986, Xenon Pictures, Inc. is recognized in the U.S. home entertainment marketplace as the first label to focus on the urban market and other underserved areas. Key titles in the Xenon catalogue include the award-winning documentary Welcome to Death Row, a look at the legendary rap label, the definitive reggae classic The Harder They Come, and several iconic Blaxploitation films including Dolemite and Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. Xenon President Leigh Savidge received a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for Straight Outta Compton, the acclaimed story of gangster rap legends NWA.

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