Italian Movies Are Struggling in U.S. Theaters, But This Distribution Experiment Could Change That

Aug 29, 2017 266

BY: Eric Kohn

When “Indivisible” screened for a crowd at Lincoln Center as the opening night selection of its annual “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema” series, it had no U.S. distribution plan. In late 2016, it had screened in higher-profile slots in Venice and Toronto, where buyers paid no heed.

But at Lincoln Center, the movie — a seriocomic story about 18-year-old conjoined twins pursuing a music career (real-life twins Angela and Marianna Fontana) — played through the roof. That was when Ira Deutchman saw its potential.

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