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    Sundance Doc “Calendar Ladies” Sells to Juno Movies

    “Calendar Ladies” has secured North American distribution forward of its world premiere at Sundance Movie Competition later this month. Juno Movies landed rights to the movie, which is screening within the World Cinema Documentary Competitors class. Selection broke the information.

    Directed by Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen, “Calendar Ladies” facilities on a senior volunteer dancers residing in Southern Florida who’re “decided to show that age is only a quantity. Their exhibits are famous for his or her spectacular make-up; handmade costumes; elaborate dance routines; and enthusiasm and sparkle,” per the supply. “By way of revealing conversations and choreographed dance scenes the movie captures the challenges of being a girl over 60 and the fragile stability of household, house, and dance.”

    “We’re delighted to collaborate with Juno Movies to convey ‘Calendar Ladies’ to North American audiences,” mentioned Loohufvud and Martinsen. “We imagine that it’ll enchantment to audiences throughout the spectrum and can immediate viewers to rethink what it means to be ‘outdated.’”

    Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO of Juno Movies, added, “Maria and Love’s movie is a celebration of life and the limitless potentialities for pleasure and connection, if you’re keen to place in your dancing footwear and suppose exterior the [prescribed] field. We fell in love with the ‘Calendar Ladies’ at first sight and are thrilled that we are going to be releasing the movie within the upcoming 12 months. It’s a gem that, just like the tiaras of the ‘Calendar Ladies,’ will sparkle brightly within the [marquee] lights and past.”

    Sundance goes digital once more this 12 months resulting from COVID-19. The fest runs from January 20-30. Different women-directed docs set to display screen embody “Lucy and Desi,” Amy Poehler’s tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and “Aftershock,” Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis’ exploration of how Black girls are mistreated within the U.S. maternal well being system.

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