EXCLUSIVE: Forager Films, the Chicago-based production company toplined by filmmaker Joe Swanberg, is set to release writer-director Zach Clark’s Little Sister theatrically in New York as well as on iTunes and Digital VOD on October 14. It’s the first distribution play for the company, which has produced such films as Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected and Alex Ross Perry’s upcoming Golden Exits.

Ally Sheedy, Addison Timlin, Keith Poulson, Kristin Slaysman, Barbara Crampton and screenwriter-director Peter Hedges star in the indie black comedy set during Halloween 2008 about a former goth girl (Timlin), now a nun, who must return to her dysfunctional family when her brother returns from the Iraq War. It had its world premiere this spring at SXSW.

Forager, run by Swanberg, Eddie Linker and Peter Gilbert, plans to expand the pic to Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and additional markets in the coming weeks, and push the movie for the upcoming Gotham Awards and Indie Spirits.

“There’s no better month to watch Little Sister than October, and I’m so excited to be bringing the movie to audiences in the midst of Halloween and this totally insane election,” Clark said.