EXCLUSIVE: Another one on the Sundance deal hit parade. Sony Pictures Classics has won an auction for David Crosby: Remember My Name, the A.J. Eaton-directed documentary about the folk singing legend. Deal is low seven-figures for North American rights plus some other territories. Pic premiered Saturday at the MARC.
Produced by Cameron Crowe, Meet David Crosby is a documentary portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. The film is an honest, warts and all self-examination of the life and career of Crosby, as the musical icon seeks a creative renaissance at age 77. This followed Crosby facing an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. We learn that Crosby is not on speaking terms with Steven Stills and Graham Nash, and it is part of a very complex man. The film expresses his regrets, fears, exuberance, faith in family and the transformative nature of music. There is also a look at a classic career that includes his time with The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Pic is competing in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
“I couldn’t be happier that Tom and Michael acquired our film,” Crowe said. “I’ve always admired their work. With its extraordinary track record and passion for independent cinema, SPC is the perfect home for our film. We are looking forward to sharing David’s inspiring story with his loyal fans and legions of new ones.”
Said director A.J. Eaton: “It doesn’t get much better than this. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank BMG, David for his candor and generosity of spirit, and I can’t thank Cameron and Vinyl Films enough for their hands-on approach to making this most personal movie sing.”
Pic is a co-production between BMG, James Keach’s PCH Films and Crowe’s Vinyl Films. Michele Farinola and Greg Mariotti produce with Crowe and the exec producers are BMG’s Kathy Rivkin Daum, Justus Haerder, James Keach, Jill Mazursky and Norm Waitt.
CAA Media Finance sold the film on behalf of BMG and the filmmakers.