Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil, a documentary about the late-medieval artist known for his haunting and fantastic depictions of Heaven and Hell. The film comes on the heels of the discovery of a new Bosch work found last month in storage at a Kanas City museum. The movie will bow theatrically beginning July 27 at New York’s Film Forum. A nationwide rollout will follow in August. The pic, produced and directed by Pieter van Huystee, focuses on Bosch’s work and technique as well as a global search for lost Bosch paintings ahead of an exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch, where Bosch lived his entire life. The deal was negotiated between Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and Films Transit International Vice President Diana Holtzberg.
FilmRise has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Ron Davis’ horse-jumping documentary Harry & Snowman and will give it a theatrical release in September. The pic follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods and traveling the world together as they became the media darlings of the 1950s and ’60s. The deal was negotiated between FilmRise’s CEO Danny Fisher and VP Acquisitions Max Einhorn with James Andrew Felts of Concourse Media.