Boogie Woogie in Theatres April 23
Posted at 1:28 PM (PST) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Duncan Ward’s BOOGIE WOOGIE Acquired
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
IFC Films News

Theatrical release set for April 23rd, 2010 with an accompanying nationwide Video On Demand release

New York (NY) (February XX, 2010) – IFC Films, the leading American distributor of independent and foreign films, announced today it has acquired North American rights to Duncan Ward’s BOOGIE WOOGIE. IFC Films is releasing the film theatrically on April 23rd and nationwide on video on demand beginning April 21st.

Adapted by Danny Moynihan from his novel of the same name, BOOGIE WOOGIE is a wicked satire set against the backdrop of the contemporary London art scene where lust, ambition and power prevail while success and failure precariously balance on a knife edge.

The film features an amazing ensemble cast including Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Simon McBurney, Meredith Ostrom, Charlotte Rampling, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, and Jaime Winstone.

BOOGIE WOOGIE premiered last year at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

The story centres around the acquisition of Mondrian’s abstract painting “Boogie Woogie”. The film charts the schemings of the art dealers, collectors, artists and wannabees who are all willing to use any means necessary to achieve their own personal ambitions. Each parallel story plummets towards its own depraved and egotistical conclusion until the stories collide, leading to a shocking finale.

BOOGIE WOOGIE is directed by Duncan Ward. The film is an Autonomous/Colourframe Production with S Films, in association with Constance Media, Firefly Films, Muse Productions, P&C Arcade Films and Magna Films. BOOGIE WOOGIE is produced by Cat Villiers, Chris Simon, Kami Naghdi and Danny Moynihan.

The deal for BOOGIE WOOGIE was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, IFC Films VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment, said, “Duncan Ward and Danny Moynihan have crafted a satirical and hilarious Altman-esque send-up of an art world gone mad. We are thrilled to be working with the extraordinary cast and filmmakers of BOOGIE WOOGIE and our friends at The Works. This is a great film for all of our platforms and we are incredibly excited by its prospects.”

Carl Clifton, MD of The Works International, comments: “Boogie Woogie is outrageous, sexy and fun. IFC Films is a perfect fit for it. We’re thrilled to be partnering with them.”