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Brainstorm Media Moves in with Solondz’s Dark Horse

With no interest from the IFCs, SPCs and the Magnolia Pictures of the business, Ted Hope has turned inwards to distribute Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse. Open to new platforms, ventures and theatrical possibilities, Hope is actually going the traditional art-house release route, beginning with a June 8th release in New York and with the help of VOD label, Brainstorm Media’s newly minted theatrical arm and with a team comprised of behind the scenes players such as Ruth Vitale, David Shultz, Margot Gerber, Barbara Javitz and Marian Koltai-Levine.

Gist: This is about Abe (Jordan Gelber), a 30-something who lives with his parents, reluctantly works for his father (Christopher Walken), and avidly collects toys. When Abe isn’t playing backgammon with his mother (Mia Farrow), he’s trying to romance Miranda (Selma Blair), another 30-something who has moved back in with her parents after her literary/academic career crashed.

Worth Noting: Dark Horse was shown at the 2011 Venice and the Toronto Film Festivals.

Do We Care?: Our own Nicholas Bell who caught the film at TIFF actually thought the comedy noir pic holds a special distinction in Solondz’s library of films and fans shoudl definitely look forward to it — “while it’s not Solondz’s strongest or best feature, it’s an earnestly rendered film and it is of course, filmed with his offbeat, trademark style.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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