Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Stray Dogs Picks Up Jayne Mansfield Documentary

Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Stray Dogs Picks Up Jayne Mansfield Documentary

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Paris-based International sales outfit Stray Dogs is ramping up its slate ahead of next month's European Film Market in Berlin (Feb 9-17).

The company, founded by Nathan Fischer in 2015, has confirmed two new pick-ups at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Among the most striking acquisitions is Mansfield 66/67, the experimental feature documentary about the last two years in the life of screen siren and Hollywood sex symbol, Jayne Mansfield.

In the film, which features cult director Kenneth Anger and actress Tippi Hedren, Mansfield is portrayed by Ann Magnuson. It combines archive footage and interviews blended with experimental dance numbers and animations.

Tood Hughes and P. David Ebersole directed the documentary, which premieres in Rotterdam today (Jan 28).

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Mansfield's death in a car crash.

Also new on Stray Dogs' slate is Spanish IFFR Tiger contender, Sister Of Mine, from Pedro Aguilera. …

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