Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Swoops on 'Person to Person'

Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Swoops on 'Person to Person'

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Magnolia Pictures announced on Friday it has acquired North American rights to Person To Person, writer-director Dustin Guy Defa's second feature, which he also edited.

The film premiered this year at Sundance and will receive its New York premiere o n March 25 as the closing night selection of New Directors/New Films 2017, a presentation of the Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center.

Person To Person stars Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson and Tavi Gevinson and tells the story of a record collector who hustles for a big score while his heartbroken roommate tries to erase a terrible mistake.

Meanwhile, a teenager bears witness to her best friend's new relationship, and a rookie reporter, alongside her demanding supervisor, chases the clues of a murder case involving a world-weary clock shop owner.

"With Person To Person, Dustin has crafted a charming and nostalgic love letter to New York," Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. …

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