Magazine article Screen International

SPC Acquires John Prine Documentary

Magazine article Screen International

SPC Acquires John Prine Documentary

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Distributor plans theatrical release on singer/songwriter.

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to the documentary about singer/songwriter John Prine documentary tentatively titled John Prine: Hello In There.

Zachary Fuhrer directs the feature, which is in post-production and tells the story of the mysterious performer who broke out with an album he wrote while a Chicago postman, and went on to create an occasionally surreal body of work that included Angel From Montgomery.

Production began as Prine prepared to release his first album in 13 years, and followed him throug a resurgence that took him from Radio City Music Hall to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Shot with the complete support of the Prine family, the filmmakers conducted extensive interviews with Prine’s friends and peers, including young songwriters whose careers he helped shape, such as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price.

Fuhrer co-wrote the film with Patrick Doyle, who also produced. RadicalMedia is a production partner on the film. SPC, which championed another cult performer in the 2012 documentary Searching For Suger Man, plans a theatrical release.

“Zachary Fuhrer and Patrick Doyle are beautifully capturing the story of one of the world’s most original musicians,” said Sony Pictures Classics. …

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