Sundance 2013: Gravitas Ventures acquires three films from Slamdance

By Alexander C. Kaufman

LOS ANGELES ( - Gravitas Ventures has acquired two documentaries and a comedy from Slamdance, the distributor announced on Monday.

Steven Feinartz's documentary "The Bitter Buddha," Michael Urie's comedy "He's Way More Famous Than You" and Peter Baxter's documentary "Wild in the Streets" will be released on video on demand in the next three months in more than 100 million homes in North America.

"The Bitter Buddha," which profiles alt-comic Eddie Pepitone's quirky lifestyle and imprint on the comedy world, will debut in select theaters February 15 and go to VOD four days later.

Baxter's "Wild in the Streets," which documents a centuries-old sports rivalry between two villages in England on opposite banks of the river Henmore, is set to be released on VOD on April 23. No date was announced for a theatrical release.

And "He's Way More Famous Than You," which premiered at Slamdance, will be released on VOD April 8, followed by a theatrical run on May 10. It follows Halley Feiffer, whom Gravitas described as a "once-up-and-coming indie film starlet," as she strives for Hollywood fame.

"We are thrilled to be working with such an array of talent coming out of Slamdance," Melanie Miller, vice president of acquisitions at Gravitas, said in a statement. "Nobody channels the cultural zeitgeist quite like Eddie Pepitone, no one with a competitive edge would want to be left out of hundreds of years of bloody town tradition in 'Wild In The Streets.' And, who doesn't want to work and co-star in a movie with Halley Feiffer?"

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