“CBGB,” the film about the legendary New York City club that was the first home to American punk rock, will be released theatrically after premiering at the CBGB Music Festival in New York City, Oct. 9-13.
XLrator Media announced Thursday that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the film. XLrator Media releases films across multiple platforms, focusing on feature films with targeted audiences. The company is releasing "Storm Surfers 3D" through on demand service in June and will follow with a theatrical run; it picked up "The Human Race" at Cannes.
“CBGB,” directed by Randall Miller, who wrote the screenplay with producer Jody Savin, stars Alan Rickman as CBGB founder and owner Hilly Krystal. The cast includes Malin Akerman, Donal Logue, Ashley Greene and Johnny Galecki. The film includes 16 on-camera musical performances and features more than 60 songs from Talking Heads, the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, the Police, the Dead Boys and others.
XLrator Media isalso involved in Miller and Savin's next project, a Gregg Allman biopic. XLrator Media is partnered with distributor Open Road for TV sales and other select media in the U.S.