Selected U.S. distribution rights, including theatrical, VOD, digital, DVD and festival, for the upcoming documentary ‘Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure’ have been picked up by Tribeca Film. The Matthew Bate written and directed movie will be released via VOD and in select theaters on August 25, 2011, and will have an expanded theatrical release on September 9.
‘Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure’ follows Eddie and Mitch, two young Midwest boys, who in 1987 moved into a low-rent tenement apartment in San Francisco’s Lower Haight district. With the thin walls, the two learned all about their middle-aged neighbors, including homophobic Raymond Huffman and the flamboyantly gay Peter Haskett. For 18 months, Eddie and Mitch recorded the violent relationship between Raymond and Peter. The tapes inspired a cult following, and later became comic artworks by Dan Clowes and plays.
Bate said he’s “delighted to be releasing the film with Tribeca Film…It’s a great underground American story and we are particularly thrilled to see it in the hands off people who will love and nurture its life in cinemas and on the small screen.”
“Shut Up Little Man! is a darkly comic documentary examining the blurred boundaries between art and exploitation,” Geoffrey Gilmore, the Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprise, has said. He added that the documentary “depicts how counter-cultural phenomena spread in the pre-digital age.”
Written by: Karen Benardello