Jasper Jones: Movie Acquired by N.Y. Distributor Film Movement

New York-based Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to Jasper Jones by Australia’s Rachel Perkins (“Bran Neu Dae”),  a portrait of life in late-1960s small-town Australia, capturing the loss of childhood innocence.

Michael E. Rosenberg, president of Film Movement, finalized the deal with Charlotte Mickie, president of Mongrel International.

Based on a beloved novel by Australia’s Craig Silver, the coming of age tale and murder mystery will celebrate its North America premiere as the closing night film, July 2, at the Museum of the Moving Image’s tribute to the distributor, Film Movement: A 15th Anniversary Celebration.