The Film Arcade and Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) are proud to announce the acquisition of Afternoon Delight, a provocative comedy about sex, marriage and finding yourself again. The film, which won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, marks the feature directorial debut of Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, How to Make It In America, United States of Tara). The all-star cast includes Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Kathryn Hahn. Jen Chaiken (Inequality for All) and Sebastian Dungan (Transamerica) produced the film through their company, 72 Productions. The Film Arcade will release the film theatrically with Cinedigm handling all ancillary distribution.
Afternoon Delight follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Step Brothers, We're the Millers), a quick-witted, yet tightly-coiled, thirty-something bored with her daily routine of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that has gone kaput. Looking to spice-up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts) to a strip club and meets McKenna (Juno Temple, Killer Joe, The Dark Knight Rises), a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family and herself.
"We've been fans of Jill Soloway for many years and she is an exciting new female voice in independent film," said The Film Arcade's Miranda Bailey. "We fell in love with Afternoon Delight at Sundance and look forward to working with Jill, Jen and Sebastian to bring their film to audiences throughout the country."
"Afternoon Delight is a special film sure to leave audiences satisfied," said Cinedigm's Vincent Scordino. "We were blown away by Kathryn Hahn's frighteningly honest and wickedly funny performance, and we are very happy to be working with Jill, 72 Productions and The Film Arcade on this release."
"I'm thrilled that The Film Arcade and Cinedigm are releasing Afternoon Delight and am inspired by how passionate they are about the film and their forward-thinking vision for its distribution," said Jill Soloway. "I'm so excited to begin our collaboration and can't wait for the release."
"We are incredibly excited to be working with The Film Arcade and Cinedigm on Afternoon Delight, which is a true tour de force from Jill Soloway that takes you on a great emotional ride," said 72's Jen Chaiken. "The Film Arcade is equally bold in their strategy and belief in the potential of the film. We've found a great home with them."
UTA's Rena Ronson and Hailey Wierengo of the UTA Independent Film Group and Linda Lichter and Jamie Feldman of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman represented on behalf of the filmmakers.