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    Fri, 02 May 2008 08:17:33

    Roman Polanski Documentary To See Theatrical Release - Doc explores director's exile

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    The story of disgraced and exiled, yet highly influential, Polish director Roman Polanski continues to fascinate the public. Polanski is the subject of a probing documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. ThinkFilm has just acquired the theatrical and DVD rights to the doc and will roll the project out this summer.

    The documentary, directed by Marina Zenovich, explores the events that led to Polanski's flight from the US over 30 years ago. The acclaimed director, who was married to slain pregnant actress Sharon Tate, fled the US and sought refuge in his native Europe after he was accused of unlawful sexual assault of a minor in 1977. He has not set foot in the States since, due to the threat of incarvertion that looms over his head should he ever return. Despite his legal issues, Polanski has continued to direct films that achieve a degree of success, most notably 2002's The Pianist, for which he picked up an Academy Award for Best Director.

    The pic will take a non-judgmental look at Polanski's legal troubles. It opens theatrically on July 11, followed by a DVD roll out in late Fall.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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