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SUBMARINE DELUXE ACQUIRES DOUG AITKEN'S STATION TO STATION


 

Submarine Deluxe to release film Theatrically in the late Summer 2015

Film to be released through new Museum distribution label -- Submarine 360

Film by world-renowned artist Doug Aitken recently premiered 
at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

March 6, 2015 | New York City - Submarine Deluxe announced today that it has acquired US Theatrical and Museum rights to Doug Aitken’s film STATION TO STATION. The deal was negotiated by David Koh & Dan Braun of Submarine and Liesl Copland of WME along with Dean Cheley of Donaldson + Callif, LLP and Bunny Jurriaans of Doug Aitken Workshop on behalf of the filmmaker and producers.

STATION TO STATION also recently sold to Films We Like label in Canada; NonStop Entertainment in Scandinavia; Madman Entertainment in Australia & New Zealand; NFP Submarine Doks in Germany & Austria; and Feltrinelli in Italy. Other foreign territories and a domestic tv, SVOD and digital partners to be announced shortly.

STATION TO STATION was Directed by Doug Aitken. Executive Produced by Doug Aitken and Arts & Sciences. Produced by Chris Totushek and Alex Waite. Associate Produced by Bunny Jurriaans. Cinematography by Doug Aitken and Corey Walter. Edited by Austin Meredith. Sound Design by Jon Huck and Austin Meredith. A Doug Aitken Workshop production.

STATION TO STATION is a living project exploring modern creativity. Over 24 days, STATION TO STATION traveled 4,000 miles by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific. An evolving group of artists, musicians, and performers took part in a series of unique happenings. STATION TO STATION, the feature film, premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival 2015.

Sending a burning arrow into the stunting effects that the compartmentalization of culture has on how creativity manifests, visual artist Doug Aitken embarked on an experiment exploring a less materialistic and more nomadic direction of art creation, exhibition, and participation.STATION TO STATION involved a train that crossed North America housing a constantly changing creative community including artists, musicians, and writers, who collaborated in the creation of recordings, artworks, and 10 unique happenings, across the country.

A high-speed road trip through modern ideas, the formally innovative film STATION TO STATION is composed of 61 individual one-minute films that feature conversations, intimate moments on the train, performances and indelible moments of the journey such as Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert, Ed Ruscha talking about exploring the great American landscape, and a marching band performing Sun Ra's "Space is the Place" in Chicago's Union Station. STATION TO STATION is a kaleidoscope of experience and artistic production, as much as it is a story of our evolving creative culture.

Featuring Doug Aitken, Cold Cave, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Christian Jankowski, Ernesto Neto, Dan Deacon, Gary Indiana, William Eggleston, Ed Ruscha, Beck, Cat Power, Giorgio Moroder, Paolo Soleri, Stephen Shore, Suicide, Savages, among many others.

Doug Aitken stated, “STATION TO STATION takes a journey across the modern creative landscape through a diverse range of perspectives and voices. The film captures and shares a series of unrepeatable moments that allow an audience to discover something larger about themselves and be a part of it. We're excited to be working with Submarine Deluxe to bring the film to the US audience."

David Koh & Dan Braun of Submarine Deluxe stated, “We are excited and honored to work with Doug on finding an innovative way to distribute his unique and visually stunning film. He has curated some of our favorite musicians and artists to collaborate with him and has beautifully documented it all in STATION TO STATION with a powerful 1 minute structure that moves at a bold pace and is perfect for today’s audience."

 

About Submarine:

Submarine is a sales, distribution, and production company based in NYC. Recent titles include Academy nominated Citizenfour, Academy nominated Finding Vivian Maier, Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner The Wolfpack, Sundance Audience Award Winner MeruYayoi Kusama: a Life in Polka Dots, 3-1/2 Minutes, Sneakerheadz, Best of Enemies, The Overnight, City of Gold, Batkid Returns, Tangerine, Being Evel, How to Change the World, Nas: Time is Illmatic, Dior & I, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Blackfish, Welcome to Leith, Keep on Keeping On,Academy Award Winning 20 Feet From Stardom, Academy Award winning Searching for Sugarman, Academy Award winning Man on Wire, among others. Submarine recently launched a theatrical & dvd imprint, Submarine Deluxe; a low budget genre label, Torpedo Pictures; a German distribution imprint with NFP Films called NFP Submarine Doks; and Submarine 360, a museum distribution imprint. Submarine principals also represent comic book libraries Creepyand Eerie which are being developed across all platforms.