City Lights Pictures Acquires North American Rights To"The Matador"


The rights to Nina Gilden Seavey’s Award winning documentary, “The Matador” were this week acquired by the independent studio, City Lights Pictures.

Nina Gilden Seavey’s film, which had its world premier at this years South by SouthWest Film Festival, documents photographer David Fandila’s journey throughout Spain and Latin America over the course of three years to become the world’s top-ranked bullfighter. Fandila struggles to secure his place in the pantheon of Spain’s greatest bullfighters. He is determined to succeed and reveals why bullfighting is called “the most dramatic profession on earth.”

“City Lights is honored to be releasing such a stunning film,” says City Lights Pictures’ CEO Danny Fisher. “This isn’t just a riveting documentary about a fascinating subject, this is an entertainment spectacle that engages us in a unique and controversial sport and introduces us to a true champion.”

City Lights Pictures will release the film theatrically in the fall followed by a DVD release through City Lights Home Entertainment.

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