Pacific Northwest Pictures has acquired all Canadian rights to Ten Thousand Saints, an American coming-of-age drama from writer/directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman.

The film premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently released stateside by Screen Media. Ten Thousand Saints tells the story of a teen named Jude who is sent to live with uncle in New York City in the late 1980s, and dives deep into the city’s punk scene. Pacific Northwest will be releasing the film in Canada this spring, starting with an exclusive engagement at The Globe theatre in Calgary on April 1, followed by a run at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on April 8.

Ten Thousand Saints stars Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Emily Mortimer, Asa Butterfield and Julianne Nicholson. The film is produced by  Maven Pictures, Archer Gray and Luca Borghese, in association with Bad Medicine Films, Raptor Films and Tashtego Films. Producers on Ten Thousand Saints are Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, Borghese, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray. Executive producers are Charlotte Ubben, Springer Berman, and Pamela Hirsch.

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