Tribeca Film will be releasing Hide Your Smiling Faces theatrically on March 28 (available on demand March 25). Daniel Patrick Carbone’s acclaimed debut was recognized recently with the “Best Film Still Awaiting U.S. Distribution” from the National Society of Film Critics Awards and played to rave reviews when it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
“Daniel Patrick Carbone is a true discovery and a revelation -- a bright, thoughtful filmmaker who’s now one to immediately pay attention to and watch.” – Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire’s The Playlist
"An evocative portrait” – Stephen Holden, New York Times
Tribeca Film today announced it has acquired North American rights to Daniel Patrick Carbone’s acclaimed directorial debut Hide Your Smiling Faces, which was recognized recently with the “Best Film Still Awaiting U.S. Distribution” from the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Written and directed by Carbone, the film played to rave reviews when it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and received the New Directors Award at the Starz Denver Film Festival. The film will be released day-and-date beginning March 25, 2014 on cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand and digital platforms, followed by a theatrical release beginning March 28, 2014.
A dreamlike portrait of adolescence, Hide Your Smiling Faces explores rural American life through the distorted lens of youth. Unfolding over one hot, hazy summer, the film follows two young brothers -- nine-year-old Tommy (Ryan Jones) and 14-year-old Eric (Nathan Varnson) -- as they come to terms with the mysterious death of one of Tommy's friends.
“Rarely do we see as assured a debut as director Daniel Carbone makes in Hide Your Smiling Faces, said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer, Tribeca Enterprises. “This marvelous tapestry of adolescent angst, sibling rivalry, and the effects of the mysterious demise of their friend has on two brothers is only part of what makes this solemn but riveting work carry such an emotional impact.”
“My hope is that this film, told from the distinct perspective of its two young protagonists, will compel viewers to reflect on their own adolescence,” said Daniel Carbone. “I am thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca Film, a bold and forward-thinking company of true film lovers, to bring Hide Your Smiling Faces to a wider audience."
The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva and Alison Diviney, and George Rush on behalf of the filmmakers.
Editor’s note: A film still can be accessed at the following link: http://tribecafilm.com/press-center/tribeca-film/hysf-still
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Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and releasing independent films across multiple platforms, including theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the the award-winning The Broken Circle Breakdown, Neil LaBute’s Some Velvet Morning starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve, Francesca Gregorini's The Truth About Emanuel, Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, and David MacKenzie’s Starred Up.