TWISTED SISTER Documentary Acquired By Music Box Films
Music Box Films, the Chicago-based distributor of IDA, the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar® winner, announces today the acquisition of WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER (alternately We Are Twisted F*cking Sister), the rock documentary by filmmaker Andrew Horn that recounts the blockbuster band’s earliest days, before they would become one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980s. The distributor plans an August theatrical release.
When Twisted Sister got their big break in 1983, their aggressive metal setlists sold millions of records, their over-the-top live shows drew sell-out crowds and their music videos defined an early MTV network. But “the band that killed disco” was no overnight success. WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER is the mesmerizing, wickedly appealing and never-before-told story of the ten grueling years leading up to the band’s legendary career, recounted directly by the band themselves, their managers and their biggest fans.
Twisted Sister recently announced they will embark on a 40th anniversary and farewell tour in 2016, fittingly titled “Forty and Fuck It,” following the unexpected death of longtime drummer A.J. Pero. The new documentary, which premiered at IDFA in Amsterdam and screened at Goteborg Film Festival earlier this year, is a cinematic tribute to a band that has made indelible rock history.
“Andrew Horn has delivered a quintessential rock documentary,” said Music Box Films’ managing partner Ed Arentz. “It’s a film that obviously speaks to Twisted’s legion of fans, but will allow a whole new audience to experience the seventies NYC suburban rock club scene in all its sweaty, grimy, glittery glory, and what it took to become its undisputed masters.”
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WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER Awards & Festivals
- Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014
- Official Selection Soundtrack Cologne 2014
- Official Selection Göteborg Film Festival 2015
- Official Selection Doc of the Bay Festival 2015
- Official Selection Planete Doc Film Festival 2015
Music Box Films acquires all North American rights to the film; the deal was negotiated directly with the filmmaker by Music Box Films’ president William Schopf.