March 8, 2013 - 12:22 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Magnolia Pictures has acquired world distribution rights to writer-director Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The pickup marks a reunion between Shelton and Magnolia, the distributor of Shelton’s 2009 comedy Humpday.
Touchy Feely, which made its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is Shelton’s follow-up film to Your Sister's Sister. (Rosemarie DeWitt, who stars in Touchy Feely, received an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for her supporting role in Your Sister's Sister.)
Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston and newcomer Tomo Nakayama round out the cast of Touchy Feely.
The film revolves around a family whose delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels. DeWitt plays Abby, a sought-after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Pais) thrives on routine and convention, running a flagging dental practice and co-dependently enlisting the assistance of his emotionally stunted daughter Jenny (Page). But then Abby develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her occupation impossible but severely hinders the passionate love life between her and her boyfriend (McNairy).
Touchy Feely was filmed on location in Shelton’s hometown of Seattle. The film was produced by Steven Schardt.