Yet another 2006 Sundance success story has scored US distribution. This time, it's God Grew Tired of Us
, the debut of director Christopher Dillon Quinn
, which won both an audience award and the jury prize for best documentary at the festival, and has been picked up by Newmarket. The movie, which tells the story of three Sudanese refugees adjusting to their new lives in the US, has been well-reviewed at festival screenings -- though it's also sometimes criticized for treading the same path as 2003's impressive doc, The Lost Boys of Sudan
, a film from which it gets its subtitle -- but outside of festivals it hasn't really been seen. Thanks to Newmarket, though, that's going to change: The distributor plans to have the film in American theaters this fall.