Did anyone stand in the back for the entire 90-minute running time of Perelman's latest, In Bloom, when it screened in Toronto this week? I don't know, but distributor Magnolia Pictures was sufficiently enthralled to acquire North American rights to the film, according to Anne Thompson of Variety. She notes: "This is the first collaboration between 2929 [Productions], owned by Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically integrated group of entertainment properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, and its specialty arm."
Based on a novel by Laura Kasischke, In Bloom stars Uma Thurman as a woman suffering from survivor's guilt years after a Columbine-like shooting tragedy. Evan Rachel Wood plays the same character in high school. The subject matter sounds dark and depressing, but Thurman hasn't had a serious dramatic role for years, so I hope the results are impressive and memorable.