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Autlook announces Wes Anderson’s ‘Uncropped,’ a documentary about James Hamilton the photographer (exclusive)

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Vienna-based Autlook Filmsales has acquired world rights, excluding the US and Canada, for the feature-length documentary Uncropped, exec produced by Wes Anderson, in advance of the film receiving its world premiere as the Centerpiece presentation of the DOC NYC festival on November 11.

Directed by D.W. Young, whose credits includeThe Booksellers, the film rediscovers the work of James Hamilton, one of the great chroniclers of the cultural history of the US. Hamilton was a staff photographer for the Village Voice in the heydays of alternative print media. He captured iconic images of musicians such as Charles Mingus and Patti Smith, and intimate portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Liza Minnelli. Hamilton also worked on set photography for George Romero and Noah Baumbach, and took powerful and controversial assignments all over the world. Salma Abdalla, CEO of Autlook, said that going through NYC and the rest of the world with James Hamilton felt like reliving these times with a friend. “He is an amazing storyteller both on screen and in front of the lens.” It will a pleasure to introduce Uncropped to a global audience.”

Uncropped is produced by Judith Mizrachy and D.W. Young. Executive producers are Anderson, Chris Fralic, Irma Fralic, and Dan Wechsler.Along with James Hamilton, the film features Anderson, Joe Conason, Michael Daly, Thulani Davis, Kathy Dobie, Richard Goldstein, Alexandra Jacobs, Mark Jacobson, David Lee, Thurston Moore, Sylvia Plachy, Eva Prinz, and Susan Vermazen.

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