NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2013) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to Scott Coffey’s ADULT WORLD, which had its world premiere at last month’s 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, with a screenplay by Andy Cochran, stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Cloris Leachman and Shannon Woodward. ADULT WORLD was produced by Justin Nappi and Kevn Turen of Treehouse Pictures with Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content and Manu Gargi. Executive producers are Mohammed Al Turki, Joel Michaely and Paul Green. IFC Films is planning a day and date theatrical and VOD release.
ADULT WORLD stars Emma Roberts as Amy – naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop. Owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy Alex, Amy balances her work amongst the pornography and sex toys by fiercely pursuing a surefire kick start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive star poet Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of her co-workers, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places.
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the first half of its slate for the 12th edition of the Festival, which takes place from April 17 to April 28 at locations around New York City. The film Mistaken For Strangers will open the fest. Following are descriptions of the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section. Big Men will screen as opening night for the World Documentary competition, Bluebird will open the World Narrative competition, and the documentary Flex Is Kings will open the Viewpoints section. All three films will premiere on April 18. This year, 12 narrative and 12 documentary features making their North American, International, or World Premieres will compete for cash prizes totaling $180,000, as well as artwork from the Artists Awards program sponsored by Chanel, featuring donated work from renowned artists including Stephen Hannock, Robert Longo, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin. The complete list follows: