Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning American Indie Added to Wolfe’s 2013 Slate of Releases

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (February 13, 2013) — Wolfe Releasing has acquired all rights, domestic and international, to Director Joshua Sanchez’s award-winning feature film debut FOUR, based on the play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie-winning playwright Christopher Shinn.  The film stars 2013 Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nominee Wendell Pierce (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Treme”) as Joe, a middle-aged married man who goes on a date with a young man (Emory Cohen from NBC’s “Smash”) he met on the internet.  Aja Naomi King (Damsels in Distress, TV’s “Emily Owens, M.D.”) and Daytime Emmy Award® nominee E.J. Bonilla (TV’s “The Guiding Light,” “Revenge”) round out the cast.  The film was produced by Christine Giorgio and Wendell Pierce, with Allen Frame and Neil LaBute serving as executive producers.  FOUR will have a theatrical release this summer, followed by its debut on VOD and DVD.

Four is a powerful new American indie,” said Wolfe president Maria Lynn. “It’s full of the poetic and tender human drama of great theatre. We’re really proud to be releasing such an accomplished and beautiful film.”

Of the partnership with Wolfe, Writer/Director Joshua Sanchez said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Wolfe on Four, my first feature film. Wolfe has an impressive record of working on challenging films with integrity and passion.”

FOUR has received much acclaim on the film festival circuit, including the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, where the film’s four stars jointly won the festival’s acting award; the 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival where the film took home the award for Best Narrative Film; and the 2012 New Orleans Film Festival where it received Honorable Mention in the Narrative Feature Category.

A steamy July 4th night brings four people together in two tales of seduction and conflicted desire. Joe (Wendell Pierce) is a black, middle-aged, married man out on an Internet date with June (Emory Cohen), a white teenage boy. Abigayle (Aja Naomi King) is Joe’s precocious daughter, out herself with a hot, wisecracking, Latino basketball player named Dexter (E.J. Bonilla). As the two couples get to know each other intimately, their realities are tested and the outcome is bracing.

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Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Recent major Wolfe titles include Sundance Audience Award winner, Undertow (Peru’s submission for the Academy Awards); the wildly popular Berlinale Teddy Award winner, Tomboy and 2012 Sundance hit Mosquita y Mari. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved classics as Desert Hearts, Big Eden, Were the World Mine and A Marine Story. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course,

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Leif Helland
MPRM Communications