First Pond Entertainment, a distributor of “issue-driven” films depicting marginalized and underrepresented communities, has acquired U.S. rights to the indie Canadian feature Window Horses and will give it an Oscar-qualifying run at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles starting on September 29. A limited release in other U.S. cities will follow.
Window Horses was written and directed by veteran Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, who has produced numerous documentaries and short films throughout the years. The film is a quirky and charming multicultural meld, telling the story of Rosie, a mixed-race Chinese/Iranian girl who travels to Iran to participate in a poetry festival, while hoping to discover why her Iranian father abandoned her as a child.
In explaining why she took part in the film, Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), who voices the lead character Rosie, said, “Window Horses hits all the things that are important to me: it’s pro-girl, pro-tolerance, pro-diversity, and PRO-ART! My nieces are mixed race and it’s very important to me that they see themselves represented in this society.”