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In its second acquisition of the Sundance Film Festival, Phase 4 Films has picked up rights to David Andalman and Mariko Munro’s “Milkshake,” which had its world premiere in the Next <=> section on Jan. 20. The company acquired North American rights to Shaka King’s feature debut “Newlyweeds,” also a Next selection, over the weekend. “Milkshake” will screen theatrically and then on VOD as part of Phase 4’s Kevin Smith Movie Club. Tyler Ross, Shareeka Epps, Georgia Ford, Eshan Bay, Leo Fitzpatrick and Danny Burstein star in the story of a white, self-styled thug in mid-’90s suburban DC trying to be black. Munro wrote the screenplay with Andalman, and the two of them produced. Vinay Singh and Jason Sosnoff are executive producers. "I love Milkshake!” said Smith. “There: have fun at the fat guy's expense. As a guy who shopped at Oak Tree for most of the 90's, the. »

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