David DiSabatino, director of a new documentary about the late Larry Norman, said in a recent e-mail that his film, Fallen Angel, has "obtained a commitment from a documentary niche-marketing specialist" to bring the film to "a number of theaters in early 2010."
The company, Abramorama, most recently distributed Anvil: The Story of Anvil, which received high critical marks.
Critical response to Fallen Angel is somewhat lacking, except for a fewthings that had been written about earlier versions of the film – which I saw about a year ago. DiSabatino took some of those early criticisms to heart and apparently has done some heavy editing on the film, and says the new version has a much different vibe than the original. (The first version – available here – was a choppy and a bit too dark, though there were certainly some dark sides of Norman that had to be explored. DiSabatino says the edited version is lighter, but doesn't gloss over Norman's problems, many of which he brought on himself.) ...1