“We’ve been working hard to find the right films to get off to a great start, and both of these films are extraordinary,” said Benz in a statement.
"Queen Freak," which was directed by Benjamin Epps and produced by Adam Saunders and Chris Aronoff, stars Matthew Modine, Kristin Chenoweth, Joey King, Shirley Jones and Olesya Rulin. The film is described as "a wickedly sharp tale about a dysfunctional family, where the kids take matters into their own hands to 're-educate' their eccentric and distant parents (Modine and Chenoweth), in an attempt to form an actual family, very much in ‘Wes Anderson-style.’"
"When Angels Sing" is a unique Christmas film, produced by Elizabeth Avellán and Shannon McIntosh. The ensemble cast led by Harry Connick Jr. and Connie Britton also includes Chandler Canterbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Tim McCanlies directs from a script based on the Turk Pipkin novel of the same name. The film concerns "Michael (Connick), who got the ‘Christmas kicked out of him’ and now avoids it in every way possible. But when a mysterious man 'Nick' sells him a very special house, he soon finds out he now lives exactly in the heart of Christmas central."
Todd Olsson, VP Feature Films, and Joey Sabella, Director of International for GRB, will be selling both films at Cannes.
Both films will screen several times during the market and are currently available for all international territories.