Damian Lewis as William Keane
Keane with Damian Lewis will be released for viewing at ‘Film at Lincoln Center’ in New York beginning August 19, 2022. As we reported earlier, Lodge Kerrigan’s 2004 movie would be getting a 4K restoration with a U.S. theatrical release, as it received a limited theatrical release in New York back in 2005. The movie was previously a New York Film Festival 42 selection. Damian will attend an in-person Q&A on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. and the event will be moderated by Christopher Abbott. For ticket information visit their website here.
Grasshopper Film snapped up distribution rights to the critically acclaimed pic, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Andrew Fierberg. Keane — in 4K — will premiere in cinemas in 2022, followed by releases on VOD, TV and home video.
Keane is about William Keane (Lewis), who is struggling to cope six months after his six-year-old daughter was abducted from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal while traveling with him. Repeatedly drawn to the site of the abduction, Keane wanders the bus station, compulsively replaying the events of that fateful day as if hoping to change the outcome. When one day he meets a financially strapped woman, Lynn Bedik (Amy Ryan), and her seven-year-old daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), at a transient hotel, Keane becomes increasingly attached to Kira and uses her to fill the void left by his own daughter’s disappearance.
“Masterfully written and directed, with incredibly committed performances from Damian Lewis, Amy Ryan and Abigail Breslin, Lodge Kerrigan’s third feature feels as urgent and vital today as it’s ever been,” said Grasshopper Film CEO Ryan Krivoshey. “We are thrilled to be working with Lodge on the re-release of Keane and can’t wait for audiences to see this beautiful new restoration in theaters.”
Kerrigan added: “I am very grateful to be working with Grasshopper Film on the re-release of Keane, after its initial release in 2005. I greatly admire Grasshopper’s catalogue and I am honored to have my work included.”
The 4K edition of the film was completed this year at Technicolor – PostWorks New York, with Nat Jencks serving as colorist. Kerrigan and editor Kristina Boden supervised the production.
Keane marked Kerrigan’s third feature. His previous movies were Clean, Shaven and Claire Dolan. He also co-created, wrote and directed the Starz series The Girlfriend Experience, while other TV directing credits include The Americans, The Killing and Homeland.