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When discussing the lineup at the upcoming BAMcinemaFEST a while back, I noted that a new cut of Walk Away Renee, Jonathan Caouette’s long-awaited follow-up to Tarnation, would be playing as part of the festival on June 27. While that’s exciting news on its own, now comes word of a very savvy move by IFC to capitalize on the interest in the film by giving the film a simultaneous online premiere on SundanceNOW’s Doc Club, the SVOD (Subscriber Video-on-Demand) series curated by documentary maven Thom Powers.

Walk Away Renee makes a perfect headliner for the June [Doc Club] theme of ‘Up Close and Personal,'” said Powers. “Jonathan Caouette directs with such intimacy that viewers feel like a member of his family. I was blown away by this film at Cannes last year and look forward to sharing it with a greater audience.”

Walk Away Renee was developed from equal parts love, sweat, humility and pure happenstance,” added Caouette. “I am ecstatic that people will now be able to see what I consider the final version of this film.”

Look out for more on Walk Away Renee on the Filmmaker site as its premiere draws nearer.

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