Yellow Veil Pictures and Drafthouse Films announced today that they have co-acquired US rights to the documentary ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, directed by Cathryne Czubek from Blue Finch Films. ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA was originally set to World Premiere at the canceled 2020 SxSW Film Festival, but ultimately made its debut the following year at DocNYC, where it took home the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Competition. The distributors are planning a theatrical release with an exclusive week-run with Alamo Drafthouse theaters starting July 4th before expanding to additional markets. The film will hit digital platforms on July 25th.
Set in the heart of Uganda, the documentary centers on two unlikely friends from opposite sides of the world: visionary filmmaker Isaac Nabwana and film nerd Alan Hofmanis, who unite over their shared love of Chuck Norris and gonzo 80’s action flicks. With sheer determination and an outrageous sense of humor, they team up to create their own explosive movies, catapulting Wakaliwood to international stardom and bringing laughter and joy to millions. Welcome to Wakaliwood, a world like no other, where you can definitely “expect the unexpectable.”