About Us

Shadow Distribution is a small, specialized film distribution company located in Waterville, Maine, dedicated to releasing unusual, great films. Founded in 1988, the company has distributed some of the best independent and foreign films of the last two decades, including THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL, LATCHO DROM, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD, Laurent Cantet's HEADING SOUTH, and Oscar nominees UNDER THE SUN and THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND.

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Current and Upcoming Releases

Lives Well Lived Lives Well Lived

Director Sky Bergman on her truly uplifting film, “My inspiration for the Lives Well Lived project was my 103 year old Italian grandmother …

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Gavagai Gavagai

“An astonishment, realized with a technique and a touch that are unique in the current cinema…An extraordinary and memorable film”—Richard Brody, The New

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Enzo Avitabile Music Life Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Enzo Avitabile, renowned Neapolitan saxophonist and singer/songwriter, is here filmed by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, a longtime admirer of Avitabile’s music. This work …

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Sita Sings the Blues Sita Sings the Blues

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama.  Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps …

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