Vertical Acquires Indie Thriller Rushed; CBSN Lands Lucy Walkers Bring Your Own Brigade; Made In China, Overrun & Wake Up On Mars Deals; Nantuckets Shelly Winner; More Film Briefs

Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Rushed, an indie thriller directed by Vibeke Muasya that stars Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert Patrick, Jake Weary and Peri Gilpin. A theatrical release is planned. Hogan penned the screenplay and stars as Barbara O’Brien, an upstate New York Irish Catholic mother who

AFI Docs Fetival Marks a Return to D.C. Screens

Running June 22-27, the AFI Docs festival will bring a smorgasbord of nonfiction offerings to the greater Washington, D.C., area, screening 77 features in both the nation’s capital and nearby Silver Spring, Md. As with almost every festival making a provisional return to in-person events this summer, AFI Docs is

‘Women in Blue’ Review: Female Cop Doc Explores Why Minneapolis Police Should Be Dismantled

Joining Peter Nicks’ “The Force” in the emerging sub-genre of “documentaries about police reform that illustrate the utter futility of reforming the police,” Deirdre Fishel’s “Women in Blue” takes viewers deep inside the Minneapolis Police Department during the tumultuous years leading up to the murder of George Floyd. Like Nicks,