Sony Pictures Classics announced Monday that it has acquired the North American rights to “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” the documentary on the career and life of the Crosby, Stills and Nash singer that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
The deal also includes several other territories outside the U.S. — Sony Pictures Classics has yet to set release plans.
Cameron Crowe produced the documentary directed by A.J. Eaton that is competing in the U.S. Documentary section at Sundance. “Remember My Name” attempts to go beyond the conventions of typical rock-doc profiles and observes the often candid Crosby throughout his 50-year career in music.
It follows Crosby, now in his ’70s, back out onto the road while looking back on his days with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and in The Byrds, as well as time from his Laurel Canyon days with Joni Mitchell. The story also reveals that Crosby is not on speaking terms with his former bandmates.
Crosby told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman in a frank, emotional interview that he let his bandmates down and wants to tell them he loves them and would love to continue making music. Watch it here.
Crowe produced the documentary with Michele Farinola and Greg Mariotti. James Keach, Jill Mazursky, Justus Haerder, Kathy Rivkin Daum and Norm Waitt are executive producing.
Sony Pictures Classics also recently acquired the documentary “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” out of the festival.
Deadline first reported the acquisition.