About a month or so ago I remember specifically wondering what was going on in the life of John Hughes and I read about a little documentary titled Don’t You Forget About Me.
The documentary chronicles the attempt of a few humble Canadians to try and hunt down the reclusive John Hughes. Sort of a Roger and Me kind of thing, with interviews with various actors and such along the way. But it looked like distribution for the film was floating up in the air and that it would just spend a long time cruising the festival circuit.
Well now, in light of Hughes’s death, obviously all that has changed. Variety reports that Canadian-based Alliance Films has bought up the rights to the documentary, and it will soon be seeing a distribution in the U.S.
It’s a shame that it took Hughes dying to spark a real interest in this film, but at least we all get to see it. Personally I’m pretty excited and I hope they roll this thing out sooner rather than later.