Sony Pictures Classics Dates Sundance Comedy ‘Between The Temples’ Starring Jason Schwartzman & Carol Kane

Sony Pictures Classics announced on Wednesday that it will release Nathan Silver’s acclaimed comedy Between the Temples, starring Jason Schwartzman (Asteroid City) and Carol Kane (The Dead Don’t Die), in theaters nationwide on August 23.

The film will open against Zoë Kravitz’s debut feature Blink Twice (Amazon MGM Studios), the animated pic 200% Wolf (Viva Pictures), the remake of The Crow starring Bill Skarsgärd (Lionsgate), and the drama The Forge from Affirm Films.

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Slated to make its New York debut at Tribeca in June, after playing both Sundance and Berlin to great reviews, Between the Temples follows Ben (Schwartzman), a forty-something cantor losing his voice and possibly his faith. Struggling to meet the expectations of his rabbi, congregation, and not one but two Jewish mothers (Caroline Aaron and Dolly de Leon), Ben finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as an adult bat mitzvah student.

Silver and C. Mason Wells wrote the script for the pic, which also stars Robert Smigel (Leo), Madeline Weinstein (Beach Rats), and Matthew Shear (Mistress America). The film is produced by Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, and Nate Kamiya on behalf of Ley Line Entertainment, Adam Kersh of Fusion Entertainment, and Taylor Hess. Exec producers are David Darby and Lauren Shelton on behalf of Ley Line Entertainment, Schwartzman, Kane, and Joshua Blum.

Most recently releasing Minhal Baig’s TIFF drama We Grown Now on April 19, Sony Pictures Classics’s slate for the year also includes a 25th anniversary re-release of the thriller Run Lola Run on June 7, the drama Daddio starring Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn on June 28, and the Sundance pic Kneecap on the same-name Irish hip-hop trio on August 2.

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