Indiewire and Variety today reported that Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Scott Thurman’s topical documentary The Revisionaries. According to Indiewire’s Eric Kohn who reviewed it at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, the film is an “enthralling look at the resistance to the theory of evolution among prominent members of the Texas Board of Education.” It went on to win a Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the event.

Kino Lorber will open “The Revisionaries” nationwide in early October, with Independent Lens (PBS) broadcasting the film in early 2013, when it will also be released on DVD and across all major digital platforms.