Wellspring‘s theatrical distribution operation is being shuttered and the Weinstein Co.-controlled operation will henceforth be based in Santa Monica and focus entirely on DVD distribution. (And I never got paid for that Reel Paradise ad I ran last summer…shit. Has that train left the station or can I chase it down and talk to the conductor?) The spiritual loss will be felt. Any distributor that puts films like Werner Herzog’s The White Diamond, Jacques Audiard’s The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Arnaud Desplechin’s Kings and Queen, Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny and Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation (among many others) into theatres is a valuable one, and will be very much missed.