Let's start with the good news: Michelina Lewandowska, a 27-year-old mother from Leeds, England, is physically fine after enduring a 300,000-volt tasering, imprisonment inside a computer box, and subsequent vivisepulture — aka premature burial — all at the hands of the father of her young son. The bad news is everything that comes after the word "fine" in the previous sentence. The father, 25-year-old Marcin Kasprzak, had a simple motive: He had grown bored with her.
We'll call this Confounding Oscar Reality #259: A tipster tells us today that the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, which painstakingly makes the case that Polanski's conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor was a travesty, has opened theatrically after leaving Sundance in January with a $1 million dollar deal and loads of acclaim. But wait — why are we hearing this from a tipster? Where is the marketing? Where are the reviews? Where is the heated discussion about the Polanski case? Thanks to Academy Award rules and a fickle distributor, that might have to wait. Follow the jump to find out why.