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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires U.S. Rights to Johan Grimonprez’s Vibrant Jazz-infused Documentary 'Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat' article

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Johan Grimonprez’s galvanizing documentary 'Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat', partnering with Kanopy, the premiere public library and university streaming platform for films that matter. A vibrant and richly detailed essay film that intertwines jazz and politics to re-examine the 1961 assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba, 'Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat' unravels colonial power dynamics in Africa to a soundtrack of American jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and Duke Ellington. Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in fall 2024, followed by a home video, educational, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of Kino Lorber Expands Kino Film Collection with Standalone, Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service article

Kino Lorber, a leading name in independent film distribution for over 45 years, is expanding its KINO FILM COLLECTION to its own direct-to-consumer streaming service available at www.kinofilmcollection.com and as a standalone app on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and Roku. Following a successful launch last November in the U.S. on the Amazon Service via Prime Video Channels, where it will remain available, the service will now also be available as a standalone SVOD for $5.99 per month. The Collection features hundreds of films from Kino Lorber’s expansive library of more than 4,000 titles, many now streaming for the first time, along with new releases fresh from theaters and festivals.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to John Lennon and Yoko Ono Documentary 'Daytime Revolution' article

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to 'Daytime Revolution', a documentary about the week that John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show” in early 1972. Directed by Emmy and IDA Award-winning filmmaker Erik Nelson, with creative consultation from Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon, 'Daytime Revolution' features archival footage from each of the five episodes as well as interviews with six of the original guests, all reconstructing the music, the magic, and the behind-the-scenes madness of this unprecedented and historic week of television. Kino Lorber will open 'Daytime Revolution' theatrically later this year, followed by a home video, educational, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Bruno Dumont’s Intergalactic Sci Fi Satire 'The Empire' article

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to Bruno Dumont’s 'The Empire', an intergalactic sci fi farce starring Anamaria Vartolomei, Camille Cottin, Lyna Khoudri, and Fabrice Luchini. 'The Empire' made its World Premiere at the 2024 Berlinale, where it was awarded the Silver Bear Jury Prize. Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical release in 2024, followed by a home video, educational, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of LevelK Sells Queer British Sundance Title 'Sebastian' to Kino Lorber for the US article

LevelK’s queer drama 'Sebastian', which made its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2024, has generated excitement among buyers at this year’s EFM, resulting in sales to numerous territories. Kino Lorber has acquired US distribution rights to the film, and is planning a theatrical, home video, and digital release on all major platforms later in 2024.

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Image of Zeitgeist Films in Association With Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Jeff Zimbalist’s Doc 'How to Come Alive With Norman Mailer' article

Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Jeff Zimbalist’s 'How to Come Alive With Norman Mailer', a nuanced, fiercely honest documentary portrait of one of America’s most famous and infamous literary icons. The film made its North American premiere at DOC NYC last fall and will be released theatrically via Zeitgeist Films in late June 2024, followed by an educational, home video, and digital release on all major platforms by Kino Lorber.

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Image of Milestone Films and Kino Lorber Announce 4K Restoration & Release for Charles Burnett's Lost Film 'The Annihilation of Fish' article

Milestone Films and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the 4K and analog 35mm restoration and release of Charles Burnett’s long-lost feature, The Annihilation of Fish, starring James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave, and Margot Kidder. The restoration by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation of the acclaimed independent filmmaker’s missing movie will have its world premiere at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on March 2, 2024 as part of the 10th annual Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration. Mr. Burnett will be in attendance. UCLA Film & Television Archive will host the film’s Los Angeles premiere on April 5, as part of their 25th anniversary Festival of Preservation.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires Worldwide Rights to 'Remembering Gene Wilder' article

Kino Lorber has acquired all rights worldwide to Ron Frank’s documentary Remembering Gene Wilder, a moving and entertaining portrait of the life and career of the beloved actor and comedian. Featuring an extensive array of highlights from Wilder’s most memorable films as well as interviews with his closest friends, family, and fellow comics, Remembering Gene Wilder has screened at film festivals throughout the US and will next be featured as the Closing Night Film of the New York Jewish Film Festival on January 24. Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical release in March 2024, followed by a home video, nontheatrical, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Senegal’s Oscar Submission 'Banel & Adama' article

Kino Lorber has acquired from Best Friend Forever all North American distribution rights to Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s stunning directorial debut Banel & Adama, a beautifully haunting story of young love and Senegal’s official entry for the 96th Academy Awards. Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical release in 2024, followed by a home video, educational, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Agnieszka Holland’s Migrant Thriller 'Green Border' article

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to 'Green Border', a fierce and compassionate engagement with Europe’s refugee crisis directed by Academy Award-nominee Agnieszka Holland. The film has received widespread critical acclaim since its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it won seven awards including the Special Jury Prize, and has continued to screen widely on the international festival circuit including bows at TIFF, New York Film Festival, and AFI Fest; most recently, it was nominated for three European Film Awards including Best European Film. Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical release in 2024, followed by a home video, educational, and digital release on all major platforms.

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Image of Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Amei Wallach’s “Olympics of Art” Caper Doc 'Taking Venice' article

Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Amei Wallach’s Taking Venice, an entertaining caper doc that explores the rumored rigging of the 1964 Venice Biennale. Taking Venice made its North American premiere at DOC NYC and will be released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films in spring 2024, followed by an educational, home video, and digital release on all major platforms by Kino Lorber.

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Image of Kino Lorber Launches Kino Film Collection SVOD, Available in the U.S. on the Amazon Service via Prime Video Channels article

Kino Lorber, a leading name in independent film distribution for over 45 years, has launched KINO FILM COLLECTION, a new streaming service available in the U.S. on the Amazon Service via Prime Video Channels for $5.99 per month. The Collection will feature new Kino releases fresh from theaters, along with hundreds of films from its expansive library of more than 4,000 titles, many now streaming for the first time.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Tribeca Prize Winning Hip-Hop Road Movie 'Lost Soulz' article

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to Katherine Propper’s debut feature 'Lost Soulz', a fresh hip hop-infused drama about a young rapper’s journey to harness his creativity and forge his own path to musical superstardom. The film made its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Festival, where it won the second place Audience Award, and will make its international premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on October 29. Kino Lorber will release Lost Soulz theatrically, digitally, and on home video in 2024.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to LevelK’s Estonian Kung Fu Comedy 'The Invisible Fight'  article

Kino Lorber has acquired from LevelK North American distribution rights to The Invisible Fight, an Estonian heavy metal kung fu comedy written and directed by Rainer Sarnet (November). The Invisible Fight made its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and will next play at Fantastic Fest and the Sitges Film Festival, followed by a theatrical, digital, and home video release via Kino Lorber in 2024.

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Image of Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s Final Short Film 'Trailer of a Film That Will Never Exist: Phony Wars' article

Kino Lorber announced that it has acquired all North American distribution rights to the final short film by Jean-Luc Godard, Trailer of a Film That Will Never Exist: Phony Wars. The 20-minute short was an official selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and will next screen at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Kino Lorber will present the film on a national theatrical tour this fall, followed by a run at New York’s Film Forum in December alongside Cyril Leuthy’s documentary Godard Cinema.

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Image of Tunisia Submits Cannes Best Documentary Prize Winner 'Four Daughters' for Oscars Best International Feature  article

Tunisia has submitted Kaouther Ben Hania’s Cannes prizewinning documentary Four Daughters as their official entry for Best International Feature at the 96th Academy Awards. Winner of the L’Oeil d’Or for Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was the sole Arab film in Competition, Four Daughters will next screen in the Special Presentations section of the Toronto International Film Festival. Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically on October 27 and has also submitted the film in the Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature category.

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Image of Kino Lorber Announces its September 2023 Home Video Releases article

September brings a new collection great films from Kino Lorber and their partner labels: Zeitgeist Films, Milestone Films, Metrograph Pictures, Cohen Media Group, Raro Video, Greenwich Entertainment, and Cinephobia Releasing. New releases include the wacky horror comedy opening night selection of last year’s Cannes Film Festival 'Final Cut', a new 'Midnight Cowboy' documentary, but this is not about the making of the film: it is about the deeply gifted and flawed people behind a dark and difficult masterpiece, 'Sisters with Transistors', a documentary detailing the multifaceted women who pioneered electronic music, and how their music influenced artists in other genres, and much more.

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Image of Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its September 2023 Home Video Releases article

We have another great month for new KLSC releases: John Frankenheimer's WWII masterpiece 'The Train' starring Burt Lancaster, 'Death Wish' 4 and 5 with the great Charles Bronson as vigilante Paul Kersey, 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot' written and directed by Michael Cimino ('The Deer Hunter') where Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges star as a pair of modern-day outlwas, 'The Beast', a powerful and emotionally charged portrait of a young soldier caught in a battlefield between his conscience and his country, and more!

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Image of Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its August 2023 Home Video Releases article

It's an exciting month for our banner KLSC label, with classic films by Sydney Pollack, Paul Schrader, Ida Lupino, Sylvester Stallone, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Réné Clement, and Louis Malle coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray.

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The Doll (and I Don't Want to Be a Man)

We've got a diverse and exciting selection of films and series coming to home video from Kino Lorber and its distributed labels in August 2023!

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