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KimStim

KimStim

KimStim is a Brooklyn-based, full-service distribution company dedicated to the release of exceptional independent, foreign, and documentary film. Founded in 2000 by Mika Kimoto and Ian Stimler, KimStim brings to North American audiences selected films from around the world gleaned from the most prestigious film festivals and include top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin and Tribeca.

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  • Mondovino: Magic Potion

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 59 minutes

    Moving north to the hallowed region of Burgundy to explore the sacred French notion of terroir (sense of place), we meet the loving but profoundly fractured Montille family.

  • Mondovino: Pax Panoramix

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 58 minutes

    The battle to defend nature and local artisanal winemaking extends from the Pyrennes mountains (Yvonne Hegoburu fights to create organic wine in her late husband's memory) to the asphalt of Brooklyn (quintessential New Yorker Neal R...

  • Mondovino: Quo Vademus

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 54 minutes

    If wine is unique as a mirror of human complexity, and the only product capable of improving over seventy to eighty years, then how is enduring youth achieved? California and Paris compete over the fountain of youth.

  • Mondovino: Rome Was Not Built in a Day

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 59 minutes

    Napa rules the American wine industry, but who's behind the scenes? This black comedy shows that the Mexican workers have a greater voice than the chiefs in their Beverly Hills style mansions think.

  • Mondovino: The Appian Way

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 56 minutes

    An intimate, revealing portrait of Robert Parker, whose reviews dictate the fate of much of the wine world, from California to London to Chile.

  • Mondovino: Veni, Vidi, Vendidi

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 52 minutes

    Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina: the New Wine World, but with age-old conflicts. What's at stake for indigenous people and foreign investors? How do the European-American conflicts play out in South America?

  • Mondovino: Where's Astérix?

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 53 minutes

    The cast of characters in southern France: a Socialist mayor defending the American multinational company Mondavi; a Communist Mayor defending conservative French (wine) values; Aime Guibert, father of the Languedoc wine revolution;...

  • Over the Years

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2015 • 186 minutes

    An observation of what happens to a few manual laborers over a period of 10 years. A film about the process of becoming unemployed, told from the perspective of people who know. It represents a memorial to industrial sectors in t...

  • Peace (Observational Film Extra)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Shiro Hashimoto, Hiroko Kashiwagi, Toshio Kashiwagi • 2010 • 75 minutes

    What is peace? What is coexistence? And what are the bases for them? PEACE is a visual-essay-like observational documentary, which contemplates these questions by observing the ...

  • Pripyat

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 1999 • 100 minutes

    After the nuclear catastrophe in 1986, a 30 km restricted zone was erected around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and 116,000 persons were evacuated from this area. Pripyat is a portrait of the people who still live and work t...

  • Silentium

    Directed by Swobodnik, Sobo • Documentary • 2018 • 84 minutes

    Four nuns, a formation director, twenty-six sheep and a convent. Seemingly far away from civilization at the edge of the Swabian Alps, the rules of St. Benedict are strictly observed here by the "Benedictine nuns of Our Dear Lady" as ...

  • Tatsumi

    Directed by Eric Khoo • Animation • 2014 • 98 minutes

    TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi-a manga pioneer who elevated the genre to a new level of creative expression and adult realism. A comics-crazed teenager, Tatsumi began to get published and was ...

  • The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto

    Directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto • Documentary • 2014 • 99 minutes

    Kimstim is proud to present this collection of short films from one of the world's greatest stop-motion animators: Kihachiro Kawamoto. Famous for his beautiful, expressive puppets, Kawamoto began his career in the 1950s. Honing his...

  • The Human Scale

    Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard • Documentary • With Jan Gehl • 2012 • 77 minutes

    50% of the world's population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. Cities have become the primary human habitat. According to revolutionary Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make c...

  • The Strange Little Cat

    Directed by Ramon Zurcher • Drama • With Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo • 2014 • 72 minutes

    In the case of THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT, an extended family-dinner gathering becomes an exquisitely layered confection ready for writer-director Ramon Zurcher's razor-sharp slicing. A mother des...

  • Theatre 1 (Observational Film #3)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Kôji Fukada, Kanji Furutachi, Oriza Hirata • 2012 • 172 minutes

    What is the essence of theatre? 

    Theatre 1 is a feature length documentary which closely depicts the world of Oriza Hirata, Japan’s leading playwright and director, and his theatrical ...

  • Theatre 2 (Observational Film #4)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Kanji Furutachi, Koichiro Genba, Oriza Hirata • 2012 • 170 minutes

    Can the theatre arts survive in the 21st century?

    If Theatre 1 is about the world of Hirata, Theatre 2 is a feature documentary, which depicts the relationship between Hirata and th...

  • Time Regained

    Directed by Raúl Ruiz • Drama • With Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez • 2018 • 163 minutes

    Raúl Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation and considered his greatest cinematic achievement.  An Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals and starring an out...

  • Too Late to Die Young

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro • 2019 • 110 minutes

    Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while...

  • Until the Birds Return

    Directed by Karim Moussaoui • Drama • With Mohamed Djouhri, Hania Amar, Hassan Kachach • 2018 • 113 minutes

    A property developer is witness to random street violence. A pair of secret lovers make their way across the desert. A doctor is accused of having a criminal past. In these three interconn...

  • Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

    Directed by Denis Côté • Drama • With Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin • 2014 • 95 minutes

    A lonely bus stop, a trumpet-playing scout and a woman who refuses to pay him anything for his off-tune performance. This dryly humorous opening sets the tone for rest of the film...

  • White Sun

    Directed by Deepak Rauniyar • Drama • With Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya • 2016 • 89 minutes

    Gorgeously lensed, WHITE SUN sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government...

  • Winter Brothers

    Directed by Hlynur Pálmason • Drama • With Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne • 2017 • 94 minutes

    An odyssey set in a rural chalk-mining community during a cold winter. We follow two brothers working in this harsh environment focusing on the younger one, Emil, who distills ...