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Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber, Inc. was founded in 2009 by industry veterans Donald Krim and Richard Lorber. Combining the staffs, libraries and resources of Kino International, Lorber Films and Alive Mind Cinema, Kino Lorber has quickly become new leader in distributing the finest Art-house and International films.

Through its varied group of labels, Kino Lorber, Inc. offers the best in contemporary, classic and documentary films that aim to engage, provoke, stimulate, and entertain today's audiences.

With a library of more than 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber, Inc. releases over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Kino Classics and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

Recent theatrical releases from Kino Lorber have included Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D masterpiece, Goodbye to Language, Ana Lily Amirpour’s mesmerizing debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and Gueros, an experimental voyage of self-discovery from Mexican director Alonso Ruiz Palacios that won all the top awards at the Mexican Oscars. Specializing in documentaries in the areas of enlightened consciousness, secular spirituality and culture, Alive Mind Cinema seeks to provide audiences with intellectually provocative films that deliver the "aha" response of a transformative experience. Critically acclaimed films from the Alive Mind Cinema collection include Awake: The Life of Yogananda, Bikes vs Cars and The Messenger. Kino Classics has recently brought to limited theatrical engagement F.W. Murnau’s universally revered The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and the definitive restoration of The Phantom of the Opera.

Current and upcoming theatrical releases from Kino Lorber include Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, the most recent film from acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi, Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, a hilarious and wildly unhinged psychedelic trip of a film that played at Sundance, Berlinale TIFF, NYFF, and Miguel Gomes’ 3-part epic Arabian Nights, the second installment of which was Portugal’s foreign film submission to the 87th Academy Awards.

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  • 5 Broken Cameras

    Directed by Guy Davidi & Emad Burnat • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes

    An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements....

  • Afternoon of a Faun

    Directed by Nancy Buirski • Documentary • With Tanaquil Le Clercq, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine • 2013 • 91 minutes

    Buirski (The Loving Story) brings to the screen the magnificent and tragic story of Tanaquil Le Clercq. Of the great ballerinas, Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent,...

  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

    Directed by Andrei Ujica • Documentary • 2011 • 180 minutes

    A monumental achievement, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU tracks the rise and fall of the infamous Romanian dictator through his own propaganda footage. Writer and director Andrei Ujica, along with editor Dana Bunescu, crafted ov...

  • Big Joy

    Directed by Stephen Silha and Eric Slade • Documentary • With James Broughton • 2013 • 82 minutes

    Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions: painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughto...

  • Bikes vs Cars

    Directed by Fredrik Gertten • Documentary • 2015 • 90 minutes

    Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the...

  • Blue

    Directed by Derek Jarman • Documentary • With Derek Jarman • 1993 • 76 minutes

    In his final—and most daring—cinematic statement, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration ...

  • Camille Claudel

    Directed by Bruno Nuytten • Drama • With Isabelle Adjani, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grevill, Philippe Clevenot, Gérard Depardieu • 1988 • 175 minutes

    The biography of the iconic French sculptor Camille Claudel in a tale of love, betrayal and female empowerment. When her enthusiasm for the arts...

  • David Holzman's Diary

    Directed by Jim McBride • Drama • With Eileen Dietz, Kit Carson • 1967 • 73 minutes

    David Holzman's Diary is one of the most influential films of the 1960s, an "ingenious puzzle movie" (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader) that charts the self-destruction of a media-saturated youth. As news from the Viet...

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time

    Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2017 • 120 minutes

    This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson Ci...

  • Diplomacy

    Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • Drama • 2014 • 85 minutes

    As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is ...

  • Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

    Directed by Kevin Rafferty • Documentary • With Vic Gatto, Brian Dowling , Tommy Lee Jones
    • 2008 • 105 minutes

    An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is filmmaker...

  • The Idol

    Directed by Hany Abu-Assad • Drama • With Qais Attaallah, Heba Attaallah, Ahmad Qassim • 2016 • 95 minutes

    Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their be...

  • In the Mirror of Maya Deren

    Directed by Martina Kudlácek • Documentary • With Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Rita Christiani, Maya Deren • 2002 • 104 minutes

    With In The Mirror Of Maya Deren, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudlácek has fashioned not only a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential...

  • Let the Fire Burn

    Directed by Jason Osder • Documentary • 2013 • 95 minutes

    In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city ...

  • Lumumba

    Directed by Raoul Peck • Drama • With Eriq Ebouaney • 2001 • 115 minutes

    Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck's award-winning Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patric...

  • Patch Town

    Directed by Craig Goodwill • Drama • With Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings, Rob Ramsay

    • 2014 • 85 minutes

    In North American folklore the stork delivers babies, but in Russian folklore, babies are born in the cabbage patch. Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, Patch Town tel...

  • The Pearl Button

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán • Documentary • 2014 • 82 minutes

    The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile...

  • Prairie Trilogy

    Directed by Rob Nilsson & John Hanson • Documentary • With Henry Martinson • 1980 • 108 minutes

    PRAIRIE TRILOGY is a compilation of three documentaries made with funds from the North Dakota Humanities Council and N.D. AFL-CIO between 1977 and 1980 by two extraordinary filmmakers who found a voic...

  • Regina

    Directed by Diana Groó • Documentary • With Rachel Weisz, George Weisz, Judit Hoffmann Varga, Lea Neukum • 2016 • 63 minutes

    Diana Groó’s documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944) a strong woman, who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world.The...

  • Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

    Directed by Linda Saffire & Adam Schlesinger • Documentary • With Wendy Whelan • 2017 • 90 minutes

    RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One ...

  • Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

    Documentary • With Vyacheslav Gordeyv, Nadezhda Pavlova, Vasiliy Vorokhobko, Cherkasskaya Vozianova • 1978 • 112 minutes

    With its sunny effervescence and dazzling leading roles, Don Quixote has come to exemplify Bolshoi Ballet virtuosity. Premiered in 1896, Marius Petipa's choreography reflected...

  • Russian Ballet: Giselle

    Documentary • With Nina Ananiashvili, Victor Barykin, Ruslan Pronin
    • 1991 • 113 minutes

    This moving and picturesque work of French romantic ballet caused a sensation in 1841. With music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot (the solos) and Jean Coralli (the ensemble), Giselle featu...

  • Russian Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Directed by Yuri Grigorovich • Documentary • With Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev
    • 1978 • 102 minutes

    The Nutcracker speaks to the child in everyone, with its happy dreams of snow, presents, adventures, toys and wishes fulfilled. Despite Tchaikovsky’s most addictive score, the original ...

  • Russian Ballet: Spartacus

    Documentary • With Tatiana Golikova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Gabovich, Ekaterina Maximova, Valery Antonov
    • 1979 • 133 minutes

    Please note that due to the age of the recording, some of the sections of this video are quite dark.

    Spartacus, with its storming athleticism, bold story and passi...