IMAX Saudi Deal, Edinburgh Line-Up, Screen Yorkshire, Nordisk Film, Kino Lorber, Assembly Line — Global Briefs

IMAX has inked a deal with VOX Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest exhibitor, for a minimum of four new theatres in Saudi Arabia. Four theatres will be added to new multiplexes in Riyadh. The first IMAX theatre has opened at VOX Cinemas’ Riyadh Park Mal…

IMAX has inked a deal with VOX Cinemas, the Middle East's largest exhibitor, for a minimum of four new theatres in Saudi Arabia. Four theatres will be added to new multiplexes in Riyadh. The first IMAX theatre has opened at VOX Cinemas' Riyadh Park Mall venue. VOX Cinemas was awarded its licence to operate cinemas in the Kingdom and plans to invest SAR2B (US$533.3M) to open 600 screens in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. Today's agreement brings the IMAX contracted…

Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘The Image Book’ Acquired By Kino Lorber – Cannes

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book (Le Livre D’Image), which just had its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The deal marks a reteam of the director and the indie distributor, whic…

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book (Le Livre D'Image), which just had its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The deal marks a reteam of the director and the indie distributor, which picked up his Goodbye to Language after it bowed in Cannes in 2015. A 2019 theatrical release is in the works for The Image Book, which uses bold, visual imagery and film clips as Godard himself comments and reflects on…

Biggest Secret Cinema, Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia, Nicolas Cage Thriller, Kino Lorber Deal — Global Briefs

Popular and lucrative UK event cinema experience Secret Cinema says its next show will be its biggest yet. The firm’s Romeo + Juliet screening will transform a secret outdoor London location into a “multi-layered world of Verona Beach&#8221…

Popular and lucrative UK event cinema experience Secret Cinema says its next show will be its biggest yet. The firm’s Romeo + Juliet screening will transform a secret outdoor London location into a “multi-layered world of Verona Beach”.  Expect live bands, DJs, choirs and artists and a possible audience of 5,000 during the 11-day run. Rodrigo Teixeira’s RT Features and Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions are re-teaming to produce and finance two debut features: Danielle…

Kino Lorber Lands Sundance Docu ‘Of Fathers and Sons’; Grasshopper Film Takes ‘Notes On An Appearance’

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Talal Derki-directed documentary Of Fathers and Sons, which picked up the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Award earlier this year at Sundance. The film will be released in theaters in the Fall of 2018 followed …

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Talal Derki-directed documentary Of Fathers and Sons, which picked up the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Award earlier this year at Sundance. The film will be released in theaters in the Fall of 2018 followed by VOD and home video releases are scheduled for early 2019. In the doc, Derki returns to his homeland where he gained the trust of Abu Osama, one of the founders and front members of Al-Nusra, the Syrian arm of Al-Qaeda. He…

Zeitgeist & Kino Lorber Make Appointment With ‘The Doctor From India’

EXCLUSIVE: Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have teamed to acquire The Doctor From India, a feature documentary from Jeremy Frindel. It’s the latest deal between the companies who earlier this year formed a multi-year strategic alliance that in part has them co-acquiring four to five features per year. Their latest, the docu Bombshell: The Heddy Lamar Story, bowed in November.
Zeitgeist previously teamed with Frindel on his One Track Heart: The Story of Krisna Das. His…

EXCLUSIVE: Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have teamed to acquire The Doctor From India, a feature documentary from Jeremy Frindel. It’s the latest deal between the companies who earlier this year formed a multi-year strategic alliance that in part has them co-acquiring four to five features per year. Their latest, the docu Bombshell: The Heddy Lamar Story, bowed in November. Zeitgeist previously teamed with Frindel on his One Track Heart: The Story of Krisna Das. His…

‘Bombshell’ Director Alexandra Dean On Hedy Lamarr: Actress-Inventor Got Credit For Beauty But Not Brilliance

Few would dispute that Hedy Lamarr belongs in the pantheon of screen goddesses from Hollywood’s golden age.
But recognition has proven far more elusive for her work beyond the realm of movie stardom—”in the pantheon of great inventors,” as filmmaker Alexandra Dean puts it.
Dean’s new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story attempts to correct the record.
“She had true flashes of genius. There were men who helped bring that genius to reality and Howard Hughes was one…

Few would dispute that Hedy Lamarr belongs in the pantheon of screen goddesses from Hollywood's golden age. But recognition has proven far more elusive for her work beyond the realm of movie stardom—"in the pantheon of great inventors," as filmmaker Alexandra Dean puts it. Dean's new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story attempts to correct the record. "She had true flashes of genius. There were men who helped bring that genius to reality and Howard Hughes was one…

SXSW Thriller ‘Like Me’ Liked By Kino Lorber

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber as acquired U.S. rights to Like Me, a psychedelic thriller written and directed by Robert Mockler that bowed at this year’s SXSW in the Narrative Feature competition. A January theatrical release is planned followed by a VOD release in March.
Addison Timlin stars as Kiya, who posts a video of herself robbing a convenience store and amasses a huge social media following and goes on a crime spree propelled by social
media broadcasts. In her quest for…

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber as acquired U.S. rights to Like Me, a psychedelic thriller written and directed by Robert Mockler that bowed at this year’s SXSW in the Narrative Feature competition. A January theatrical release is planned followed by a VOD release in March. Addison Timlin stars as Kiya, who posts a video of herself robbing a convenience store and amasses a huge social media following and goes on a crime spree propelled by social media broadcasts. In her quest for…