‘Be Natural’ Trailer: Female Filmmaking Pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché Gets Her Close-Up

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A documentary on the first female multi-hyphenate in cinema’s long history has unveiled its trailer. Pamela B. Green’s Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, narrated by Jodie Foster, is a feature documentary that studies the full scop…

‘Of Fathers And Sons’: “Atheist” Filmmaker Goes Undercover To Reveal Brutal Life Inside Radical Islamist Family

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Deep in the credits for the documentary Of Fathers and Sons comes a startling notation—a mention of the firm that supplied kidnapping and ransom insurance. That’s an indication of just how dangerous the project was for director Talal Derki, who r…

‘Be Natural’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films & Kino Lorber; Docu About Alice Guy-Blaché Screened At Cannes & Telluride

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EXCLUSIVE: Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber announced today that it has acquired North American rights for Pamela B. Green’s documentary, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.
Narrated by Jodie Foster, the film centers on the…

‘Eldorado’, Swiss Entry For Foreign Language Oscar, To Land In U.S. Via Kino Lorber

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EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Eldorado, Markus Imhoof’s documentary that has been chosen by Switzerland to represent the country in this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race. Imhoff was Oscar-nominated in 1981 for his…

Bi Gan’s Cannes Pic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Gets U.S. Deal Via Kino Lorber

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Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Chinese director Bi Gan’s new film that had its world premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. The China-France co-productio…

‘Studio 54’ Acquired by Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films

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Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have acquired the U.S. rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s “Studio 54,” it was announced Monday.

The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and also recently played at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was finalized during the Cannes Film Festival with A&E IndieFilms.

Tyrnauer produced “Studio 54” with Altimeter Films partner Corey Reeser and Passion Pictures’ John Battsek. Executive producers are A&E’s Molly Thompson, Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant alongside Andrew Ruhemann at Passion Pictures.

Also Read: Director Matt Tyrnauer on the Untold Story of ‘Studio 54’ (Video)

The film tells the story of Studio 54, a nightclub that was only open for 33 months in the late 1970s in New York City. Using footage and stills, Tyrnauer takes audiences through the historic rise and fall of the club.

Tyrnauer previously directed “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” and “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.”

“I’m extremely pleased to be working with Zeitgeist and A&E IndieFilms on the release of ‘Studio 54.’ I’ve long admired their taste, and their discerning eye is perennially among the best in independent cinema today,” said Tyrnauer. “‘Studio 54’ and Zeitgeist are a perfect pair for this theatrical odyssey into the very different world, not that long ago, when a disco swept the world and changed the culture. I’m so pleased they are providing a platform for me to tell Ian and Steve’s remarkable story.”

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The deal was negotiated by Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber, with Cinetic Media on behalf of A&E IndieFilms and Altimeter Films.

“Studio 54” will be released in theaters in the fall of 2018 followed by an awards campaign and VOD release.

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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 …

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

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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

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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

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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…