Kino to Distribute Artsploitation4 Apr, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Kino Lorber will distribute films from Philadelphia-based Artsploitation Films on disc and digital, thanks to a new multi-year agreement.
The distribution agreement covers catalog and new releases for the United States and Canada.
“Artsploitation’s line-up is an ideal fit with Kino Lorber’s distribution focus and cinematic taste,” said Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber. “We’re delighted to be working with savvy professionals who understand the passion of North American audiences for envelope-pushing world cinema.”
Artsploitation Films specializes in explicit and provocative films from around the world, and on nearly 20 new releases a year. Upcoming releases include Clip (Rotterdam Film Festival Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest), Vanishing Waves (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Fantastic Film Festival), Combat Girls (São Paulo International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival), Animals (San Sebastián International Film Festival, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) and Memory of the Dead (Fantasia International Film Festival).
“Our movies — an unpredictable mix of genre films and cutting-edge international dramas — require a knowledgeable and specialized sales company and I know we found it with Kino Lorber, a seasoned expert with such films,” said Ray Murray, former president of TLA Releasing and founder of Artsploitation Films.