Kinema adds 60+ new titles
August 23, 2021
Kinema, a new community-centric, cinematic experience platform, has announced the expansion of its film library to a total of more than 60+ new titles. Kinema continues to grow its partners who are committed to extending the reach of cinematic experiences in non-theatrical settings, both virtually and in-person, to communities and audiences around the world. New partners include Magnolia Pictures, Greenwich Entertainment, Abramorama, Cargo Releasing, Frameline, Film Movement and Well Go USA. The rollout of the new titles, all of which have experienced global film festival recognition and critically-acclaimed industry review, will continue this summer into the late fall.
The library expansion marks Kinema’s embrace of a plethora of film genres. New titles represent a mix of international language, horror, comedy, sci-fi, kung fu, cult classics,documentary and drama. The diverse offerings reflect Kinema’s commitment to supporting under-represented voices and bold artistic filmmaking. Of the films:
- 35% are directed by women
- 28% are directed by BIPOC
- 15% are directed by LGBTQ+
- 35% have a leading female role/main subject
- 30% have a BIPOC leading role/main subject
- 30% have a LGBTQ+ leading role//main subject
Horror film “Let The Right One In”, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures will be available in time to host screenings in October leading up to Halloween while the famed martial arts film series “IP Man”, courtesy of Well Go USA and Magnolia Pictures will be available for viewing in November. The aforementioned are just two of the new titles coming to Kinema.
Each film will be available to screen on Kinema’s platform for a minimum of three months.
Other library highlights include:
- Evergreen documentaries “Food Inc”, “RBG”, “Black Fish”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “I Am Not Your Negro” courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
- Cult sci-fi hit “The Quiet Earth” courtesy of Film Movement
- Current and upcoming theatrical and VOD titles include “Swan Song”, “Yakuza Princess” and “May Day” courtesy of Magnolia Pictures; “The Conservation Game” and “Flint” courtesy of Cargo Releasing; “Not Going Quietly”, “Barbara Lee: Truth to Power” and “¡Viva Maestro!” courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment.
“This is a significant expansion, and one that we hope clearly signals to the industry our commitment to providing a cinematic experience to deserving audiences in the ever-changing COVID world,” said Ryan Harrington, Head of Film at Kinema. “At Kinema, our mission is to eliminate cinema deserts and enable global storytellers to connect with local audiences. These new titles illustrate our commitment to delivering critically acclaimed films to communities that desire cinematic experiences in non-traditional settings.