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May 142020
 
Kino Lorber Announces its June 2020
Home Video Releases

Tesnota
Prebook Date: 5/5/20
Street Date: 6/2/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24754
DVD UPC: 738329247546
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item#: K24755
BD UPC: 738329247553
Genre: Drama
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Runtime: 123
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Actors: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Anna Levit
Language: Russian with English subtitles

Tesnota (Closeness, 2017) is the incendiary debut feature from the young and brilliant Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole). 1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves.

Bonus Features: Trailers

Beanpole

Prebook Date: 5/5/20
Street Date: 6/2/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24756
DVD UPC: 738329247560
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24757
BD UPC: 738329247577
Genre: Drama
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 137
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Actors: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov
Language: Russian

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone (hence the film’s title), works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war..

Bonus Features: Interview with director Kantemir Balgov | Trailers

Beanpole - Official U.S. Trailer
Beanpole – Official U.S. Trailer

Out of My Head
Prebook Date: 5/12/20
Street Date: 6/9/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24762
DVD UPC: 738329247621
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Runtime: 77
Director: Susanna Styron
Actors: Joan Didion, Paul Auster

A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip, and decides to make a film about it. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan Didion. We learn that, rather than a terrible headache, migraine is a complex, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. This kaleidoscopic journey, told through interviews, cinema verite, art and animation, explores the history, impact and raw emotion evoked by this unpredictable and confounding condition.

Bonus Features: Bonus scenes | Educational version of the feature | Audio description for feature and educational version | Trailer | Optional Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish subtitles | English closed captioning

Out of My Head (trailer)
Out of My Head (trailer)
Young Ahmed

Prebook Date: 5/19/20
Street Date: 6/16/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24764
DVD UPC: 738329247645
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24765
BD UPC: 738329247652
Genre: Drama
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 84
Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Actors: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnard, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson
Language: French with English subtitles

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal, in furious motion, of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who has been radicalized by his Imam despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou). Taking a serious view of a difficult issue — the effect of fanaticism on the body and soul — the Dardennes here remind viewers why they continue to be at the center of 21st-century cinema. – New York Film Festival

Bonus Features: Interview with directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne | Theatrical trailer

Young Ahmed - Official U.S. Trailer
Young Ahmed – Official U.S. Trailer

STOP
Prebook Date: 6/2/20
Street Date: 6/30/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24776
DVD UPC: 738329247768
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24713
BD UPC: 738329247133
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Rating: NR
Runtime: 87
Director: Spencer Wolff
Actors: David Ourlicht, Michael Bloomberg, Ray Kelly
Language: English and Mandarin with English subtitles

The feature length documentary STOP follows three years in the life of David Ourlicht, one of the four named plaintiffs in Floyd vs. City of New York. By interweaving the story of David’s family with the action around the trial, STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights. From David’s Jewish grandfather, who describes being arrested in Greenwich Village on his first date with David’s grandmother, an African-American woman, to David’s biracial father, Italian-American mother, and mixed race sister, the Ourlicht family offers a powerful backdrop to the flashpoint issue of stop and frisk. The film asks: Must we trade safety for civil rights? >From interviews with the lead attorneys bringing in the case, to police officers who defend the practice, to the law professor who wrote the expert report, to coverage of Mayor Bloomberg and Police Chief Ray Kelly, STOP paints a picture of a city divided. Then the trial begins. From the rallies, to the press conferences, to the day David testifies, to closing statements and CCR’s celebratory party, STOP offers a behind the scenes look at the trial, and gives a history of an era of intense political battles that the City of New York will never forget.

Bonus Features: Deleted Scene | Trailers

The Queen

Prebook Date: 5/5/20
Street Date: 6/2/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24745
DVD UPC: 738329247454
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item#: K 24746
BD UPC: 738329247461
Genre: Documentary LGBTQ
Year: 1968
Rating: NR
Runtime: 66
Director: Frank Simon
Actors: Jack Doroshow, Crystal LaBeija, Rachel Harlow, Andy Warhol
Language: English

More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas for the big event. Organized by pioneering LGBTQ+ icon and activist Jack Doroshow (better known by his stage persona Flawless Sabrina), the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. But perhaps the most memorable moment occurs after the crowning ceremony: an epic diatribe by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, prominently featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). A vibrant piece of queer history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negatives.

Bonus Features:

“* Audio commentary by artist and producer Zackary Drucker and journalist and author Diana Tourjée
* Outtake footage
* Theatrical trailers (original and re-release)
* Interview with producer Si Litvinoff, by Shade Rupe
* The Queen: After Party Outtakes, with Jack Doroshow, by Joe E. Jeffreys
* Flawless Sabrina: Icon/Muse, a short documentary by Michelle Handelman
* Irma Vep: The Last Breath, a short film by Michelle Handelman, featuring Flawless Sabrina
* Queens at Heart, a 1967 short documentary on drag culture
* Post-screening Q&A footage with Flawless Sabrina and Zackary Drucker
* Booklet essay by Joe E. Jeffreys (Blu-ray only)
The Queen (1968) - Official Re-Release Trailer
The Queen (1968) – Official Re-Release Trailer
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Victor and Victoria
Prebook Date: 5/12/20
Street Date: 6/9/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24760
DVD UPC: 738329247607
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #:K24761
BD UPC: 738329247614
Genre: Romance, Musical
Year: 1933
Rating: NR
Runtime: 98
Director: Reinhold Schunzel
Actors: Renate Muller, Hermann Thimig, Friedel Pisetta, Fritz
Odemar, Ariber Wascher
Language: German with English subtitles
B&W

In this dazzling musical romance, a young woman (Renate Müller), unable to find work as a music hall singer, partners with a down-and-out thespian (Hermann Thimig) to revamp her act. Pretending to be a man performing in drag, Victoria becomes the toast of the international stage. But she soon finds that her playful bending of genders enmeshes her personal and professional life in a tangle of unexpected complications. Produced in the final days of the Weimar Republic, Victor and Victoria received limited exposure in the United States, and is today best known by Blake Edwards’s 1982 remake and the 1995 Broadway production. Viewers will be delighted to discover that the original is every bit as charming and outrageous, reminiscent of the sly sex comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder.)

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by film historian Gaylyn Studlar

My 20th Century

Prebook Date: 5/12/20

Street Date: 6/9/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24702
DVD UPC: 738329247027
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24703
BD UPC: 738329247034
Genre: Drama
Year: 1989
Rating: NR
Runtime: 105
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Actors : Dorotha Segda, Oleg Yankowsky, Paulus Manker
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Black & White

Awarded the Camera d’Or for best first feature at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, Hungarian trailblazer Ildikó Enyedi’s My 20th Century is a luminous, unconventional fairy tale. Two twins, Lili the anarchist and Dóra, a luxurious woman of loose morals (both played by the young Polish actress Dorotha Segda), are separated as young girls. Their lives proceed on opposing tracks until their paths reconnect on the Orient Express with Mr. Z. (Tarkovsky mainstay Oleg Yankovsky) who loves them jointly. Defiantly in pursuit of happiness and in retreat from the “mass murdering century,” they are all entranced by Thomas Edison’s inventions and drunk on the miracle of existence. Among the greatest of cinematic debuts, My 20th Century introduced the world to Enyedi (On Body and Soul), who remains a vital, distinctive artist into the 21st century.

Bonus Features: Introduction by director Ildikó Enyedi | Audio commentary with Enyedi and DP Tibor Mathe (Hungarian with optional English subtitles) | Booklet essay by curator and writer Dorota Lech | Interview with Enyedi by filmmaker Peter Strickland (courtesy of Second Run)
My Twentieth Century (1989) - Official Trailer
My Twentieth Century (1989) – Official Trailer

Paracelsus
Prebook Date: 6/2/20
Street Date: 6/30/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24714
DVD UPC: 738329247140
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24715
BD UPC: 738329247157
Genre: Drama
Year: 1943
Rating: NR
Runtime: 105
Director: G. W. Pabst
Actors: Werner Krauss, Mathias Wieman, Fritz Rasp, Annelies Reinhold, Harald Kreutzberg
Language: German with English subtitles
Black & White

A physician, alchemist, and spiritual guru, Paracelsus (1493-1541) was one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of science. And, like its subject, this 1943 film is shrouded in mystery, even though it was directed by one of the supreme stylists of the German cinema: G.W. Pabst. Werner Krauss (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) stars as the Swiss-born scientist, who faces the seemingly impossible task of protecting the German people from a coming plague, and calming a rising tide of mass hysteria. Despite being called “a remarkably interesting film” by The New York Times’s Vincent Canby (when it received its belated U.S. premiere in 1974), Paracelsus continues to be overlooked, along with most all of the films made in Germany during World War II. With fresh eyes, however, we can see that Paracelsus is not a propaganda film, but the work of an oppressed artist attempting to convey a humanist, possibly subersive message under the gaze of Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan

Red Cow

Prebook Date: 5/12/20
Street Date: 6/2/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: M143
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: B143
BD UPC: 738329247591
Genre: Drama LGBTQ
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90
Director: Tsivia Barkai Yacov
Actors: Avigayil Koevary, Gal Toren, Moran Rosenblatt
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

“‘How do you feel about intimate relations?
Speak freely, don’t hold back.’ ‘I think it’s the highest connection between two souls.’

Bonus Features: Trailers

Red Cow Trailer
Red Cow Trailer

The Last Supper
Prebook Date: 5/26/20
Street Date: 6/23/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: M142
DVD UPC: 738329247706
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: B142
BD UPC: 738329247713
Genre: Drama WWII
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Runtime: 80
Director: Florian Frerichs
Actors: Bruno Eyron, Michsal Degen, Charles Brauer, Patrick Molleken
Language: German with English subtitles

On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish family Glickstein comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) dont take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her plans to emigrate from Berlin to Palestine, her family starts disputing. Her father Aaron cant see any reason to leave Germany, the country of their ancestors and the country he risked his live for during the first world war. But when Michael, Leahs younger brother, indicates that he actually is an ardent admirer of the national socialist movement, the family is on the brink of being torn apart… ‘The last supper’ is a very personal and intimate chamber play – but also a warning letter to a world in which populists and demagogues are on the rise.

Bonus Features: Trailers

Das letzte Mahl | Teaser
Das letzte Mahl | Teaser
Promises at Dawn

Prebook Date: 6/2/20
Street Date: 6/30/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: M141
DVD UPC: 738329247744
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: B141
BD UPC: 738329247751
Genre: Drama
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Runtime: 131
Director: Eric Barbier
Actors: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pierre Niney, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine McCormack
Language: French with English subtitles

From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nice’s sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II… Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. It’s the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to lead a life full of twists, passion, and mystery. But this unconditional maternal love will also be a burden that he bears his whole life… Promise at Dawn is the film adaptation of Romain Gary’s best-selling autobiographical novel.

Bonus Features: Trailers

Promise at Dawn - Official U.S. Trailer
Promise at Dawn – Official U.S. Trailer

The Booksellers
Prebook Date: 5/12/20
Street Date: 6/9/20

Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24686
DVD UPC: 738329246860
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 99
Director: D. W. Young
Actors: Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese
Language: English

D.W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.

Bonus Features: A Body of Language | The Caretaker: In the Studio with Cara Schlesinger | Some Further Thoughts from Willam Reese | Trailers

The Booksellers | Official Trailer
The Booksellers | Official Trailer
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Prebook Date: 5/26/20
Street Date: 6/23/20

Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24777
DVD UPC: 738329247775
Genre: Drama Cooking
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 81
Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Actors: Diana Kennedy, Jose Andres, Rick Bayless, Alice Waters
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of cookbook author and British ex-pat Diana Kennedy – widely regarded as the world’s expert on Mexican cuisine. At five feet tall and 97 years old, Diana is larger than life: a foul-mouthed fireball far more feisty and energetic than her age and petite frame let on. Author of nine Mexican cookbooks, she has spent over 60 years researching and documenting the regional cuisines of Mexico. Kennedy has lived ‘off-the-grid’ on an eight-acre ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since the 1970’s: composting, growing her own crops, and using solar power to run her home. Aware of her own mortality, she is working tirelessly to solidify the legacy of her life’s efforts, with the hope of turning her home into a foundation for culinary education in Mexico. Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, the documentary provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. A two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico,” but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine.”

Bonus Features: Trailers

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy | Official Trailer
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy | Official Trailer

Deerskin
Prebook Date: 6/2/20
Street Date: 6/30/20

Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24769
DVD UPC: 738329247690
Genre: Comedy
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 77

Director: Quentin Dupieux.
Actors: Jean Dujardin, Adele Haenel
Language: French with English subtitles

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award® winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

Bonus Features: Trailers

Deerskin | Official Trailer
Deerskin | Official Trailer
Emma 2! Dance Spectacular

Prebook Date: 6/2/20
Street Date: 6/30/20

Label: Wiggles
DVD SRP: 14.95
DVD Item #: K24369
DVD UPC: 738329243692
Genre: Children’s Preschool
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 138
Language:English

There once was a girl who loved dance. She’d dance from Australia to France. She always wore bows, even on her little toes, And they rang every time she pranced. Her name is Emma, you see, she shares her dancing with glee! From tap to ballet, join in and jété,in this spectacular DVD!

Bonus Features: Emma’s Sign Language Time

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