2019 Indie Institutions
Tribute to Kino Lorber, Inc.
Kino Lorber, Inc. was founded in 2009 by industry veterans Donald Krim and Richard Lorber. Combining the staffs, libraries and resources of Kino International, Lorber Films and Alive Mind Cinema, Kino Lorber quickly became a leader in distributing the finest art-house, classic and international films. With a library of more than 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber, Inc. releases over 25 films per year theatrically, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. Recent theatrical releases from Kino Lorber have included Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book and Academy Award nominee Of Fathers and Sons. Our tribute to Kino Lorber includes a sampling of their diverse range of new releases, neglecting only their foreign films, which we feature annually in Varsity World Film Week (including What Will People Say, in 2018 and Pop Aye in 2017). Chef Flynn is an engaging new vérité documentary about the teen culinary wunderkind, Flynn McGarry. What is Democracy?, a Zeitgeist Film in association with Kino Lorber, is a powerful, timely essay film exploring the evolution of democracy by Astra Taylor. Kino Lorber has restored and rereleased one of Repo Man director Alex Cox’s finest films, which he filmed in Mexico in 1991, Highway Patrolman.