Public can host screenings of documentaries using new site.

Annie Roney’s ro*co films has launched a new international documentary distribution portal, Simple Cinema.

The site’s aim is to allow the general public to exhibit films direct through the distributor - making community and educational screenings easily available for documentaries. ro*co says it has “made the film licensing and materials process very simple by giving individuals from any international territory the ability to buy rights to screen a film at their local school, theatre, bar or church.”

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Roney [pictured] said: “Simple Cinema was created in response to an increasing demand for our films to be screened in communities outside of a commercial theatrical release.  Our documentary films are being licensed for semi-theatrical screenings by museums, libraries, universities, non-profits, corporations, cafes and churches around the world.  We wanted to make the licensing process simple for anyone to host a screening of one of our films in their community.  Watching a film together, especially one of our compelling documentary films, can create a powerful experience that promotes useful discourse and sometimes, action. We are giving cinema lovers the power to dictate when, how and where they screen and share these cinematic and award-winning documentary films.  We have no doubt seen a significant shift in how the cultural mainstream embraces the documentary genre and we hope Simple Cinema will help foster this important sea change.”