Dokument Films, a new distributor of independent features for the
theatrical, DVD and digital download markets, has boarded Volker
Schlondorff's Polish Solidarity movement drama Strike under its
The Gdansk shipyard saga is accompanied by John Waters' one-man show This Filthy World directed by Jeff Garlin, and the investigative
documentary RFK Must Die from UK Producer Shane O'Sullivan.
Dokument is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MPI Media Group, and will
be on the ground at the Toronto International Film Festival looking
'The goal of Dokument is to discover and deliver the best of
independent cinema to a passionate and underserved audience,' vice
president of acquisitions and development Greg Newman said.
'Around the world, great film-makers are making unique and
thought-provoking films, yet the independent film industry has changed
so much these last few years that many, even most, of these original
and important films are not being released.
'MPI is ideally positioned to insure that these films find their
audience in America. For the past three decades we've been one of the
most successful independent DVD brands in the business, and now we are
equally committed to theatrical releasing and new digital media
MPI's catalogue includes Baraka and Henry: Portrait Of A Serial
Killer, the German thriller Antibodies, and a restored version of
Becket starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton.