KinoSmith Inc has acquired rights in Canada for a slate of 12 features and documentaries including Hot Docs award-winner Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol.
A selection of the documentaries will receive theatrical runs and then all will be released to the home entertainment market via KinoSmith’s Hot Docs Collection.
Besides Marwencol (acquired from The Film Sales Company), the slate includes four other documentaries picked up (from the filmmakers, unless otherwise specified) for theatrical and the Hot Docs Collection: Llisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Sweetgrass, Liz Marshall’s Water on the Table, Ben Steinbauer’s Winnebago Man (acquired from Joe Heller’s sales company), and Summer Love’s Sounds Like a Revolution.
Documentaries bought just for the Hot Docs DVD Collection (VOD and online) are Stephen Kijak’s Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (from Oscilloscope), Christie Callan-Jones’ Cat Ladies, and Matt Gallagher’s The Rise And Fall Of Grumpy Burger.
All the documentaries have premiered at the Hot Docs festival except Sounds Like A Revolution, which will have its Canadian premiere at the upcoming North X Northeast Festival on June 16.
Features in the slate acquired for theatrical are David Russo’s The Immaculate Conception of Lizzie Drizzle (from Visit Films), Carl Bessai’s Fathers & Sons and Rune Denstad Langlo’s North (from Memento Films). Chris Smith’s features American Job was acquired just for DVD.