PalmPictures has launched DVD label Arthouse Films and kicks off with the Feb 142006 releases of William Eggleston In The Real World and new acquisition Henri Cartier-Bresson:The Impassioned Eye.
Thelabel is targeted at art enthusiasts and collectors and will utilise Palm'straditional retail distribution network (Universal Music and VideoDistribution) and non-traditional sales at museums, art galleries, universitiesand certain stories.
"Our goal is to build a platform for establishedand emerging artists to preserve and showcase their work through the ArthouseFilms DVD label," David Koh, Arthouse Films co-founder and Palm's head of acquisitionand production, said.
Further releaseswill follow in 2006 including Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas. Arthouse will also rebrand threeprevious Palm Pictures titles into the slate, namely Matthew Barney's CremasterCycle and documentaries HowTo Draw A Bunny and TheLegend Of Leigh Bowery.
HenriCartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye was acquired by Koh after negotiating with Mitchell Banks of MLBanks on behalf of the director and Neue Zurcher Zeitung, the Fondation HenriCartier-Bresson and Xanadu-Film.
Palm plans aJanuary 2006 theatrical release on the story of the man considered to be thegreatest photographer of the last century.