Kinema, which calls itself a cinematic experience platform, has expanded its film library to a total of more than 60 new titles. New partners include Magnolia Pictures, Greenwich Entertainment, Abramorama, Cargo Releasing, Frameline, Film Movement and Well Go USA. The rollout of the new titles, all of which have experienced global film festival recognition and critically acclaimed industry reviews, will continue this summer into the late fall.
The horror film Let the Right One In, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures will be available in time to host screenings in October leading up to Halloween while the famed martial arts film series IP Man, courtesy of Well Go USA and Magnolia Pictures will be available for viewing in November.
The library expansion marks Kinema’s embrace of a plethora of film genres. New titles represent a mix of international language, horror, comedy, sci-fi, kung fu, cult classics, documentary, and drama. The diverse offerings reflect Kinema’s commitment to supporting under-represented voices and bold artistic filmmaking. Of the films:
35 percent are directed by women
28 percent are directed by BIPOC
15 percent are directed by LGBTQ+
35 percent have a leading female role/main subject
30 percent have a BIPOC leading role/main subject
30 percent have a LGBTQ+ leading role/main subject
Each film will be available to screen on Kinema’s platform for a minimum of three months.
“This is a significant expansion, and one that we hope clearly signals to the industry our commitment to providing a cinematic experience to deserving audiences in the ever-changing COVID world,” said Ryan Harrington, head of film at Kinema. “At Kinema, our mission is to eliminate cinema deserts and enable global storytellers to connect with local audiences. These new titles illustrate our commitment to delivering critically acclaimed films to communities that desire cinematic experiences in non-traditional settings.