30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing
One of the leading US distributors of international and independent cinema, Strand Releasing celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special event at the Walker. The company will be exhibiting a series of 30 short films shot around the world on iPhones. Join Strand copresident Marcus Hu and one of Strand’s celebrated filmmakers, Gregg Araki, for a screening of this eclectic compilation.
Artists involved in the project include Andrew Ahn, Karim Aïnouz, Fatih Akin, Catherine Breillat, Roddy Bogawa, Alain Gomis, Alain Guiraudie, Christophe Honoré, Jon Jost, Bruce LaBruce, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rithy Panh, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ira Sachs, James Schamus, A. B. Shawky, John Waters, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. More filmmakers to be announced shortly.
Over the past 30 years, Strand has cultivated relationships with auteurs, producers, and sales agents by closely collaborating with them on the presentation of their films in the US marketplace. Having released over 400 films since 1989, the company has maintained an exceptional group of globally recognized filmmakers, making it one of the longest running independent distributors in the United States.
Free tickets are available at the Main Lobby desk from 5 pm.