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, Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, Catherine Breillat, Brady Corbet, Alain Gomis, Bradley Rust Gray, Alain Guiraudie, Christophe Honoré, Jon Jost, Tom Kalin, Kim So Yong, Jon Moritsugu, Jenni Olson, Daniel Ribeiro, Elisabeth Subrin, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Lulu Wang, Bruce LaBruce, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rithy Panh, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ira Sachs, James Schamus, A. B. Shawky, John Waters, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and World of Wonder.
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.