Film Movement Press


Actor turned writer/director Mélanie Laurent first debuted Breathe (or Respire if we’re being pedantic) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, but U.S. audiences — who were introduced to Laurent in a Hollywood context through Inglorious Basterds — read more


Film Movement has acquired Olivier Award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green’s feature film debut Second Coming, which stars Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall as a modern-day London couple who find themselves in the middle of a miracle. read more


The French comedy is now available for pre-order.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Movement is preparing 'The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe' for Blu-ray on July 7. read more


Film Movement has acquired all North American rights to Justin Lerner’s The Automatic Hate. The distributor plans a winter theatrical release for the film, which world premiered at SXSW. read more


The New York-based film distributor has picked up North American rights to Shim Sung-Bo’s South Korean thriller Haemoo from Finecut in Cannes. read more


The drama starring Vivian Wu and Ewan McGregor is heading to Blu-ray in June, and you can pre-order the disc here.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Movement is preparing 'The Pillow Book' for Blu-ray on June 9. read more


New York-based distribution company Film Movement announced today the launch of Film Movement Classics, a new label to release restored versions of older films, specifically those out of print in the U.S. read more


Naji Abu Nowar’s debut feature will be released theatrically in late 2015. Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Theeb. read more


New York-based arthouse distributor Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to actress-turned-auteur Melanie Laurent's sophomore outing "Breathe." read more


New York-based distribution company Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Ivano de Matteo’s The Dinner in Rome this week.  read more


Film Movement co-President Adley Gartenstein and VP of Acquisitions & Distribution Rebeca Conget spoke with Film Journal International about RAM Releasing and the future of Film Movement. read more


The exec, who had previously been at Entertainment One U.S., will serve along president Adley Gartenstein. read more


Indiewire reporter Paula Bernstein covers the exciting inaugural programming slate for Film Movement's new genre releasing label, RAM Releasing.
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Film Movement proudly announces the acquisition of 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT, marking the third from from Erik Poppe in the company's catalog. Starring Juliette Binoche, the film follows a war-zone photographer who's forced to reconsider her priorities... read more


The US trailer and poster launched today on Indiewire; the thriller that's the first film to include second-screen technology opens in theaters and on demand on May 9! read more


Film Movement announces the acquisition of To Kill A Man, winner of the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Award. read more


Film Movement was recently featured in international press regarding our attention to Uruguayan cinema, particularly Tanta Agua. (Please note, the article is in Spanish.) read more


Film Movement announces the acquisition of Cannibal, a Spanish film by Manuel Martin Cuenca starring Antonio de la Torre (I'm So Excited, Volver). read more


Film Movement's genre label, RAM Releasing, adds to its first slate of films with the genre-bending MOEBIUS, a film by Kim Ki-Duk. read more


RAM Releasing, the new genre label under Film Movement's arthouse releasing, announced today the acquisition of South Korean thriller HIDE AND SEEK. read more


Film Movement announces the acquisition of the Afghan submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, An Afghan Love Story. The sophomore film from director Barmak Akram received the Screenwriting Award at Sundance Film Festival.
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The distributor of award-winning independent movies announced today the launch of a streaming TV channel on the Roku platform. The ad-based service kicks off with nearly 50 of the best Film Movement catalog titles, with new films to be added every other week.
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Announced during the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, Film Movement proudly announces the acquisition of The Auction (formerly Le Démantèlement), a Canadian independent production that follows one father willing to sacrifice his own life's work for the sake of his children. read more


Spoiler Alert Radio offers insight into the entire film industry, from filmmaking to film distribution. Listen in on an interview with company president Aldey Gartenstein as he discusses everything from how he got into the business to what sets films apart in the acquisition process. read more


The Indie Film Junkie

If you can't get to the Sundance Film Festival, why not bring Sundance to you?

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Perhaps the best way to approach a subject of bewildering complexity is with simplicity. "Munyurangabo" considers the genocide in Rwanda entirely through the lives of two boys who are 10 or 11 years old. read more


Unique Mother's Day Gifts

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Perfect Presents: from $4 to nothing's-too-good-for-my-baby

Movie clubs: the gift that keeps on entertaining..........

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On-Screen Romance

These dasy we're a little sick of Gwyneth, Brad, and Tom (both Hanks and Cruise), just like you.

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By Gregg Goldstein

Alt Output Gaining Steam in Indie Scene

For many an ambitious independent filmmaker, the elation of being accepted into a premier festival like Sundance quickly is replaced..........

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By Laura DeMarco

Indie Films, With Lots of Extras, Finding Their Way Into Mailboxes

Indie DVD of the month?

Yes, the "of the month" club isn't just for Florida grapefruits..........

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By Susan Dunne


For the film fan on your Christmas list, you've got two options. You can get them a book about movies, a vintage poster, an artifact or a cinema-related knickknack (little plastic Oscar, anyone?).

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By Donna Doherty

Now Playing at a Cozy Home Theatre Near You Any Time

If you have a flick freak in your family, and who doesn't, here's a gift that's better than the plant-of-the-month clubs.......

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By S.L.

Call It an Indie Sampler

Film Movement knows what's good for you. the DVD-of-the-month-club mail-order company selects a well-reviewed..........

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By Jason Silverman

Fresh DVD's No Waiting

Got a poker game during the premier of the FX Channel's new drama Over There? Don't feel like braving the traffic..........

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By Thomas K. Arnold

Mail Brings the Art-House Home

Two companies are targeting film buffs who prefer movies they can't get anywhere else. Film Movement sends..........

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By Michelle Hainer

Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hoffman's 2003 political documentary, "The Party's Over"? or "OT: Our Town", an Independent Spirit nominee..........

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By David Ansen

Look Who's In Town'

For the past year the documentary "OT: Our Town" has been bowling over audiences at film festivals around the country.

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Independent's Day

What happened to independent cinema?

Not the Miramax-bankrolled, opening-in-every-hip-cineplex indie. (Hello Kevin Smith.)

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Indie Flicks by Mail

Calling all cineasts who have trouble getting off the couch........

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