Indie Canadian distributor KinoSmith Inc has acquired a slate of 12 films, eight of which are documentaries. Marwencol will be distributed by KinoSmith. Marwencol‘s director, Jeff Malmberg was recently named the Hot Docs HBO Emerging Artist Award Winner for his film about the 1/6 scale, fictional WW II-era world that beating-victim Mark Hogancamp created in his backyard. Other docs that KinoSmith acquired – which all screened at Hot Docs – are Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Sweetgrass, social-issue doc Water on The Table directed by Liz Marshall, Scott Walker 30th Century Man directed by Stephen Kijakthe, Christie Callan-Jones’ Cat Ladies, The Rise and Fall of Grumpy Burger directed by Matt Gallagher and Ben Steinbauer’s Winnebago Man. Sounds Like A Revolution, directed by Summer Love, has also been acquired by KinoSmith, which will have a Canadian premiere at NXNW Festival on June 16. A selection of the documentaries will receive theatrical runs before they are released to the home entertainment market via the Hot Docs Collection.
- MIPCOM ’18