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Kino Lorber picks up SXSW audience award winner

New York-based distributor Kino Lorber has acquired the U.S. rights to Vikram Gandhi's SXSW audience award-winning documentary, Kumaré.
December 23, 2011

New York-based distributor Kino Lorber has acquired the U.S. rights to Vikram Gandhi’s SXSW audience award winning documentary, Kumaré.

The doc follows a social experiment conducted by director Gandhi in which he impersonates a spiritual guru named Kumaré who forges connections with people from all walks of life. He copes with living with an alter ego, and at the height of his popularity, reveals his true identity.

Kino Lorber plans to open Kumaré nationwide in May or June of 2012, before the film becomes available on VoD platforms. Social media and digital marketing company Bond Strategy and Influence – which has also conducted campaigns for Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna and The Way – will be partnering with Kino Lorber on the film’s theatrical release.

This deal was negotiated between Kino Lorber CEO and president Richard Lorber, Cinetic’s Dana O’Keefe and Gandhi.

Kumaré was produced by Brendan Colthurst and Bryan Carmel of  Disposable Television, and executive producer Stephen Feder.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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