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Celebrating Strand Releasing at 30

Celebrating Strand Releasing at 30
December 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Introductions by Sundance Film Festival programmer Mike Plante and filmmakers Andrew Ahn, Gregg Araki, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato, Bradley Rust Gray, Connor Jessup, So Yong Kim, Tommy O'Haver, Jenni Olson and Lulu Wang. Pre-screening Q&A with Jon Gerrans and Marcus Hu, founders of Strand Releasing.

Founded 30 years ago in 1989, in a theatrical and home video environment largely alien to that of today, Strand Releasing has consistently shone as a leading distributor of foreign language, American independent, and documentary films in theaters, on home video formats, and within video-on-demand channels. Taking risks and embracing daring, sometimes outrageous filmmakers and works at which others might balk, Strand is a friend to outsiders, to iconoclasts, to queer artists, and to cinematic truth-tellers all. To celebrate their third decade, UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to host the Los Angeles premiere of a new omnibus film, created for the occasion by and including brand-new contributions from over 40 Strand-supported filmmakers.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Strand Releasing founders Jon Gerrans and Marcus Hu. Filmmaker appearances will be announced closer to the date of the screening.

30/30 VISION: Three Decades of Strand Releasing

Los Angeles premiere!

An omnibus film featuring newly-commissioned short works by Andrew Ahn, Karim Aïnouz, Fatih Akin, Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, Catherine Breillat, Brady Corbet, Amy Davis & Jon Moritsugu, Alain Gomis, Bradley Rust Gray, Alain Guiraudie, Lynn Hershman, Christophe Honoré, Connor Jessup, Jon Jost, Isaac Julien, Tom Kalin, So Yong Kim, Bruce LaBruce, Tommy O’Haver, Jenni Olson, Rithy Panh, Daniel Ribeiro, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ira Sachs, James Schamus, A.B. Shawky, Cindy Sherman, Elisabeth Subrin, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Rose Troche, Lulu Wang & Anna Franquesa-Solano, John Waters, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, World Of Wonder (Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato).

Total running time: 64 minutes.