Celebrating Strand Releasing at 30
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater.
Founded 30 years ago in 1989, in a theatrical and home video environment largely alien to that of today, Strand Releasing has consistently been 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, iconoclasts, queer artists, and cinematic truth-tellers. To celebrate their third decade, UCLA Film & Television Archive hosts 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 Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans. Check the Archive website closer to the date of the screening for announcements about filmmaker appearances.
30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing
An omnibus film featuring newly-commissioned short works by Catherine Breillat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, John Waters, Roddy Bogowa, João Pedro Rodrigues, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, Bruce La Bruce, Gregg Araki, Guy Maddin, Cindy Sherman, Jon Jost, Andrew Ahn, Lynn Hershman, Fatih Akin, Karim Ainouz, Alain Guiraudie, Alison Maclean, Ira Sachs, So Kim, Brad Grey, Rose Troche, Tom Kalin, Isaac Julien, James Schamus, Connor Jessup, Abu Shawky, Alain Gomis, Rithy Panh, Lucrecia Martel, Johnny Knoxville, Brady Corbet, and Christophe Honore.