Strand Releasing

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Strand Releasing
Industry Film distribution
Founded 1989
Founder Jon Gerrans
Marcus Hu
Headquarters Culver City, California, United States
Products Motion pictures

Strand Releasing is an American theatrical distribution company founded in 1989 and is based in Culver City, California. The company has distributed over 300 auteur-driven titles from acclaimed international and American directors such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gregg Araki, François Ozon, Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Fatih Akin, Aki Kaurismaki, Claude Miller, Manoel de Oliveira, Gaspar Noe, Andre Techine and Terence Davies.

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Strand Releasing was honored with a four-week retrospective in 1999 at the New York Museum of Modern Art.[1] The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Outfest, honored Strand Releasing with a lifetime achievement award in 2002.[2] In 2009, MOMA honored Strand Releasing with "Carte Blanche" a 20-year retrospective honoring select filmmakers from the Strand roster including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fatih Akin, François Ozon and Jacques Nolot, adding their films into the MOMA permanent collection. In 2009, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Provincetown International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival also honored Strand Releasing with lifetime achievement awards.


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