30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing

30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing

Since its founding in 1989, Strand Releasing has brought bold independent, art-house, and documentary films from around the world to American screens and home video, including many trailblazing works of queer cinema. To commemorate its thirtieth anniversary, Strand asked more than thirty filmmakers to contribute a short film shot on an iPhone to this omnibus celebration. The casually brilliant results—which include contributions by Andrew Ahn, Fatih Akin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gregg Araki, Catherine Breillat, Brady Corbet, Alain Guiraudie, Christophe Honoré, Jon Jost, Isaac Julien, Bruce LaBruce, Rithy Panh, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ira Sachs, James Schamus, Cindy Sherman, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Lulu Wang, and John Waters, among others—exhibit the wild eclecticism and aesthetic freedom that Strand has cultivated and championed for three decades.

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30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing
  • 30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing

    Since its founding in 1989, Strand Releasing has brought bold independent, art-house, and documentary films from around the world to American screens and home video, including many trailblazing works of queer cinema. To commemorate its thirtieth anniversary, Strand asked more than thirty filmmake...

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  • I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

    Directed by Tsai Ming-liang • 2006 • Taiwan, Malaysia
    Starring Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Norman Atun

    One of Tsai Ming-Liang’s tenderest films, I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE finds the filmmaker returning to Malaysia, the country where he grew up. Homeless on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Hsi...

  • The Edge of Heaven

    Directed by Fatih Akin • 2007 • Turkey, Germany
    Starring Baki Davrak, Nursel Köse, Hanna Schygulla

    Fatih Akin, the critically acclaimed director of HEAD-ON, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love, drawing together six characters: an old m...

  • The Arbor

    Directed by Clio Barnard • 2010 • United Kingdom
    Starring Manjinder Virk, Natalie Gavin, Christine Bottomley

    One of the most formally inventive, fascinating, and radical films in recent memory, Clio Barnard’s electrifying debut feature combines documentary, performance, and fiction as actors lip...

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Directed by Joachim Trier • 2011 • Norway
    Starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Malin Crépin, Aksel Thanke

    Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. Taking advantage of the ...

  • Stranger By the Lake

    Directed by Alain Guiraudie • 2013 • France
    Starring Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao

    The critically acclaimed STRANGER BY THE LAKE has been described as a modern-day Hitchcockican masterpiece. A picturesque cruising spot in the countryside of France sets the scene for t...

  • Girlhood

    Directed by Céline Sciamma • 2014 • France
    Starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes he...