Cinedigm Acquires “VISITORS,” the Landmark New Film Collaboration between
Director Godfrey Reggio, Composer Philip Glass and Filmmaker Jon Kane
Presented by Steven Soderbergh
Cinedigm to Release Theatrically Following World Premiere Live Symphony Event
at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
LOS ANGELES -- May 22, 2013
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all North American distribution rights to
“VISITORS,” the new film from director Godfrey Reggio, composer Philip Glass
and filmmaker Jon Kane. Seven years in the making, VISITORS is the fourth film
that Reggio and Glass have collaborated on following the groundbreaking,
internationally acclaimed, Qatsi Trilogy formed by the films Koyaanisqatsi,
Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Cinedigm plans to release VISITORS theatrically in
4K throughout Fall 2013 following its world premiere at the Toronto
International Film Festival where members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
will perform Glass’s score live.
“VISITORS is truly a mind-altering one-of-a-kind cinema event. What Godfrey,
Philip and Jon have created is wholly unique and all of us at Cinedigm are
thrilled to partner with them and Steven Soderbergh to bring their vision to
audiences everywhere,” said Cinedigm Co-President Susan Margolin.
Of the acquisition Reggio stated, “For a world on speed, in rush hour, this
film is counter-intuitive to contemporary image-making. Face-to-face with more
to say than can be spoken, one might leave expectations at the door.
Cinedigm's enthusiasm for theatrical release and its commitment to innovative
marketing and exhibition, offers this odd-one-in an opportunity to seek a life
of its own. I can only feel anxious joy as I prepare to see this child take
its first step.”
"I'm thrilled and honored to act as presenter ofVISITORS, which is the
definition of a must-see event for anyone who loves cinema. Thirty years
afterKoyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio--with the support of Philip Glass and Jon
Kane--once again leapfrogs over us earth-bound filmmakers and creates another
stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. It's a bold, beautiful, uniquely
moving cinematic experience,” added Soderbergh.
Presented in Black and White digital 4K projection, VISITORSreveals
humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered
by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human
species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond
information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four
shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront
them with themselves.
The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm’s Director of Acquisitions Emily
Rothschild with Larry Taub representing the filmmakers.
Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution
that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering
role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital
distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization
with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to
manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty.
And, as the leading distributor of independent content in the world, Cinedigm
collaborates with producers and the exhibition community with unequalled
transparency to market, source, curate and distribute quality content across
all digital platforms to targeted and profitable audiences. The company’s
library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from
Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed
independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance
Institute and Tribeca Film. Cinedigm is proud to distribute many
Oscar®-nominated films including “The Invisible War,” “Hell and Back Again,”
“GasLand,” “Waste Land” and “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.”
Current and upcoming CEG releases include Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM
12, Penny Lane’s OUR NIXON, Shaul Schwarz’s NARCO CULTURA, Jared Moshe’s DEAD
MAN’S BURDEN, Geoffrey Fletcher’s VIOLET & DAISY, Malika Zouhali-Worrall and
Katherine Fairfax Wright’s CALL ME KUCHU and Jimmy Loweree’s ABSENCE
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