First Run Features

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First Run Features
Industry Film distribution
Founded 1979
Headquarters New York, NY, USA
Products Films, VOD, DVDs, Blu-rays
Website http://www.firstrunfeatures.com

First Run Features is an independent film distribution company based in New York City.[1] First Run was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers in order to advance the distribution of independent film and is one of America's largest independent distributors of documentaries and art films, releasing 12 to 15 films a year in theaters nationwide and 40 to 60 titles on DVD and VOD annually. First Run distributes a large number of documentaries and foreign films, including many films about LGBT issues, Jewish experience, and political and human rights issues.

First Run is the American distributor for Michael Apted's Up Series, Ross McElwee's Sherman's March, Oscar-nominated The Most Dangerous Man in America, Maidentrip, Girl Model, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, For the Bible Tells Me So, A Jihad for Love, God Loves Uganda , D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's Kings of Pastry, Joe Berlinger's Crude, Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki's The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Alice, Save Me, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power and Moving Midway, among many others. Many of the films First Run Features has distributed have been endorsed by Human Rights Watch.

Notable films[edit]

Year Title
2015 Welcome to Leith[2]
2015 Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art[3]
2015 The Looking Glass[4]
2012 Pink Ribbons, Inc.[5]
2011 The Man Nobody Knew[6]
2010 The Most Dangerous Man in America
2009 Crude
2009 Ballerina
2009 Altiplano
2009 A Wink and a Smile
2008 Moving Midway
2008 A Jihad for Love
2008 Constantine's Sword
2008 Praying with Lior
2007 For the Bible Tells Me So
2007 Save Me
2007 The Power of Forgiveness
2007 Please Vote for Me
2007 Breaking the Maya Code
2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
2003 Bonhoeffer
2002 The Butterfly
2001 The Fluffer
1999 Gendernauts
1999 After Stonewall
1995 Whitewash
1993 Speak Up! It's So Dark
1992 Utz
1991 The Architecture of Doom
1984 Before Stonewall
1975 A Boy and his Dog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly Anderson, Distributor profile: First Run Features, Real Screen, July 29, 2010
  2. ^ Van Cott, Kaeli (July 22, 2015). "First Run Features Acquires Sundance Doc 'Welcome to Leith'". Indiewire. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rosen, Steven (September 30, 2015). "Land Art". Cincinnati City Beat. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Levine, Sydney (October 6, 2015). "John Hancock's 'The Looking Glass' is Coming to Theaters Via First Run Features". Indiewire. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ Vlessing, Etan (January 27, 2012). "NFB's Drisdell discusses challenges of "Pink Ribbons" release". Reelscreen. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Carl Colby (director) (September 2011). The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (Motion picture). New York City: Act 4 Entertainment. 

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