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First Run Features is an independent film distribution company based in New York City. First Run was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers in order to advance the distribution of independent film. Today First Run is one of the largest theatrical and home video distributors in the United States, releasing 12 to 15 films a year in theatres nationwide and 50 to 60 videos and DVDs annually. First Run distributes a large number of documentaries in addition to foreign films, including many films about LGBT issues, Jewish experience, and political and human rights issues.
First Run is the American distributor for films by
Monika Treut, Michael Sporn, and Radley Metzger, in addition to many others. Among the films First Run distributes in the US are the , Up Series , For the Bible Tells Me So , A Jihad for Love , Alice Moving Midway, and . Many of the films First Run Features has distributed have been endorsed by Save Me Human Rights Watch. First Run works in collaboration with HRW to bring films dealing with human rights issues to a wider audience. First Run also has a distribution partnership with the Global Film Initiative for the North American market, and distributes a number of GFI's Global Lens Series films in North America annually. First Run is also an American distributor for several Deutsche-Film Aktiengesellschaft titles. The DEFA titles First Run distributes include several East German Red Westerns, including , several science fiction titles, and dramas set in The Sons of Great Bear East Germany.
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^ Van Cott, Kaeli (July 22, 2015). "First Run Features Acquires Sundance Doc 'Welcome to Leith. '" Indiewire . Retrieved . February 1, 2016
^ Rosen, Steven (September 30, 2015). "Land Art". Cincinnati City Beat . Retrieved . January 29, 2016
^ Levine, Sydney (October 6, 2015). "John Hancock's 'The Looking Glass' is Coming to Theaters Via First Run Features". Indiewire . Retrieved . January 29, 2016
^ Vlessing, Etan (January 27, 2012). "NFB’s Drisdell discusses challenges of "Pink Ribbons" release". Reelscreen . Retrieved . February 1, 2012
^ Carl Colby (director) (September 2011). (Motion picture). New York City: Act 4 Entertainment. The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
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