The Cinema Guild

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The Cinema Guild
IndustryFilm distribution
FounderPhilip and Mary-Ann Hobel
HeadquartersNew York, NY, USA
ProductsMotion pictures, DVDs, Blu-rays

The Cinema Guild Inc. was established by Philip and Mary-Ann Hobel, producers known for their work in documentaries and features, including the film Tender Mercies.

Since 1968, the Cinema Guild has been a distributor of both documentary and fiction films (narrative features and shorts), offering distribution in all markets, including educational, non-theatrical, theatrical, television, cable, internet, and home video.

The Cinema Guild launched its own home video brand in March 2009.[1] The company released its first Blu-ray, Marwencol, in 2011.[2]

Internationally acclaimed filmmakers who have released films through the Cinema Guild include Claire Denis, Jacques Rivette, Agnès Varda, Pedro Costa, Béla Tarr, Hong Sang-soo, Alexander Sokurov, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

The distributor has also worked with such U.S.-based independent filmmakers as Andrew Bujalski, Jem Cohen, and Matthew Porterfield.



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