Kino Lorber has unveiled some of the details of their November 2020 Blu-Ray and DVD releases from their Kino Lorber, Virgil Films, Metrograph Pictures and Greenwich Entertainment imprints. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:


RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA


Street Date: 11/3/20

Synopsis: One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar®-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following the Fukushima disaster, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

 

 

Bonus Features: Full feature documentary – Ryuichi Sakamoto: async at the Park Avenue Armory (Stephen Nomura Schible, 2018)


LE BUREAU: SEASON 5


Street Date: 11/3/20 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: In season 5 of worldwide hit The Bureau, JJA (Mathieu Amalric), Director of Internal Security, has taken over managing the Bureau as Marie-Jeanne (Florence Loiret Caille) is testing her fieldwork skills on the ground in Egypt. The DGSE will be shaken up by rumors published about Malotru’s (Mathieu Kassovitz) fate: is he really dead? What role did DGSE and the CIA play? In the end, Malotru, dead or alive, will never stop confronting each one of his own dead ends, in Sinai, in Jeddah, Phnom Penh, Moscow, Cairo and … in Paris.

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailer


BABYLON BERLIN: SEASON 3


Street Date: 11/24/20

Synopsis: The vaultingly ambitious, award-winning German series Babylon Berlin is a dizzyingly thrilling crime drama. Season 3 opens in the fall of 1929 in Berlin, during the tumultuous weeks before Black Friday’s stock market crash. Inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) and Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) are assigned to investigate the death of an actress, only to realize that the film industry is as rotten as the underworld. In the meantime, the fascist Black Reichswehr are regathering their forces for their next attempt to bring down democracy and provoke more clashes with the Communists.

Eneba Many GEOs

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


BUOYANCY


Street Date: 11/24/20 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: This story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test.

Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realise the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves.

Chakra and Kea are trapped at sea, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day. The captain quickly weeds out those weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.

Bonus Features: Director interview | Producer interview | Trailer



Street Date: 11/10/20

Synopsis: Since 1776, Philadelphia existed in the shadows of New York City and Washington D.C. Counted out and overlooked, Philadelphians turned to football as a way to let out their frustrations. After 58 years of coming up short, a Super Bowl title had become Philly’s holy grail. What started out as the most promising year in decades, the 2017 season, quickly unraveled with the season ending injury of their MVP quarterback. With the deck stacked against them, an underdog city bands together and puts their faith in an unlikely backup. From throwing snowballs at Santa Claus to having a jail in their stadium, this fanbase has earned their title of worst in the NFL. MAYBE NEXT YEAR peels back the veil and offers an intimate look at the lives of four very different and very dedicated Eagles fans, unified by their commitment to family, unwavering passion, and the common dream of becoming Super Bowl Champions. Eagles fans paint their own portrait of what brotherly love truly means in the best comeback sports story in years.

Bonus Features: Trailer


PRAIRIE TRILOGY


Street Date: 11/17/20  (DVD  Only)

Synopsis: John Hanson and Rob Nilsson, co-directors of Cannes Camera d’Or winner Northern Lights and fellow members of San Francisco’s Cine Manifest film collective, collaborated on this remarkable series of documentaries underwritten by the North Dakota Humanities Council and the North Dakota AFL-CIO. In Prairie Fire, 97-year-old ex-organizer and poet Henry Martinson recounts the 1916 birth of the Socialist Nonpartisan League—also the subject of Northern Lights—his narrative accompanied by images shot by Nilsson’s own grandfather, Frithjof Holmboe. Rebel Earth finds Martinson, accompanied by a younger farmer, revisiting the scenes of his life, seeking out the spot of his Divide County homestead. Survivor, finished the year before Martinson’s death, focuses on the biography of its subject, found in a funny and expansive mood. A gorgeously shot work of documentary-as-historical corrective, which finds hope for the future through excavating a radical past.

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by directors John Hanson and Rob Nilsson | Booklet essay by film critic/editor Nicolas Rapold | Trailers


JIMMY CARTER: ROCK N ROLL PRESIDENT


Street Date: 11/3/20 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. This documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING: THE HARRY CHAPIN STORY


Street Date: 11/10/20  (DVD Only)

Synopsis: Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something is the inspiring story of Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat’s in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world.

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


THE DONUT KING


Street Date: 11/17/20 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. The Donut King tells the rags to riches story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in America in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. His story is one of love, hard knocks, survival, and redemption. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream, but a great rise can come with a great fall.

Bonus Features: Trailer

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