The Cinema Guild

The Cinema Guild Based in New York City, The Cinema Guild is a distributor of independent, foreign and documentary film. www.cinemaguild.com

Some of the films we have released: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, THE INTERRUPTERS, MARWENCOL, SWEETGRASS, THE BEACHES OF AGNES, 35 SHOTS OF RUM, THE TURIN HORSE, NATURAL SELECTION, THE DAY HE ARRIVES, JAUJA.

This October, we will be releasing Manoel de Oliveira's final feature film, GEBO AND THE SHADOW on Blu-ray, DVD and digi...
06/26/2019

This October, we will be releasing Manoel de Oliveira's final feature film, GEBO AND THE SHADOW on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms! The Blu-ray & DVD will include one of Oliveira's final shorts, "O Velho do Restelo," and an essay by Jordan Cronk. Reversible cover art for the Blu-ray.

Pre-order the Blu-ray: https://amzn.to/2XrtVXR
Pre-order the DVD: https://amzn.to/2Lot0kj

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's THE WILD PEAR TREE comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 20th.  Includes a  Q&A from the film's US Prem...
06/19/2019

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's THE WILD PEAR TREE comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 20th. Includes a Q&A from the film's US Premiere and an essay by Bilge Ebiri. Pre-order available at 40% off
Blu-ray: https://bit.ly/2KqTn9I
DVD: https://bit.ly/2ZyehHw

CRITIC'S PICK! "A celebration of the anarchic power of imagination,” from “a master whose work always rewards discov...
05/17/2019

CRITIC'S PICK! "A celebration of the anarchic power of imagination,” from “a master whose work always rewards discovery.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times. THE WANDERING SOAP OPERA is now playing at Anthology Film Archives: bit.ly/2Vc6Fb6

Opens 5/17 at Anthology Film Archives. (https://bit.ly/2Vc6Fb6)Filmed by Chilean master Raúl Ruiz in 1990 but left unfi...
05/10/2019

Opens 5/17 at Anthology Film Archives. (https://bit.ly/2Vc6Fb6)

Filmed by Chilean master Raúl Ruiz in 1990 but left unfinished until it was completed by his wife and collaborator Valeria Sarmiento in 2017, The Wandering Soap Opera is a dreamily interconnected series of vignettes that spoof on telenovela conventions while reflecting Ruiz's feelings upon returning to his native Chile after more than 15 years away.

Hong Sangsoo's GRASS is a New York Times Critic's Pick!  Now playing Metrograph Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Up941L
04/19/2019

Hong Sangsoo's GRASS is a New York Times Critic's Pick! Now playing Metrograph Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Up941L

"May be the purest expression of [Hong's] working method to date... It's like watching life and art collide in real time...
04/16/2019
Grass | Metrograph

"May be the purest expression of [Hong's] working method to date... It's like watching life and art collide in real time." -The A.V. Club. GRASS opens Friday 4/16 at Metrograph: ow.ly/KNHc50prwcg

Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.

"A rewarding and revelatory first feature from a fresh artistic voice." -The Playlist. Three more chances to catch Qiu S...
04/16/2019
Suburban Birds | Metrograph

"A rewarding and revelatory first feature from a fresh artistic voice." -The Playlist. Three more chances to catch Qiu Sheng's SUBURBAN BIRDS at Metrograph before they fly away.

Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.

Metrograph
04/15/2019

Metrograph

"Qiu Sheng puts a fresh gloss on Faulkner’s observation that the past is never dead. It’s always here, vibrating in every red scarf, bird song and moment. "—NY Times. SUBURBAN BIRDS must end Thurs 4/18. http://metrograph.com/film/film/2017/suburban-birds

Our poster for Raúl Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento's THE WANDERING SOAP OPERA. Opens 5/17 at Anthology Film Archives
04/10/2019

Our poster for Raúl Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento's THE WANDERING SOAP OPERA. Opens 5/17 at Anthology Film Archives

"A spectacular directing debut... Its observations on the expanding cityscapes of China recall the work of Jia Zhangke (...
04/04/2019
‘Suburban Birds’ Review: A Spectacular Directing Debut

"A spectacular directing debut... Its observations on the expanding cityscapes of China recall the work of Jia Zhangke (“Ash Is Purest White”), while its near-mystical quietude has accents one recognizes in the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul." -Glenn Kenny, The New York Times.

NYT Critics Pick and New Directors/New Films official selection SUBURBAN BIRDS opens this weekend at Metrograph: http://ow.ly/M4kX30ohojr

In Qiu Sheng’s film, a team of engineers and a group of kids intersect, violating the rules of space and time, or so it would seem.

Wake up, the birds are calling... starting Friday...
04/03/2019

Wake up, the birds are calling... starting Friday...

03/26/2019
SUBURBAN BIRDS opens 4/5

"Qiu Sheng's intriguing, adept debut feature...marks his voice as one worth listening to." -The Film Stage

Premiering at New Directors/New Films and opening April 5 at @Metrograph: metrograph.com/film/film/2017/suburban-birds

Opens April 5 at Metrograph in NYC.A striking debut from China’s Qiu Sheng, SUBURBAN BIRDS is a tantalizing mystery an...
03/14/2019

Opens April 5 at Metrograph in NYC.

A striking debut from China’s Qiu Sheng, SUBURBAN BIRDS is a tantalizing mystery and a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy rolled into one. Hao (Mason Lee) is part of a team of young engineers called in to investigate a series of craters that have opened up on the edge of the city. As he and his team survey the subsiding area, another story is taking place in the same suburban landscape. A younger boy, also named Hao, spends long afternoons playing with friends and making mischief until one-by-one, his playmates start to disappear. As these parallel stories unfold, the connections between them proliferate and grow stranger.

With virtuosic assurance, Qiu employs distinct styles for each of the two narrative strands and unites them with a wry and wistful sense of humor. SUBURBAN BIRDS is both a reflection on the slippery nature of memory as well as a comment on China’s rapid urbanization that heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

03/14/2019
Suburban Birds (official trailer)

NEW TRAILER PREMIERE: "A seductively inscrutable puzzler." "STAND BY ME meets Kafka's THE CASTLE." Qiu Sheng's debut, Suburban Birds premieres at New Directors/New Films and opens April 5 at Metrograph.

"An explosive, soul-baring display from a filmmaker who hasn’t lost—and indeed, may be rediscovering—his capacity ...
03/08/2019
Hotel By the River - Laemmle.com

"An explosive, soul-baring display from a filmmaker who hasn’t lost—and indeed, may be rediscovering—his capacity for surprise." -Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times. Now playing at Laemmle Theatres Music Hall: https://bit.ly/2tXT3VK

Thrilled to announce our acquisition of Wang Xiaoshuai's CHINESE PORTRAIT, which premiered last night at MoMA The Museum...
02/28/2019
Wang Xiaoshuai’s ‘Chinese Portrait’ Snapped for U.S. Release

Thrilled to announce our acquisition of Wang Xiaoshuai's CHINESE PORTRAIT, which premiered last night at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight.

“Chinese Portrait,” the unusual 2018 film by Wang Xiaoshuai, has been picked up for Stateside release by indie outfit Cinema Guild. The picture will have its North American Premiere at Doc Fortnigh…

Huge congratulations to En El Séptimo Día, winner of the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent #SpiritAwards!
02/23/2019

Huge congratulations to En El Séptimo Día, winner of the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent #SpiritAwards!

The JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD goes to EN EL SEPTIMO DIA #SpiritAwards

"Stunning...A choice unlike any other in the Academy's contemporary history." -The Atlantic. Just a few more days to see...
02/22/2019
Hale County This Morning, This Evening | Metrograph

"Stunning...A choice unlike any other in the Academy's contemporary history." -The Atlantic. Just a few more days to see the ground-breaking Hale County This Morning, This Evening before Sunday's Oscars.

Metrograph: ow.ly/RdKE30nIxDh
Museum of the Moving Image: https://bit.ly/2XlkiHl
iTunes: https://apple.co/2HTtWNy
Vudu: https://bit.ly/2NcGuhU

Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.

02/21/2019
HOTEL BY THE RIVER

"A film that crackles with that enigmatic, ineffable energy that makes cinema so exciting." -Spectrum Culture

HOTEL BY THE RIVER continues this week Film Society of Lincoln Center (filmlinc.com/hotel-by-the-river) and opens downtown at Quad Cinema (quadcinema.com/film/hotel-by-the-river) See you at the hotel!

Hale County This Morning, This Evening director RaMell Ross joins Trevor Noah on The Daily Show tonight. 11/10c on Comed...
02/14/2019

Hale County This Morning, This Evening director RaMell Ross joins Trevor Noah on The Daily Show tonight. 11/10c on Comedy Central.

Tune in TONIGHT to see director RaMell Ross on The Daily Show! 11/10c on Comedy Central.

"No star will be born in The Wild Pear Tree," says Stuart Klawans in The Nation Magazine. "There is still something to b...
02/09/2019
Fame and Art-Making in ‘Never Look Away,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ and ‘The Wild Pear Tree’

"No star will be born in The Wild Pear Tree," says Stuart Klawans in The Nation Magazine. "There is still something to be won, though: if not forgiveness, then the capacity to forgive. To Ceylan, that would be the most difficult art of all—and if you look around with him and see how beautiful everything is, it just might seem possible."

Now playing at Film Forum and Laemmle Theatres. All dates: cinemaguild.com/theatrical/wildpeartree.html

Finding originality in already-told stories. 

01/30/2019

"A BIG, BOLD MASTERPIECE... [Ceylan's] greatest work to date." -David Jenkins, Little White Lies
See it today at Film Forum: filmforum.org/film/the-wild-pear-tree

01/28/2019

"A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie." -The Guardian. Opens Wednesday at Film Forum in NYC. https://bit.ly/2sQgQ9h

01/24/2019
HOTEL BY THE RIVER (official trailer)

Hong Sangsoo's "quietly elegaic" (The New York Times) HOTEL BY THE RIVER is "never less than beautiful" (Cinema Scope). Opens 2/15, exclusively at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets: filmlinc.com/hotel-by-the-river

01/23/2019
Film at Lincoln Center

HOTEL BY THE RIVER opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center on Feb 15. Check out our new trailer:

Presenting the trailer premiere for Hong Sangsoo's affecting new drama HOTEL BY THE RIVER, opening at FSLC on February 15. Tickets now on sale: filmlinc.org/hotel

Our poster for Hong Sangsoo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER. Trailer coming next week! Opens 2/15 at Film Society of Lincoln Center
01/18/2019

Our poster for Hong Sangsoo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER. Trailer coming next week! Opens 2/15 at Film Society of Lincoln Center

What an incredible night at the Cinema Eye Honors! You can catch Hale County This Morning, This Evening this weekend at ...
01/11/2019

What an incredible night at the Cinema Eye Honors! You can catch Hale County This Morning, This Evening this weekend at Metrograph in New York and Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles. All upcoming playdates here: https://bit.ly/2nxvFLr

12/17/2018
THE WILD PEAR TREE (official trailer)

"A rich and poetic film that manages to do two difficult things at once: it explores the psyche of a country, and it reminds viewers everywhere of the trials of growing up.” - The Economist

Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan's THE WILD PEAR TREE opens Friday in Los Angeles at Laemmle Royal (laemmle.com/films/44405) and enters its final week at Film Forum in New York (filmforum.org/film/the-wild-pear-tree).

Hale County This Morning, This Evening wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the IFP Gotham Awards! Huge congratulations to RaMell Ro...
11/27/2018
'The Rider' Tops Gotham Awards; Full Winners List

Hale County This Morning, This Evening wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the IFP Gotham Awards! Huge congratulations to RaMell Ross and the entire team!

'The Favourite' and 'First Reformed' topped the nominations for the annual independent film honors, handed out in New York on Monday night.

Our annual Cyber Weekend sale is on! 50% off all DVDs and Blu-rays, including all pre-orders: cinemaguild.com/homevideo
11/23/2018

Our annual Cyber Weekend sale is on! 50% off all DVDs and Blu-rays, including all pre-orders: cinemaguild.com/homevideo

Our annual Cyber Weekend sale begins this Friday! 50% off all DVDs and Blu-rays, including all pre-orders: cinemaguild.c...
11/21/2018

Our annual Cyber Weekend sale begins this Friday! 50% off all DVDs and Blu-rays, including all pre-orders: cinemaguild.com/homevideo

EN EL SEPTIMO DIA comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 18!
11/05/2018

EN EL SEPTIMO DIA comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 18!

MARWENCOL Special Edition launches on December 18 with over twenty minutes of recently found footage on Blu-ray and DVD....
10/31/2018

MARWENCOL Special Edition launches on December 18 with over twenty minutes of recently found footage on Blu-ray and DVD. https://amzn.to/2CTKWPr

The recognition keeps rolling in for Hale County This Morning, This Evening, named a nominee for Best Documentary by the...
10/24/2018
IDA Documentary Awards Nominations Revealed

The recognition keeps rolling in for Hale County This Morning, This Evening, named a nominee for Best Documentary by the International Documentary Association. Another huge round of congratulations to the HALE COUNTY team!

The International Documentary Association is out with the nominees for its 2018 IDA Documentary Awards. Winners of the 34th edition will be announced December 8 duyring a ceremony hosted by Ricki L…

Congratulations to Hale County This Morning, This Evening, nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film...
10/18/2018

Congratulations to Hale County This Morning, This Evening, nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards! And congrats to all the nominees!

Excited to announce that we will be bringing Hong Sangsoo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER to theaters early next year!
10/09/2018

Excited to announce that we will be bringing Hong Sangsoo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER to theaters early next year!

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
09/21/2018

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

HELD OVER IN NYC!! See HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at IFC Center and BAMcinématek: bit.ly/halecountydoc

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