Kino Lorber has bought North American rights to Tony Zierra’s “Filmworker” and Rüdiger Suchsland’s “Hitler’s Hollywood,” two documentaries that had their North American premieres at the Telluride Film Festival.
Zierra’s homage to Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man Leon Vitali had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will also show at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
“Hitler’s Hollywood” examines the 1,000 feature films made in Germany in the years between 1933-45. Only a few were created as overtly Nazi propaganda films but Suchland’s analysis shows how even the most innocent entertainment carries with it a subversive ideological – and in this case Nazi – message.
Kino Lorber is planning theatrical releases for both films in 2018, followed by VOD and physical media launches in the second half of the year.