NEW YORK, NY – May 9, 2013 – Kino Lorber is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute selected titles from Adopt Films on home media and digital platforms. Adopt is a leading theatrical distributor of critically acclaimed world cinema and documentary features. Designed to cover packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD), all digital markets and educational rights, this deal is set to begin with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Christian Petzold’s Barbara and The Taviani Brothers’ Caesar Must Die. Adopt Films, which specializes in international and independent American cinema, will continue to release between 8 and 12 new titles per year, all of which are expected to open in select theaters nationwide. The company was co-founded by industry veteran Tim Grady, President of Adopt, and art house pioneer Jeff Lipsky, who heads distribution. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Caesar Must Die and Christina Petzold’s Barbara are two of an impressive list of films that also include Ursula Meier’s Sister, a 2012 Berlin Competition Silver Bear winner, and Miguel Gomes’ Tabu, the winner of the Alfred Bauer Prize and the FIPRESCI international critics award also at the 2012 Berlinale.
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