Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Return of New Yorker Films

I woke up this morning and picked up my Blackberry to check my messages, and the first thing I see is an email press release announcing the return of New Yorker Films.

Not a bad way to wake up, I must say.

The New Yorker Films name and library of over 400 films has been acquired by Aladdin Distribution LLC, according to this article from IndieWire.

This is, of course, great news for all lovers of independent and foreign films. New Yorker Films has long been a staple of the art film community since its creation in 1965. The company plans to acquire 6 to 8 films a year for theatrical release. In today's economy, it is getting harder and harder for distributors of films like this to get by, so the return of New Yorker Films is an encouraging development indeed. It may even be the light at the end of a tunnel. Only time will tell, but it's definitely cause for hope and celebration.

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