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Strand Releasing
IndustryFilm distribution
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989)
FoundersJon Gerrans
Marcus Hu
HeadquartersCulver City, California, United States
ProductsMotion pictures

Strand Releasing is an American film production company founded in 1989 and is based in Culver City, California. The company has distributed over 300 auteur-driven titles from acclaimed international and American directors such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gregg Araki, François Ozon, Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Fatih Akin, Aki Kaurismäki, Claude Miller, Manoel de Oliveira, Gaspar Noé, André Téchiné and Terence Davies.

Notable reissues

Movies produced

LGBT titles

Honors and awards

Strand Releasing was honored with a four-week retrospective in 1999 at the New York Museum of Modern Art.[7] The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Outfest, honored Strand Releasing with a lifetime achievement award in 2002.[8] In 2009, MOMA honored Strand Releasing with "Carte Blanche" a 20-year retrospective honoring select filmmakers from the Strand roster including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fatih Akin, François Ozon and Jacques Nolot, adding their films into the MOMA permanent collection. In 2009, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Provincetown International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival also honored Strand Releasing with lifetime achievement awards.


The Strand Releasing Collection at the Academy Film Archive contains trailers and prints for many films released by Strand.[9]


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