Kino Lorber Announces its April 2016 Home Video Releases

OF MEN AND WAR (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 5, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Laurent Bécue-Renard
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: The warriors in OF MEN AND WAR have come home to the United States, but their minds remain on the battlefield. Anger consumes a dozen combat vets long after their return from the front. Like figures from a Greek tragedy, all have traumatic memories that haunt them to this day. Ghosts and echoes of the war fill their lives. Threats seem to spring out of everywhere. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home, a first-of-its-kind PTSD therapy center, the film's protagonists resolve to end the ongoing destruction of their well-being. Their therapist acts as a father figure, helping the young men forge meaning from their trauma. Over years of therapy, OF MEN AND WAR explores their grueling paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families. This DVD presents the director's cut of the feature at its full 147 minute length.

Special Features:
Booklet essay by Robert Greene
Interview with director Laurent Bécue-Renard



HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 5, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Jerry Rothwell
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD chronicles the gripping story of the formation of the modern environmental movement with access to dramatic footage that has not been seen for over 40 years. This unmissable film tells the fascinating story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of what we now know as the global organization that is Greenpeace. Alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the late 1970s, Hunter would be instrumental in altering the way we now look at the world and our place within it.

Special Features: Additional Scenes, Trailer

 

 

 
THE NIGHTINGALE (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 5, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Philippe Muyl
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: In the "very sweet family drama" (New York Times) THE NIGHTINGALE, Zhigen (Bao Tian Li) honors the request of his late wife by going back to his home town to free his bird, his sole companion in his senior years. He expected to go on this journey alone but he has been entrusted with Renxing (Xin Yi Yang), his granddaughter, a young spoiled city girl from Beijing, while her parents are out of town. During this journey at the edge of traditional China, in all its magnificent natural landscapes, these two individuals will discover one another and share experiences and adventures. The little girl will discover new values, particularly the ones of the heart, and the important of family and tradition.

Special Features: Six Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Trailer

 

 


MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 12, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Alison Chernick
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: How does artist Matthew Barney use 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly, a factory whaling vessel, and traditional Japanese rituals to create an art project? Barney plowed the waters off the cost of Nagasaki to film his massive endeavor, Drawing Restraint 9 (2005). The immersive documentary MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT journeys to Japan with Barney and his collaborator Bjork as the visual artist creates a narrative sculpture, telling a fantastical love story of two characters that transform from land mammals into whales.

Special Features: Additional Scenes, Trailer

 

 


SEMBÉNE! (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 19, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBÉNE! uses rare archival footage and exclusive materials to tell the unbelievable true story of the self-taught "father of African cinema" who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa. SEMBÉNE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, making powerful, unforgettable films and becoming a hero to millions. But after a startling fall from grace, can Africa's storyteller reinvent himself once more?

Special Features:
Making of Moolaadé (2005)
Moolaadé in Soudiane
On Sembéne: Reflections from Angela Davis, Youssou N'Dour, Nuggi wa Thiong'o, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, and more
Samba's Story


VESSEL (DVD)
DVD Street Date: April 19, 2016
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Diana Whitten
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: VESSEL begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities of the anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law -- and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills. We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. VESSEL is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Trailer