Well Go USA Partners with Kino Marquee for June 26 Virtual Theatrical Release of HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

Well Go USA Partners with Kino Marquee for June 26 Virtual Theatrical Release of HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD
Ticket sales to aid art house theaters affected by COVID-19 closures
PLANO, Texas (May 28, 2020) – In conjunction with leading art house film distributor Kino Lorber, Well Go USA Entertainment has announced a June 26 virtual theatrical release for the critically-acclaimed drama HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD. The film, directed by Columbia University alumna Bora Kim, won three awards at its Tribeca premiere, along with taking the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film (Generation 14+ category) at Berlinale and the Audience Award at the Busan International Film Festival.
The film centers around 14-year-old Eun-hee, who moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing everything that accompanies growing up in a country on the brink of enormous change.
“We are delighted to welcome Well Go USA onto the Kino Marquee Platform,” said Wendy Lidell, Kino Lorber’s SVP, theatrical distribution and acquisitions. “They are truly leaders in their field, and House of Hummingbird is a fitting first film for what I hope will be an ongoing collaboration.”
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD will be shown by virtual cinemas through the Kino Marquee virtual theatrical exhibition platform beginning June 26. Tickets can be purchased through theatrical partner sites on www.KinoMarquee.com. Sales will help support participating art house cinemas while they are closed due to local restrictions designed to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Recent Well Go USA Entertainment releases include Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING, Zhang Yimou’s SHADOW and IP MAN 4 starring Donnie Yen. Upcoming releases include CUT THROAT CITY, directed by RZA and starring Shameik Moore, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard and Eiza Gonzalez; TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA, directed by Yeon Sang-ho; and SYNCHRONIC, starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan.

Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing the best in action, genre and independent films from the U.S. and around the world to North America. Well Go titles can be seen across a variety of platforms, including in theaters, on demand, via DVD and Blu-ray and on television, as well as on mobile and connected devices through martial arts movie app Hi-YAH! (www.hiyahtv.com). Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas, with an additional office in Taiwan.
With a library of over 2,800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. Recent theatrical releases include Cannes-winners Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne’s Young Ahmed, and Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles’s Bacurau.  In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Carlotta USA, Adopt Films, Greenwich Entertainment, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library.
Bora Kim is a South Korean filmmaker and holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. Her short film “The Recorder Exam” won numerous awards, including the Best Student Filmmaker Award from the Directors Guild of America. The film was also a National Finalist for the 2012 Student Academy Awards.
Kim’s debut feature House of Hummingbird received production support from the Korean Film Council, Seoul Film Commission and Asian Cinema Fund of Busan International Film Festival. The film received post-production support from the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program and was selected as an IFP Narrative Lab Fellow. “House of Hummingbird” premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in the prestigious New Currents section, where it won the NETPAC award and the KNN Audience award. At the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, the film was awarded the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Film.