Kino Lorber ReleasesSundance Grand Jury Prize-Winning Documentary Epicentro from Academy Award-Nominee® Hubert Sauper
Available on DVD and Digitally on All Major TVOD Platforms Including Kino Now January 12, 2021
“Captures a Cuba that seems frozen in time… a vivid sense of Havana.”– Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
“A hypnotic immersion into a country and culture embargoed by decades of our country’s foreign policy.”– Peter Keough, The Boston Globe
“A brilliant mixture of historical-poetic analysis and a ground-level journey among the denizens ofHavana. The director’s remarkable eye… will mesmerize you.”– Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
“A rigorous but compassionate gaze on this remarkable place.”– Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
“An excellent exercise in decolonial thinking.”– Inge Coolsaet, POV Magazine
“A film that’s just brimming with ideas.”– Devika Girish, Film Comment Podcast
New York, NY — January 12, 2021 — Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD and TVOD release of Epicentro, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary directed by Oscar®-nominee Hubert Sauper that examines post-colonial Cuba and the popular image of the country and its people through the myth-building of cinema. Epicentro was named by Paste Magazine as one the 25 Best Documentaries of 2020.
Epicentro will be released on DVD January 12, 2021, with a SRP of $19.95. It will also be available digitally on all major TVOD platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Kino Now.
From world-renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper — director of Sundance winner We Come as Friends and the Oscar®-nominated Darwin’s Nightmare — comes Epicentro, an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, “utopian” Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In Epicentro, Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana — particularly its children, who he calls “young prophets” — to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.
Director: Hubert Sauper
DVD Street Date: January 12, 2021
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
1.78:1, 16×9 | 112 minutes | English and Spanish with Optional English subtitles |5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo | Color