THE JEWISH CARDINAL Out on DVD Today
Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces that THE JEWISH CARDINAL, the deeply historical narrative that recounts the exceptional life of Jewish-born Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, will be released on DVD today, May 20th in North America.
Watch trailer for THE JEWISH CARDINAL, on DVD May 20, here The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.
After a successful release in its native France, The Jewish Cardinal was an official selection at the 2014 New York Jewish Film Festival, playing to sell-out crowds at the event presented by New York's The Jewish Museum. Bolstered by success at the festival, the stirring, emotionally-resonant biopic began a record-breaking theatrical run, grossing over $110,000 to date and running for an unprecedented 10 weeks to sold out crowds at art-house theaters around the country, making it one of Film Movement's most successful theatrical releases ever. Film Movement releases The Jewish Cardinal on DVD on the heels of a well-reviewed New York City opening.
Available on DVD today, May 20th at FilmMovement.com, Amazon.com and other retailers, The Jewish Cardinal on DVD includes short film KOSHER, a French film by Isabelle Stead, about a lonely Orthodox Jewish boy and the pig who miraculously shows up and sets his imagination off and running. Also available on digital platforms including Amazon Instant, Village Voice says The Jewish Cardinal "uses the luscious pleasures of the Everyday to underscore and endure the big questions of identity, humanity, and home."
About Film Movement: Launched in 2003, Film Movement is a full-service North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, based in New York City. Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts from 50 countries on six continents, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and other prestigious festivals. Film Movement releases its films through numerous distribution channels, including thousands of art-house cinemas, universities and libraries; home video; television outlets; Cable Video on Demand (including its very own Branded cable VOD platform-Film Festival on Demand-available in over 40 million US homes); In-flight Entertainment and broadband outlets. In late 2013, Film Movement launched RAM Releasing, a genre label to distribute thriller, suspense and noir films across all platforms. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com. For more information, visit filmmovement.com.