(New York, NY--November 16, 2016) Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Cinema
label is proud to announce the national release of Brian Perkins' GOLDEN KINGDOM
, the first international production to be filmed in Myanmar since the country's recent reopening.
The film will screen in New York City this coming Monday, November 21, at Village East Cinema
(7pm), as well as in Portland, OR, at the Hollywood Theatre
, on Friday, November 25. Director Brian Perkins and Executive Producer Jessica Ballard are set for Q&As following both screenings – and are available for phone interviews this and next week.
GOLDEN KINGDOM also becomes available on VOD this coming Friday, November 18, via iTunes
, Amazon, and on the Alive Mind Cinema
Focused on four novice monks living in a Buddhist monastery in a remote part of Myanmar, GOLDEN KINGDOM was made "with painstaking dedication to authenticity" (Variety) and features a cast of real-life apprentice monks playing three of the film’s four young leads.
When the monastery’s chief abbot (played by U Zaw Ti Ka, a real-life Buddhist monk) departs on a long journey and leaves four orphan boys alone in the middle of a forest, strange and magical occurrences begin to take place. Witazara, the most resourceful of the four kids, quickly takes upon himself the task of protecting the other boys – just as a series of bizarre events threaten to unravel the young monks’ sense of reality.
The result is an utterly transporting work that is "hugely evocative – though never in a falsely idealising way – of an enclosed world with its own lore and beliefs" (Screen International).
"One of the most immersive soundscapes since The Revenant."
- SF Weekly
Village East Cinema
– New York City, NY – 11/21
– Portland, OR – 11/25
Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Brian Perkins and Executive Producer Jessica Ballard.
Golden Kingdom - Official Trailer
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