Strand Releasing was formed in 1989 and its goal has been to fuse quality art films with commercial product. Strand Releasing was honored with a ten and twenty year retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Other honors have included retrospectives at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Provincetown Film Festival and the Eastman-Kodak House in Rochester, New York.
Strand Releasing has produced or executive produced ten feature films including Gregg Araki's THE LIVING END, Richard Glatzer's GRIEF, Tommy O'Haver's BILLY'S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS, Todd Verow's FRISK, Robert Lee King's adaptation of Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, Brian Sloan's I THINK I DO, the films of Bruce LaBruce and Paul Cox's INNOCENCE.
Strand Releasing’s current slate includes Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme D’or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Francois Ozon’s HIDEAWAY, Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ TO DIE LIKE A MAN, Craig McCall’s THE LIFE & WORK OF JACK CARDIFF: CAMERAMAN, Pablo Trapero’s CARANCHO and Claude Miller’s I’M GLAD MY MOTHER IS ALIVE.
Strand has distributed the works of such renowned international artists as Manoel de Oliveira, Lino Brocka, Jon Jost, Terence Davies, Gaspar Noé, Lodge Kerrigan, Cindy Sherman, Nigel Finch, Raoul Ruiz, John Maybury, Ferzan Ozpetek, Jacques Audiard, Benoît Jacqout, Hal Hartley, Nina Menkes, Jon Moritsugu, John Duigan, François Ozon, Lou Ye, Marcelo Pineyro and John Curran.
Strand Releasing also has a vibrant home media library which has over 300 titles from its 22 years in business.
Strand is headquartered in Culver City, California and is run by business partners and founders, Jon Gerrans and Marcus Hu.