Kim's Video


New York Premiere

FEATURE | United States, UK | 84 MINUTES | English, Italian, Korean |


New York, Experimental, Comedy, Documentary, Mystery

If you were a New Yorker with a taste for unconventional movies, you likely perused the aisles of Kim’s Video and Music. Its owner, Yongman Kim, became as much of a legend as the films he collected over the years. When the store meets an unexpected end, he strikes a deal with an Italian city’s government to preserve his vast film collection. However, that is far from the end of the story for Kim’s Video, as directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin find out. 

This genre-bending documentary often feels too strange to be real, but it is (if you can believe it). From first-person confrontations with those in charge of preserving the collection to interviews with notable former employees, like director Alex Ross Perry, you’ll become engrossed in this fascinating story whether you’re nostalgic for or new to the world of Kim’s Video. If you’re looking for a true ode to the power of filmmaking, look no further: Redmon, Sabin, and Kim have what you need.––Jarod Neece

In Person

Tue June 13 - 8:30 PM
Closed Captions available

Wed June 14 - 6:15 PM
Closed Captions available

Fri June 16 - 5:30 PM
Closed Captions available

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.

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Press Contact
David Redmon
Carnivalesque Films
Brooklyn, 13002
Phone: 3475573641
US Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 808 277 6195