A film by Julian Rosefeldt
Starring Cate Blanchett
OPENS IN CANADA
Vancouver June 16 VanCity
Toronto June 30 Hot Docs Ted Rogers CInema
Montreal July 7 Cinema du Parc
“Pure genius.” – Rolling Stone
“Compulsively watchable.” – Variety
“13 Blanchetts for the price of one.” – The Hollywood Reporter
From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before.
Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
“Art history is a derivation of history and we learn from history,” says Rosefeldt. “And in a time where neo-nationalist, racist and populist tendencies in politics and media threaten again democracies all over the world and challenge us to defend our allegedly achieved values of tolerance and respect, Manifesto becomes a clarion call for action.”
The film originally premiered as a 13-channel film installation at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image. The 90-minute feature version premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.
Read All The Manifesto’s here
KinoSmith Inc. is an independent Canadian film distribution and marketing company founded in 2007 by distribution veteran Robin Smith. KinoSmith is also home to the Hot Docs Collection that releases award-winning documentaries curated by the Hot Docs Festival in Canada. KinoSmith is teamed with the Blue Ice Group running their global distribution entity, Blue Ice Docs. KinoSmith’s current theatrical releases include Shadows of Paradise, and My Scientology Movie, and upcoming for theatrical release is 78/52.