Toronto, Canada - June 22, 2021 - Independent film distributor Unobstructed View has entered into an exclusive home entertainment distribution agreement in Canada with Grasshopper Film. Grasshopper was founded in 2015 by Ryan Krivoshey and is a distribution company dedicated to the release of independent, foreign and documentary films.

Grasshopper’s eclectic slate of acclaimed and adventurous releases includes a library of over 300 feature films and documentaries, including 2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature Last Men in Aleppo, directed by Feras Fayyad, as well as Robert Greene’s Bisbee ’17 and Sundance prize-winner Kate Plays Christine, two-time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday, Khalik Allah’s Black Mother, Hong Sang-soo’s Right Now, Wrong Then, Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama and Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues, among many others.

“We are thrilled to add Grasshopper’s award-winning slate to our catalogue,” said Unobstructed View President Jonathan Gross, “Grasshopper's curated approach to acquisitions fits well with our customers' tastes.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Unobstructed View,” added Grasshopper Film President & Founder Ryan Krivoshey, “It’s wonderful to know that our collection of films will now be readily available to cinephiles and movie lovers throughout Canada.”

Upcoming releases from Grasshopper films include Slow Machine, the New York-set indie thriller starring Stephanie Hayes, Chloë Sevigny, and Scott Shepherd; Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance; Sky Hopinka’s Malni - Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore; and Tsai Ming-Liang’s Days.

About Grasshopper Film

Grasshopper Film is a distribution company dedicated to the release of acclaimed and award-winning cinema. Founded in December 2015, the company has established itself as one of the most vital independent distributors working today, featuring a library of over 300 titles, including work from leading US and international filmmakers, prize-winners from major festivals, and Academy Award winners and nominees.

About Unobstructed View

Unobstructed View, formerly Video Service Corp., is a full-service distributor that tailors distribution strategies across all platforms, from theatrical release to home video, VOD, and television. Started by former rock critic Jonathan Gross in 1993, Unobstructed View owns a catalog of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with the Criterion Collection, Film Movement, Kino Lorber, and Synapse, just to name a few. Recent and upcoming film and TV releases include Toronto Jewish Film Festival favorite Tel Aviv On Fire, Sundance selection Lords of Chaos, and Berlin selection Vai.


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