Settling in to watch “ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” you may have a burning question that applies to almost no other rock documentary, and that is: Who, exactly, are these guys? The ones behind the beards?
Independent film distributor Abramorama and audio streaming service Qobuz are teaming up to elevate the profile of a slate of music-driven documentaries.
In mirroring the gaze of his professorial subjects, Brown rewards audiences with a film that happily weds the scientific and the cinematic.
Abramorama has nabbed the North American rights to The Serengeti Rules, writer-director Nicolas Brown's documentary about young scientists addressing climate challenges that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.
New York-based distributor Abramorama has acquired the U.S. rights to Matt Hinton’s documentary about 90s indie rock band Luxury.
Beyond being some of the most loved musicians of all time, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Bill Frisell all have something else in common: they use or have used guitars made by the same man.
To the untrained eye, Carmine Street Guitars might seem to be of little importance, but this is the workplace of Rick Kelly, one of the greatest guitar builders of all time, and before they faded into the anonymity of age some of those grey-haired men were worshipped as music legends.
"You got any guitars for sale?" Abramorama has debuted an official trailer for an indie music documentary titled Carmine Street Guitars, made by Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann, profiling the iconic guitar store in NYC where Rick Kelly makes custom guitars.
Documentary Ghost Fleet has gotten a release date via Abramorama.
The feature about the search for men marooned on remote Indonesian islands after years of forced labor on Thai fishing boats will hit theaters June 7, a release that coincides with World Oceans Day on June 8.
Ron Mann’s documentary eschews most of the standard devices; there’s no narration, no talking heads, no archival materials. He just spends a few days hanging out in the shop, watching Rick and his apprentice Cindy work, and eavesdropping as musicians and Village figures (including Lenny Kaye, Bill Frisell, Wilco’s Nels Cline, and the Roots’ Kirk Douglas) pop in to shoot the breeze and play music.
From Abramorama, the documentary tracing the work of historian Emanuel Ringelblum and a group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders — who defied the Nazis and their propaganda by recording the war from the Jewish perspective — will open at New York’s Quad Cinema on January 18 and at multiple Laemmle theaters in Los Angeles on February 1.
Abramorama’s Liyana (2018) and Montage of Heck (2015) use animation to bring their stories to life.
Finn Wittrock takes on the role of a man obsessed by a childhood love in his upcoming romantic comedy Write When You Get Work. In a PEOPLE exclusive trailer for his new film, the American Horror Story actor plays Jonny Collins, a man dedicated to infiltrating the life of a woman named Ruth Duffy (Legion‘s Rachel Keller), who he used to know.
EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Write When You Get Work, the new movie from My New Gun writer-director Stacy Cochran. The romantic comedy starring Finn Wittrock and Rachel Keller, who play former lovers whose paths cross years later (with a heist thrown in for good measure), will bow in New York beginning November 23 ahead of a cross-country rollout in which Cochran will be on hand for a Q&A following each city screening. Emily Mortimer also stars.
New York-based indie distributor Abramorama has acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to director/producer Ron Mann’s 10th feature documentary, Carmine Street Guitars.
EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama has acquired U.S. rights to Carmine Street Guitars, the Ron Mann-directed documentary that takes a snapshot of Rick Kelly’s fabled Greenwich Village shop where he makes guitars out of salvaged wood from historic New York buildings. The instruments have been used by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Patti Smith.
EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama has sealed a U.S. distribution deal for Under the Wire, the feature documentary by Chris Martin that tells war photographer Paul Conroy’s story of he and Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin’s fateful 2012 mission in Syria, where Colvin was killed while they were covering the siege of Homs.
How a quartet of different movies released in the last month — and one hitting theaters this Friday — are contributing to the Era of Peak Music Doc
Abramorama, a company I mentioned in my 2016 piece, continues to thrive with stirring music documentaries geared toward loving fanbases, and Hereditary backers A24 give a former studio exec like me renewed hope that a film company can still get by on impeccable taste and an outstanding catalog.
Mangurama and Bobb Films have bought U.S. and Canadian theatrical distribution rights for the documentary “Weed the People,” executive produced by Ricki Lake.
Abramorama is a New York-based global theatrical distribution and rights management partner for music films, founded in 2000. Richard Abramowitz, CEO, is attending TIFF 2018.
Premiere Of Abramorama’s Matangi/ Maya/ M.I.A.
Coinciding with the film's 50th anniversary, the newly restored version will give audiences "the best version of this film they've ever seen," said Richard Abramowitz, chief executive officer of Abramorama.
While many theater owners crossed their collective fingers that this nostalgia trip would be a success, they weren’t quite ready for sold out auditoriums and the communal atmosphere in the 200 screens that distributor Abramorama selected for opening weekend.
Abramorama and Cinereach have signed a deal to give music documentary Matangi/Maya/MIA a US release in September.
Abramorama has acquired the U.S. and Canadian theatrical rights to Paula Eiselt’s feature directorial debut, “93Queen.”
The film uses John Butterfield’s music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him.
John McCauley talks ‘Straight Into a Storm,’ distributed by Abramorama, which chronicles the band’s wild early days, triumphant 10th-anniversary gigs and everything in between
The group’s history is the focus of a new film, The Public Image Is Rotten, that will be coming out via Abramorama this fall.
Abramorama has landed rights and set a release date for This Is Congo, the documentary from celebrated war photographer Daniel McCabe.
The Abramorama release chronicles John McCauley and company's evolution as a band
Through a deal with documentary-film distributor Abramorama, “The Most Unknown” will be released in theaters in 20 U.S. cities, starting May 18 at New York City’s Quad Cinema.
Abramorama has agreed with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group to re-release The Beatles’ animated feature film, “Yellow Submarine,” in North America in July in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Apple Corps Ltd. and UMG have teamed up to produce the event along with Abramorama, with whom Apple partnered on Ron Howard’s documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
Abramorama has acquired worldwide rights to “The Test & The Art of Thinking,” the documentary feature directed by Michael Arlen Davis and produced by Davis and Jyll Johnstone
Brett Morgan's documentary was distributed by Abramorama and grossed $1.7M
Mangurama has announced a deal for the North American theatrical release of Randall Wright’s heart-warming documentary “Summer in the Forest.”
The film follows Bell and a team of elephant rescuers — led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and Time magazine’s Hero of Asia, Sangdeaun Lek Chailert
The launch takes place five days before what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday.
Chasing Great reached a milestone as the top-grossing doc in New Zealand of all time and had the third highest opening weekend in Australia.
Abramorama has generated $1.3 million in domestic grosses for Jane, which explores the work for anthropologist Jane Goodall. The National Board of Review gave Jane its top documentary award on Nov. 28.
The film, which examines Australia’s love-hate relationship with its best-known icon, will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on January 19 before releasing to select cities nationwide.
Abramorama and Above & Beyond announced a deal for all rights, including a global theatrical rollout, to Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job.
The new concert documentary film highlighting Bob Dylan's infamous gospel period will hit theaters for a one-night-only event on Thursday, November 2nd.
Abramorama is partnering with Showtime Networks for the theatrical release of Life in 12 Bars, which has been submitted for Oscar consideration.
He had been collaborating with the company as a consultant since 2010 on titles including recently Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Miss Sharon Jones!, and Listen to Me Marlon.
The director's new film explores a mass murder in Northern Ireland that hints at government conspiracy, evidence tampering, and hidden political motives.
Under the agreement, Abramorama will release the films in theaters across North America and, together with Cargo, will work with the filmmakers on the global release across all platforms.
The First to Do It brings together current NBA players and Hall of Famers to celebrate and examine the moments that created the league and country we know today.
The title is a film-within-a film that centers on the Armenian genocide of 1915 and was a critical favorite at this year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs film festivals.
Abramorama bowed doc Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two in five locations taking in over $55K.
Long Strange Trip by Amir Bar-Lev is having a good weekend run following popular event screenings in select venues last week.
Pearl Jam is planning a theatrical release of the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album.
Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary Bending the Arc, with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers.
Abramorama has picked up the U.S. and Canadian theatrical distribution rights to The Farthest, the documentary on NASA’s Voyager space mission program.
Abramorama has bought U.S. and Canadian theatrical distribution rights for the space documentary The Farthest, which celebrates NASA’s Voyager mission.
Abramorama will kick off the national film tour of Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk with a week long run at the IFC Center in New York City.
“When Abramorama came on board with a vision to release the film theatrically, their efforts built an awareness that exceeded our most optimistic expectations.”
The film was released by Abramorama for theatrical audiences during and after a North American film festival run in the spring.
Hare Krishna: The Mantra, The Movement and The Swami Who Started It All from Abramorama grossed $21,473 from one showing in New York, which gave the film the weekend’s highest per theater average among all reporting releases as of Sunday.
Abramorama has acquired blues documentaries Sidemen: Long Road To Glory and Two Trains Runnin' for theatrical release in August.
Birthright: A War Story will be released by Abramorama in theaters starting July 14.
The Grateful Dead fans showed up to support the four-hour documentary released by Abramorama.
Deadheads will be lining up for Abramorama’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead, opening in New York and L.A.
Richard Abramowitz, president of the independent production and distribution company Abramorama, says that Cannes has the potential to act as a panacea.
Richard Abramowitz, one of the earliest and most successful pioneers of this approach, has been utilizing a hybrid approach to achieve remarkable results.
The feature documentary about Srila Prabhupada, the controversial Indian swami who championed the need for a revolution in consciousness.
Chasing Trane is booked in more than 100 theaters from distributor Abramorama.
Indie distributor Abramorama and band Green Day are teaming to distribute Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk.
The film, which already made a splash on the festival circuit, is being released in theaters by Abramorama starting April 14th in New York at the IFC Center.
The Abramorama-released film follows James Freeman, a young man who is faced with a debilitating and incurable depression.
In a protest against Islamophobia, Abramorama is part of a new film series, to be shown across the country that features movies from countries affected by President Trump’s latest travel ban.
Abramorama calls Chasing Trane “the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.”
Abramorama will handle the North American theatrical distribution of John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.
Ramin Bahrani, Woody Harrelson and John Turturro are backing The Seventh Art Stand series.
“We believe it is crucial to build a tradition of sharing more stories, voices, and faces on our screens,” lead organizers Courtney Sheehan, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), and Richard Abramowitz, President of Abramorama, said in a statement.
More than 30 venues in 18 states were confirmed in The Seventh Art Stand, organized by distributor and Abramorama founder Richard Abramowitz and executive director Courtney Sheehan of Seattle-based film arts organization Northwest Film Forum.
Abramorama and Mangusta Productions are partnering to bring films that support a positive “consciousness” message to the theatrical marketplace, and have announced their first two films in the new deal.
During the Abramorama nationwide theatrical release, Best Worst Thing received some of the best reviews of the year for a documentary.
Q&A with Abramorama’s founder.
Abramorama, coming off the release of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years documentary, has partnered with Sword Rowe Capital to establish a Filmed Content and P&A Fund.
Karol Martesko-Fenster and Evan Saxon have formalized their roles on the executive team at independent distributor Abramorama.
Indie distributor Abramorama this year is also behind the docus The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years and Kim Snyder’s Newtown among others.
Discover the magic of Abramorama’s Beatles Lecture Series.
The Beatles announced Friday that the film, which became available by streaming for home viewers on Hulu after its world premiere Sept. 15 and its theatrical release on Sept. 16, was being held for a third week by some theaters.
What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week.
"Any day when this little film can out-gross studio films in 48 of the top 50 theaters is a good day," said Richard Abramowitz, president of the film's distributor, Abramorama.
Abramorama, which recently released Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years, has lined up a theatrical release for Best Worst Thing beginning Nov. 18
Best Worst Thing was directed by original Merrily We Roll Along cast member Lonny Price, and features interviews with Sondheim, Harold Prince and original cast members including Jason Alexander and Tony-winner Tonya Pinkin.
Ron Howard isn’t typically associated with limited release titles, but the director opened his latest with distributor Abramorama.
Abramorama’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week is the most likely to stand out among the specialized limited releases.
Apple, Imagine and Abramorama's dual platform strategy could work for other event movies down the line.