Kim’s Video

Cinema is a record of existence.

Kim’s Video – Ottawa Premiere on May 19, 21!

Advance tickets now available for Kim’s Video!

Physical media reigns supreme in Kim’s Video, an elegiac tribute to the iconic video store in New York City that inspired a generation of cinephiles before it mysteriously closed its doors and sent its legendary film archive to a small Sicilian village for “safekeeping.” But what starts as an homage to cinema quickly becomes a rescue mission to ensure the eternal preservation of the beloved video collection.

Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival: Best Documentary award winner!
Sundance Film Festival: NEXT Innovator Award nominee!

5 Stars! “a masterclass” (Moviegoing)

“Kim’s Video is packed with drama, mystery, and humor. ” (Aisle Seat)

“you will certainly be enchanted by this zany, fun, and sometimes unbelievable documentary. It is the kind of non-fiction film that uncovers such shocking and ridiculous things that it’s easy to question its truthfulness, making it all the more entertaining.” (Next Best Picture)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!

Since 1987, and for almost three decades, New York cinephiles had access to a vast treasure trove of rare films thanks to Kim's Video, a small empire run by Yongman Kim, an enigmatic character who amassed more than fifty thousand VHS tapes.
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