Kim’s Video

USA / 2023 / English, Italian, Korean / Color / Digital File / 88 min

- Director, Editing: Ashley Sabin, David Redmon
Photography: David Redmon
Sound: David Redmon, Matthieu Desbordes Co-Editor: Mark Becker Sound Design: Agnes Reichardt, Marseille Mix a Lot
Producers: Ashley Sabin, David Redmon, Deborah & Dale Smith, Rebecca Tabasky, Francesco Galavotti
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For twenty years, a video rental store called Kim’s Video existed to provide movie fans in New York City with access to a treasure trove of rare and geeky films. The enigmatic Kim Yongman began by running it out of his dry-cleaning store, with the video business expanding to five outlets and eventually collecting 55,000 titles. In 2008, faced with a changing industry, Mr. Kim announced that he was giving up his collection. With an eye to revitalizing tourism, the small village of Salemi in Sicily, Italy, came forward to take on his archive. What twists and turns await this legendary collection?

Ashley Sabin and David Redmon

Ashley Sabin is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient who earned a M.F.A. at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and studied Art History at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. David Redmon is a former Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University with a PhD in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany. The duo produces, directs, shoots, and edits documentaries, and their films have been screened at various festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Vision du Réel, and Vienna International Film Festival. Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005), which connects China and New Orleans through products that are cheaply discarded in pursuit of leisure, has won many awards at national and international film festivals. Their recent films include four “animal ethnography” films about the world of donkeys, Choreography (2014), Herd (2014), Sanctuary (2017), and Do Donkeys Act? (2017).



SPAIN / 2023 / Basque / Color, B&W / Digital File / 89 min

Director, Script, Photography, Editing, Sound: Oskar Alegria

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