By Peter Knegt | Indiewire March 24, 2009 at 8:06AM
Link TV announced today the line-up for the fourth season of Cinemondo, the nationally broadcast world cinema series hosted and co-curated by festival programmer Peter Scarlet, who (was recently appointed to the post of Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival).
The new season features U.S. television premieres of an international line-up of independent films from Israel, Mexico, Russia and Turkey, and the first U.S. broadcast of a newly restored print of Youssef Chahine's "Cairo Station."
Cinemondo will premiere on Link TV on April 11th, debuting one film per week through May 13th. Four of the five films presented on the channel will also be streamed for free, in their entirety, for one week on the Link TV website. Interviews with some of the directors will follow broadcasts, and will also be viewable on Link's website.
The following films will receive their U.S. television and online premiere: Alexander Sokurov's "Alexandra," Francisco Vargas' "The Violin" (El Violin), David Volach's "My Father, My Lord" (Hofshat Kaits), and Hueseyin Karabey's "My Marlon and Brando" (Gitmek).
"This quintet of knockout films represents CINEMONDO's strongest season yet, and are probably five of the strongest films you'll find anywhere this year," remarked Peter Scarlet in a statemebt. "With the continued dumbing down of mainstream American film production, and with the increasing difficulty and expense of getting unusual films opened in movie theaters in any but the largest U.S. cities, CINEMONDO continues to be one of the only places on TV where American film lovers can connect meaningfully to the rest of the world."
For a full list of programming, visit the Link TV website.