Morning Call Article: Corinth Films

Corinth Films of Riegelsville distributes classics such as Fellini’s ‘8½’ and new movies

Riegelsville has a population of fewer than 900 but nestled in the teeny Bucks Country community is a world-class operation. The father/son team of John Poole and John Poole Jr. run Corinth Films, a distributor of classic cinema and new theatrical titles. From their offices in Riegelsville, the Corinth team dispatch prints of vintage films like Italian director Federico Fellini’s “8 ½” and “I Vitelloni” to movie houses, festivals and TV stations all over North America.

More recently, Poole Jr. has amped up the distributing of new movies. Since 2009, the company has issued about two dozen new movies both theatrically and on DVD. Acquired at international movie bashes such as the Berlin Film Festival and the American Film Market, Corinth’s contemporary titles include Mika Kaurismaki’s dark comedy “Road North”; James Rasin’s documentary “Beautiful Darling” about transgender pioneer Candy Darling; Marleen Gorris’ “Within the Whirlwind,” the story of a teacher (Emily Watson) swept up on in the horror of one of Joseph Stalin’s purges; and Volker Schlondorff’s “Calm At Sea,” the saga of French Resistance fighter Guy Moquet (Leo Paul Salmain)…READ MORE AT MCALL.COM

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