Janus Films

Genre : Distribution
Status : Private company
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
215 Park Ave. South 5th Floor
NY 10003 New York
United States
Tel. : +1 (212) 756-8822
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Janus Films was founded in 1956 by Bryant Haliday and Cyrus Harvey, Jr., in the historic Brattle Theater, a Harvard Square landmark in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

Janus Films is an American film distribution company. The distributor is credited with introducing numerous films, now considered masterpieces of world cinema, to American audiences, including the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, François Truffaut, Yasujirō Ozu and many other well-regarded directors. Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" (1957) was the film responsible for the company's initial growth.

Janus has a close business relationship with The Criterion Collection regarding the release of its films on DVD and Blu-ray and is still an active theatrical distributor.

The company's name and logo come from Janus, the two-faced Roman god of transitions, passages, beginnings, and endings.

When contacting us via e-mail, please include the following information in the body of your message:
- The title(s) you would like to screen
- The date(s) of your screening(s)
- The seating capacity of your venue
- Your screening format
- Your admission policy and ticket cost


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