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.

What the Critics are Saying

“A nonfiction work of swirling whimsy and rabbit-hole intrigue that eschews mere nostalgic appreciation in favor of a cockeyed hybrid approach that amuses and bemuses in equal measure.”
– Brent Simon AV Club

“This caper-slash-personal essay is an admirable endeavor that honors, above all, a filmmaker’s fixation on a medium that makes him whole.”
– Carlos Aguilar Los Angeles Times

“A rollicking tale of the inextricable bonds between life and art, and the value of ensuring that the latter remains preserved for future generations.”
– Nick Schager The Daily Beast