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When downtown New York institution Kim’s Video closed its doors in 2008 there was only one question: “What’s happening to the tapes?”. Fifteen years later, that question is still front of mind for filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin who chronicle David’s odyssey to find out what happened to the 55,000 film collection. Following the trail from New York City to Salemi, Sicily, David begins to uncover a story of corruption, deception, and intrigue, as he plays the role of gumshoe, hot on the trail of the cold case of the video collection that started it all for him.

Bouncing between investigative documentary, film essay and cinephile experiment, the movie slowly unravels a true story stranger than any of the films in the legendary Kim’s Video collection.


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In English, Italian, Korean with English subtitles

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80 min

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Friday October 06

9:00 pm
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Sunday October 08

6:30 pm
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Executive Producer

Mandy Chang, Angela Neillis, Bernie Kay


Ashley Sabin, David Redmon, Deborah & Dale Smith, Francesco Galavotti, Rebecca Tabasky


David Redmon


David Redmon, Ashley Sabin

Original Music

Enrico Tilotta, Eric Taxier, Jean-Marc Montera, Jean Francois Pauvros, Matthew Dougherty, Remy aka The Butcher


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David Redmon & Ashley Sabin

Filmography: Girl Model (2011); Downeast (2012); Kingdom of Animal (2012); Night Labor (2013); Do Donkey’s Act? (2017)

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Kim's Video
Kim's Video film image

Kim's Video


New York institution Kim’s Video closed its doors in 2008. Fifteen years later, filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin set out to find out what happened to the 55,000 film collection and uncover a story of corruption, deception, and intrigue.

The Cinematheque Vancity Theatre