At no time in recent history has the vital role of nurses in America been so clear. To honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Kino Lorber is offering a free streaming re-release of the acclaimed documentary, THE AMERICAN NURSE (www.americannurseproject.com).The documentary highlights the lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, bringing to the big screen a sincere look at the commitment, necessity, and compassion behind this profession that impacts us all.Marking the six-year anniversary since it was released in U.S. theaters in May 2014, Kino Lorber will release THE AMERICAN NURSE for free on its streaming platform Kino Now from now until the end of May. The release is timed to coincide with National Nurses Week, and the World Health Organization (WHO) also designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.The film’s free release is made possible by Fresenius Kabi, which also supported the development of the film and related book, and whose purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of nurses and others who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face.
THE AMERICAN NURSE is a critically acclaimed film that received a 100 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter film critic John DeFore called it, “a compassionate and psychologically revealing doc.” The New York Times film critic Anita Gates called it, “elegantly cleareyed.” And Katie Couric devoted a show to the nurses in the film on her nationally-syndicated daytime talk show Katie.
The film was developed following the success of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, originally released in 2012 and now in its fourth printing.
Carolyn Jones (Director and Executive Producer) is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern.
About Kino Lorber
With a library of over 2,800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition.