EXCLUSIVE: Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have teamed to acquire The Doctor From India, a feature documentary from Jeremy Frindel. It’s the latest deal between the companies who earlier this year formed a multi-year strategic alliance that in part has them co-acquiring four to five features per year. Their latest, the docu Bombshell: The Heddy Lamar Story, bowed in November.
Zeitgeist previously teamed with Frindel on his One Track Heart: The Story of Krisna Das. His followup follows Dr. Vasant Lad and his mission to bring the ancient holistic healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s.
Under the companies’ deal, Zeitgeist will market and release the film theatrically and Kino Lorber will handle home entertainment.
Said Zeitgeist co-presidents Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo: “One Track Heart made us ‘true believers’ in [Frindel’s] work and his passion for his subjects and The Doctor From India, another wonderful documentary on a subject we all should become familiar with, is a must-see.”
Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and Russo negotiated the deal with Craig F. Cohen of McCue Sussman.