Kino label takes North American rights

Kino Lorber’s label focused on spirituality and culture, Alive Mind Cinema, has picked up North American rights (minus TV) to documentary “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.”

Johanna Demetrakas’ film about the controversial figure who helped bring Buddhism to the West has been playing at Gotham’s Himalayan art-centric Rubin Museum of Art since Nov. 25, where it had racked up a gross of more than $20,000 on one screen as of Dec. 3. Pic, which plays at the Rubin through Dec. 18, also opened at the Laemmle Santa Monica 4-Plex on Dec. 2.

Alive Mind plans to screen the doc in other theaters and cultural venues through the spring, with a DVD and digital release targeted for later in 2012.

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