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Fine Line Features (often spelled as FineLine Features) was the specialty films division of New Line Cinema. From 1991 to 2005, under founder and president Ira Deutchman,[1] Fine Line acquired, distributed and marketed films of a more "indie" flavor than its parent company, including such critically acclaimed films as Hoop Dreams, The Player, Short Cuts, Night on Earth, Spanking the Monkey, Shine, My Own Private Idaho, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. In 2005, New Line teamed up with fellow Time Warner subsidiary HBO to form Picturehouse, a new specialty film label of which Fine Line was folded into.

Fine Line Features
FateFolded into Picturehouse
SuccessorNew Line Cinema
Founded1991
FounderIra Deutchman
Defunct2005
OwnerWarnerMedia
ParentNew Line Cinema

Fine Line Features DVD releases were split between HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment. When New Line Home Entertainment ceased to exist in 2010, it was folded into Warner Home Video.

Selected films releasedEdit

1990sEdit

Title Release Date Notes
March 10, 1991 Shadow of China
May 19, 1991 An Angel at My Table distribution only, produced by Film4 Productions
July 26, 1991 Trust distribution only, produced by Republic Pictures
September 29, 1991 My Own Private Idaho distribution only, no production company
October 4, 1991 The Rapture
December 6, 1991 Let Him Have It
February 28, 1992 Where Angels Fear to Tread
March 20, 1992 Edward II
Proof
March 27, 1992 Roadside Prophets
April 10, 1992 The Player
May 2, 1992 Night on Earth distribution only, produced by JVC
May 15, 1992 Monster in a Box
July 24, 1992 Afraid of the Dark
August 7, 1992 London Kills Me distribution only, produced by LIVE Entertainment
August 21, 1992 Light Sleeper distribution only, produced by LIVE Entertainment
September 11, 1992 Swoon
October 14, 1992 Simple Men
October 30, 1992 Waterland distribution only, produced by Film4 Productions
February 3, 1993 To Want to Fly
February 12, 1993 Riff-Raff distribution only, produced by Film4 Productions
February 26, 1993 The Last Days of Chez Nous
April 2, 1993 Léolo
April 9, 1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion
April 16, 1993 Wide Sargasso Sea
July 23, 1993 Amongst Friends
August 20, 1993 The Ballad of Little Jo
September 15, 1993 Household Saints
October 8, 1993 Short Cuts
December 15, 1993 Naked distribution only, produced by Film4 Productions
February 2, 1994 Fiorile
March 11, 1994 Bitter Moon
April 13, 1994 Naked in New York
May 13, 1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Widows' Peak
July 15, 1994 Spanking the Monkey
July 29, 1994 Barcelona distribution only, produced by Castle Rock Entertainment
September 30, 1994 Caro diario
October 14, 1994 Hoop Dreams
November 23, 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
December 23, 1994 Death and the Maiden
May 3, 1995 Once Were Warriors
May 19, 1995 Little Odessa distribution only, produced by LIVE Entertainment
June 16, 1995 The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
July 21, 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
July 28, 1995 Double Happiness
November 3, 1995 Das Versprechen
Total Eclipse
November 22, 1995 Frankie Starlight
February 9, 1996 Pie in the Sky
March 29, 1996 Carried Away
August 16, 1996 Kansas City
September 13, 1996 Feeling Minnesota
October 11, 1996 The Grass Harp
October 25, 1996 Normal Life
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
November 1, 1996 Mother Night
November 20, 1996 Shine
March 21, 1997 Crash co-production with Recorded Picture Company and Alliance Atlantis
The Quiet Room
May 9, 1997 Nowhere
May 16, 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion!
June 18, 1997 Roseanna's Grave
June 25, 1997 Head Above Water
July 16, 1997 All Over Me
September 5, 1997 Julian Po
October 17, 1997 Gummo
November 21, 1997 The Sweet Hereafter
December 12, 1997 Deconstructing Harry distribution only, produced by Sweetland Films
December 24, 1997 The Winter Guest
April 17, 1998 Wild Man Blues distribution only, produced by Sweetland Films
June 12, 1998 Passion in the Desert
July 10, 1998 When I Close My Eyes (aka Love Letter)
September 11, 1998 Let's Talk About Sex
September 18, 1998 Esmeralda Comes by Night
September 25, 1998 Pecker
December 25, 1998 Hurlyburly
The Legend of 1900
January 22, 1999 The Theory of Flight
January 24, 1999 Man of the Century
April 9, 1999 Lovers of the Arctic Circle
May 21, 1999 Besieged
July 23, 1999 Trick
October 15, 1999 Julien Donkey-Boy
December 10, 1999 Tumbleweeds
December 15, 1999 Simpatico

2000sEdit

Title Release Date Notes
January 28, 2000 The Cup
March 24, 2000 Buddy Boy
March 29, 2000 The Filth and the Fury
July 14, 2000 The Five Senses
August 11, 2000 An Affair of Love
September 1, 2000 Saving Grace
October 6, 2000 Dancer in the Dark co-production with Zentropa Entertainments, Canal+ and FilmFour
January 12, 2001 State and Main distribution only, produced by Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, and El Dorado Pictures
January 26, 2001 Before Night Falls
Tomorrow
February 2, 2001 The Invisible Circus
June 14, 2001 The Anniversary Party
July 20, 2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch with New Line Cinema
September 14, 2001 The Prime Gig
January 25, 2002 Storytelling
April 12, 2002 Human Nature distributed by Pathé in UK and Co-production with Studio Canal and Good Machine
June 7, 2002 Cherish
September 20, 2002 Invincible
February 18, 2003 The Sleeping Dictionary
September 7, 2003 Ripley's Game
September 12, 2003 American Splendor
October 24, 2003 Elephant
July 16, 2004 Maria Full of Grace
September 24, 2004 A Dirty Shame with New Line Cinema
October 22, 2004 Vera Drake with New Line Cinema
October 29, 2004 Birth
December 17, 2004 The Sea Inside
April 29, 2005 The Holy Girl US theatrical distribution only with distributed outside US and VHS/DVD distribution in US by HBO Films
The Year of the Yao
June 10, 2005 The Bridge of San Luis Rey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eller, Claudia (Oct 24, 1991). "Fine Line Features Enters Coprod'n Arena Via 2 Pix". Variety.

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