October 1, 2018
For over 15 years, Film Movement has been bringing unique, acclaimed films to American audiences from around the world, including prizewinners from Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals. In 2002, the company launched a DVD-of-the-month club, the very first film subscription service of its kind. Now, Film Movement brings discerning U.S. cinephiles an ad-free streaming subscription service featuring some of the best independent and world cinema, cult and arthouse classics, documentaries and short films from around the world with FILM MOVEMENT PLUS (filmmovementplus.com).
Beginning October 1, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS opens up a dazzling, world of provocative, compelling and award-winning films from Film Movement’s singular library. Priced at $7.99 per month, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS will offer consumers at launch a free 30-day trial, as well as a 50% discount on the first month via the special promotional code, PLUS50. The service, which offers more than 500+ hours of curated content, will initially be available on mobile (iOS and Android), Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast, and on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV shortly thereafter.
Movie lovers seeking a deep catalog of movies from around the globe will immediately have access to 250 festival favorite feature films and 100 short films, including THEEB, the 2016 Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Film; AFTER THE STORM, a powerful family drama from 2018 Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-Eda; BREATHE the sophomore outing from actor/director Mélanie Laurent (Operation Finale, Inglorious Basterds); HUMAN CAPITAL, a political thriller from Paolo Virzi (The Leisure Seeker), Italy’s submission for Best Foreign Film for the 87th Academy Awards® and MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER, an unforgettable documentary about true love that transcends generations and cultures and is South Korea’s most successful film of all time. Classics from the Film Movement catalog includes Academy Award® winners for Best Foreign Language Film, ANTONIA’S LINE (1996) and Bille August’s PELLE THE CONQUEROR (1989); sci-fi cult classic, THE QUIET EARTH; and a trio of Takeshi Kitano’s explosive thrillers: VIOLENT COP, BOILING POINT and HANA-BI.
Each month, subscribers to FILM MOVEMENT PLUS will also have access to Film Movement premieres not available on any other streaming service, including upcoming exclusives HARMONIUM, Koji Fukada’s masterful family drama, the acclaimed bio pic, EGON SCHIELE: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, the French thriller MOKA, Sergio Corbucci’s influential Spaghetti Western masterpiece, THE GREAT SILENCE and many more.
“Film Movement Plus is a natural evolution of Film Movement’s mission of bringing the very best of independent and world cinema to film lovers everywhere,” says Michael Rosenberg, President of Film Movement. “With our DVD-of-the-Month club, we pioneered the film subscription service on DVD. Film Movement Plus builds on that original model, allowing us to curate an ongoing film festival for cinephiles, delivering access to hundreds of hours of content wherever they may be.”
Aside from FILM MOVEMENT PLUS, and distributing films theatrically in North America, as well as through all home entertainment platforms for both physical and digital releases, Film Movement still maintains their original, first-of-its kind DVD-of-the-Month Club, in which members receive an award-winning feature film and a bonus short film every month on DVD.