Great films can elicit a wide range of reactions, like projectile weeping, hearty laughter followed by rabid growling, and relentless groveling with the monotone chant of “All hail Emperor Tom Hanks.” Experience the gamut of human emotion with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get a full-year membership to the Film of the Month Club at Film Movement.
With a model that has received the approval of film guru Roger Ebert and city-life website Daily Candy, Film Movement's Film of the Month Club chooses an acclaimed independent or foreign movie each month, then sends a DVD to its subscribers—before its released in theaters. There are no late fees with the Film of the Month Club, as each DVD is yours to keep in your personal collection or to use as an uber-geeky engagement ring. Film Movement culls its artistically crafted films straight from the most prominent film festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, and Tribeca. Upcoming releases include the SXSW Film Festival favorite Helena From the Wedding, a romantic-comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Melanie Lynskey, and Illegal, the Cannes Festival-winning thriller from Belgium. With Film Movement, cinema-buffs can keep track of the latest in indie tours de force while casual movie fans can have something to watch other than Pier 1 Import cashier-training videos.
- Why do customers know they can trust Film Movement? The company has been in business for seven years and distributed more than 100 films that way. And let's face it, you're unlikely seek out "Munyurangabo" on your own. Someone has to send it to you. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
- We’re talking about legit indies, those little but powerful pictures that for reasons related to distribution or budget don’t get to see the light of day (or the dark of a theater). What’s a buff to do? There’s only so much time one can devote to standing in line at film festivals. – DailyCandy
Film Movement supplies its members with monthly cinematic masterpieces chosen from its vast catalog of award-winning independent and foreign films. The staff travels around the world to handpick the choicest films from major film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, and Tribeca, and doles them out for members to view before the general public. Films have included the Norwegian thriller King of Devil's Island, French rom-com The Day I Saw Your Heart, and English drama Broken. Film Movement's membership grants permanent ownership of each DVD tour de force. With this membership, cinema-buffs can keep track of the latest in indie films while casual movie fans can have something to watch other than Pier 1 Import cashier-training videos.