Great films can elicit a wide range of reactions, such as projectile weeping, hearty laughter followed by rabid growling, and relentless grovelling with the monotone chant of “All hail Emperor Tom Hanks.” Experience the gamut of human emotion with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get a three-month subscription to the DVD of the month club from Film Movement (a $48 value).
With a model that has received the approval of film guru Roger Ebert and city-life website Daily Candy, Film Movement's DVD of the month club chooses an acclaimed independent or foreign movie each month and sends a DVD to each subscriber—before the film is released in theaters. There are no late fees, 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.
Recent releases include the SXSW Film Festival favourite Helena From the Wedding, a romantic comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Melanie Lynskey, and The Human Resources Manager, the Israeli Academy Award–winning witty drama. With Film Movement, cinema buffs can keep track of the latest in indie tours de force, and casual movie fans can have something to watch other than Pier 1 Imports cashier-training videos.
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.