This past week, we welcomed the month of April Fandor-style: we did a little format- humor April Fool’s pranking, because we couldn’t help ourselves. But we sweetened the punchline with free viewings of Adjust Your Tracking, the documentary that probes the obscure world of VHS collectors and their persisting love for the analog technology.
In Los Angeles, we kicked off a very special event at the Cinefamily, showing a retrospective of Hal Hartley‘s films with Hal and actor James Urbaniak, who has been in many of Hartley’s films there in person! The screenings continue through the weekend, so check it out if you are a Fandorian in the City of Angels.
We also released a spooky and spectacular Criterion Picks collection full of Supernatural Stories, and two more of our FIXshorts filmmakers reached their funding goals! With just one week left, the remaining two short films could really use your support. If you haven’t yet, check out the campaigns and help us spread the word and finish strong.
And ICYMI, we also got a brand new batch of cinema gems into the library, including:
- A no-holds-barred Iraq War documentary that takes us back to 2004 in the most dangerous part of Baghdad,
- A graffiti “bomber” drama shot on location in New York City (a sort of Hackers for a different kind of urban anarchist),
- An Icelandic dark comedy full of family dysfunction and Scandinavian landscapes that swept its country’s awards
- And a post-apocalyptic action farce loaded with swords, guitars and a ton of fun – because “Vegas needs a new King”.
That’s just a small sampling of the new stuff we’ve gotten in this week, so make sure to check out all the great films in our Recently Added section to find great new viewing. And remember, you can send your friends and family any of the films in our library to watch for free — so if you love a movie, share a movie!