July 23, 2014
Annual @filmmovement summer picnic in Prospect Park! Sun, food, and a spot of kite flying. #happysummer

Annual @filmmovement summer picnic in Prospect Park! Sun, food, and a spot of kite flying. #happysummer

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July 13, 2014
World Cup of Film WINNER

We swear we didn’t plan this! Congratulations to the winner of the FIFA World Cup AND the winner of the first-ever World Cup of Film, GERMANY!

After some heated competition, the redeeming documentary HITLER’S CHILDREN, representing Germany (and Israel) reigned supreme in this battle of international Cinema!

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A documentary about forgiveness and letting go of the past, Hitler’s Children follows the descendants of the most powerful men in Hitler’s regime and how they cope with their difficult history.

Hitler’s Children is available to watch anytime on HULU - check out this masterful documentary (and World Cup of Film champion!) today! Watch here. Looking for other great Film Movement titles to watch now? Check out our whole catalog on Hulu now!

Congratulations to BROKEN, too - placing second in the World Cup of Film is no small potatoes! You can watch the coming of age drama starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy on Hulu here, too.

Thanks for playing along with the World Cup of Film. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

July 11, 2014
World Cup of Film - FINAL MATCH

We’ve come a long way to get here - but it’s finally time. Ladies and gentleman, the World Cup of Film final match is here! Battling for the championship are two powerhouse countries and two of our most beloved Film Movement titles. 

You know what to do: vote with a click and you’ll name the first ever World Cup of Film champion. You’ve got until Sunday morning to get your votes in.

Even better? You could WIN a World Cup of Film DVD pack! That’s right - fill out the form below and it won’t just be a film that wins - it could be you, too! You’ll receive a copy of BROKEN, HITLER’S CHILDREN and other titles that’ve been in competition. We’ve got more than one gift set to giveaway, so don’t be shy about entering to win!

Here they are, you’re World Cup of Film Finalists!

BROKEN (England)

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A modern take on To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, her dad (Tim Roth) and their circle of friends experience the ups and downs of life in the suburbs. Watch the trailer

HITLER’S CHILDREN (Germany/Israel)

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A documentary about forgiveness and letting go of the past, Hitler’s Children follows the descendants of the most powerful men in Hitler’s regime and how they cope with their difficult history. Watch the trailer

July 9, 2014
World Cup of Film - the Final Four!

It’s been a long road, film fans. We’ve gone from 32 incredibly diverse titles from around the globe to four contenders up for the top spot in our World Cup of Film! 

The two matches are listed below - check out each film and vote with just a click. Voting is open through Friday morning, when we’ll launch the championship match and name the big winner!

Semi-final #1

BROKEN (England)

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A modern take on To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, her dad (Tim Roth) and their circle of friends experience the ups and downs of life in the suburbs. Watch the trailer

KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND (Norway)

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This stunning drama stars Stellan Skarsgard as the demanding leader of a juvenile detention center. Certified Fresh, watch the trailer now.

Semi-final #2

HITLER’S CHILDREN (Germany)

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A documentary about forgiveness and letting go of the past, Hitler’s Children follows the descendants of the most powerful men in Hitler’s regime and how they cope with their difficult history. Watch the trailer

TO KILL A MAN (Chile)

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With his family harassed nonstop by a local thug, an unassuming man takes justice into his own hands - and must deal with the consequences. Comes to DVD December 2! Watch the trailer

July 8, 2014
Why We Selected: SALVO

This month’s Film Club selection is SALVO, the story of an assassin who changes his murderous ways when he encounters an innocent young blind girl.

Read on to learn more about why we decided to share this edgy arthouse film with our Club subscribers.

When considering the films we share with audiences, we look for the unique and innovative, the emerging and exceptional. Salvo delivers that and more: a compelling, dramatic narrative; a talented, promising filmmaking team; and the critical acclaim and audience reception that confirm its place alongside some of the best European independent films of recent years.

There is a duality that permeates the film, beginning with filmmaking team Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, co-writers and directors. Inspired by their short film Rita (included in this presentation), Salvo is simultaneously an intense gangster movie and a meditation on the humanity of even the most hardened among us. What’s more, the filmmakers take the most visual of art forms as an opportunity to exquisitely explore the perspective of a young blind girl through deft editing, inventive use of sound and score, and evocative, taut performances. Salvo effortlessly establishes itself as a presence on screen and in any collector’s catalog.

July 8, 2014
World Cup of Film - Match #28

We’re on to Round 3 of the World Cup of Film! Only 8 international movies remain to claim the top spot, and you’ll choose the winner. We started with 32 critically acclaimed films - how exactly does this work? Learn more here.

Check out Match #28 below and vote for the winner with a click! Vote in Match #25 here, Match #26 here, and Match #27 here, too.

TO KILL A MAN (Chile)

With his family harassed nonstop by a local thug, an unassuming man takes justice into his own hands - and must deal with the consequences. Comes to DVD December 2! Watch the trailer

KEY OF LIFE (Japan)

A case of mistaken identity, a woman determined to get married, and a hitman who isn’t who he thinks he is intertwine in this madcap comedy from Japan. Watch the trailer

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