Archive for the ‘free film online’ Category


Free On-Line Streaming of (Some of) Tribeca Film Festival

30 March 2011

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival running from April 20 to May 1 in Manhattan, is taking a newly adventurous approach to online distribution. Six features and 18 shorts will be streamed on the festival’s Web site during the event; the streams will be free, but in a throwback to the days of assigned seats in movie theaters, viewers will need to make reservations to watch the films online during designated 24-hour periods.

Among the features being shown online are David Dusa’s “Flowers of Evil,” a story of love and politics set in Paris and Tehran, in its American premiere, and Scott Rettberg’s “New York Says Thank You,” a post-9/11 documentary about New Yorkers helping other communities struck by disasters. Reservations can be made at beginning April 18 (April 12 for holders of American Express cards).

from the “Watchlist” column, Mike Hall, The New York Times, 3/27/11


World Cinema Foundation Festival Highlights “Limite”

10 November 2010

Here’s an update on Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. (We’ve written about the organization and linked to its website). The Foundation’s 2010 film festival in New York is highlighting a Brazilian film long admired and long missing: Limite.

The French film critic Georges Sadoul called it ‘an unknown masterpiece’ and once flew all the way to Brazil, in vain, in hopes of seeing a complete version. Orson Welles, in Brazil in the early 1940s to make a movie of his own, did view it in its entirety and pronounced the experience ‘fabulous.’ More recently, both David Bowie and Caetano Veloso have also promoted it. (from “Brazil’s Best, Restored and Ready for a 21st-Century Audience”, The New York Times, 11/10/10; see link below).


We’ve added a link (under Online Viewing Options) to MUBI; there you’ll find several World Cinema Foundation films you can view for free).