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August 23, 2020

FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

Back in the fall of 2016 I was working for Forbes. I was writing, directing, and producing a video series entitled NETFLIX NOW! where I highlighted film picks for what to watch on Netflix when I received a press release about this new streaming service that combined the film libraries of Turner Classic Movies with films from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Film Movement, First Run Features, Global Lens, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Janus Films, MGM, Milestone, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout! Factory, and Warner Brothers. I immediately dropped what I was doing and launched "Filmstruck Streaming" to coincide with the inauguration of this amazing streaming service. 

FilmStruck logo

Sadly, two years later FilmStruck would be squashed like a bug by Warner Media. The loss of FilmStruck marked an end to Cinema that coincided with Hollywood's despicable tendency toward children's cinema under the guise of a superhero genre lacking any sense of poetry or soul. 

Cole in SF

So, here are all 11 episodes of FilmStruck Streaming to give you a sense of how great we once were as a culture of cinephiles and movie lovers. Bon appétit.

FILMSTRUCK TAKES A RUNNING START

LOS ANGELES TO FRANCE

UNDER PRESSURE

FEAR THE DECLINE OF VIRGIN EATING

CHRISTMAS STAYCATION

UNDERMINING THE NAZIS

FEMINIST THEORIES

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON

L.A.F.S. DIRECTOR DEBUTS

ON THE FRINGE

LIVING BY THE SWORD

July 10, 2014

It Felt Like Love: On DVD & VOD

Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber Releases indie festival hit and critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama 
It Felt Like Love
on DVD and VOD
The debut feature from award-winner Eliza Hittman and official selection at over a dozen international film festivals including Sundance and Rotterdam 
to become available on DVD on July 29th

  

"Conjures a world I was sorry to leave.  I didn't want the movie to end." -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"CRITICS' PICK: Insightful... a mood poem to summer love and sexual awakening." -- Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Pitch-perfect... reclaims the word 'girls' for its rightful owners." 
-- Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice 
 
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 2, 2014 - Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the DVD release of IT FELT LIKE LOVE, the debut feature from award-winning filmmaker Eliza Hittman that provides a unique perspective on adolescent sexuality with the story of a South Brooklyn girl (Gina Piersanti, a breakthrough in her first major role) who dives into a world of maturity more painful than she could expect.

IT FELT LIKE LOVE arrives on DVD July 29th (SRP: $29.95) with a set of bonus features including "Forever's Gonna Start Tonight," a short film by Hittman, and an audio commentary by the director.

IT FELT LIKE LOVE was an official selection at both the Sundance Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, along with over a dozen other festivals such as the Munich International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival, BAMcinemaFEST, New Zealand Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and more.

Kino Lorber acquired IT FELT LIKE LOVE following its successful theatrical run in New York City and over 15 other major markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Now, Kino Lorber is proud to bring this acclaimed film to even wider and eagerly-awaiting audiences through home video and all digital platforms.

The deal was negotiated by Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber, and Ryan Kampe, head of Visit Films, sales agent for the producers. Richard Lorber commented, "Eliza's film sparkles with a freshness of vision that matches the awakening sensuality of its young lead--it's a cinematically seductive work that moves seamlessly between the privacy of her inner world and the camera eyeing her outer ...we were just smitten with It Felt Like Love!"

Synopsis:
A beautifully observed portrait of awakening sexuality in a young Brooklyn teen, ITFELT LIKE LOVE is "an important landmark ... in movies about female adolescence" (Los Angeles Times).

Fourteen-year-old Lila (Gina Piersanti) is embarrassed by her sexual inexperience, while her pretty best friend Chiara spends her summer making out with her new beau. Eager to prove her desirability, the shy and retiring Lila focuses her attention on local lothario Sammy. She approaches him with clumsy come-ons, and Sammy swats her away. But Lila keeps pushing into the world of Sammy's hyper-macho friends, where sex is less about exploration than intimidation and power.

IT FELT LIKE LOVE is "gorgeously shot" (NY Post) in the streets and humid apartments of South Brooklyn, perfectly capturing the hothouse atmosphere of indolent summer afternoons at home. It "seductively conjures a moment when trying on identities can be a fast track to self-knowledge. Or self-destruction" (New York Times).

Visit the official website at: www.itfeltlikelove.com

It Felt Like Love - Theatrical Trailer
It Felt Like Love - Theatrical Trailer
IT FELT LIKE LOVE
Director: Eliza Hittman
Genre: Drama
DVD Street Date: July 29th, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95
DVD UPC: 738329131227

Special Features:
"Forever's Gonna Start Tonight" (2011, 17 min.), a short film by Eliza Hittman
Director's audio commentary
Image Gallery
Theatrical trailer

Technical Specs:
US * 2014 * 82 min. * Color * 1.85:1 * 5.1 Surround Sound
About Kino Lorber:

With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award® nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo and others.

June 30, 2014

NEW ON NETFLIX IN JULY, 2014

Netflix

TV Shows:
1. "Animorphs: Seasons 1 & 2" available on July 1
2. "Knights of Sidonia" Season 1 available on July 4
3. "Hemlock Grove" Season 2 available on July 11
4. "Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures" Season 1 available on July 17
5. "Baby Daddy" Season 3 available on July 18
6. "Melissa & Joey" Season 3 available on July 18
7. "Hell on Wheels" Season 3 available on July 19
8. "Lost Girl" Season 4 available on July 24
9. "Continuum" Season 3 available on July 26

Movies:
1. "12 Angry Men" available on July 1
2. "A Raisin in the Sun" available on July 1
3. "Bad Santa" available on July 1
4. "Basic Instinct" available on July 1
5. "Boyz N the Hood" available on July 1
6. "City of God" available on July 1
7. "Dead Man Walking" available on July 1
8. "Fever Pitch" available on July 1
9. "Funny Face" available on July 1
10. "Gandhi" available on July 1
11. "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" available on July 1
12. "Legends of the Fall" available on July 1
13. "Patton" available on July 1
14. "Philadelphia" available on July 1
15. "Primal Fear" available on July 1
16. "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" available on July 1
17. "The Karate Kid" available on July 1
18. "The Karate Kid II" available on July 1
19. The Karate Kid III" available on july 1
20. "The Manchurian Candidate" available on July 1
21. "The Parent Trap" available on July 1
22. "Under the Tuscan Sun" available on July 1
23. "Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo" available on July 1
24. "American Ninja" available on July 1
25. "Ararat" available on July 1
26. "The Babysitter" available on July 1
27. "Best Defense" available on July 1
28. "Blue Chips" available on July 1
29. "Body of Evidence" available on July 1
30. "Can't Buy Me Love" available on july 1
31. "Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke" available on July 1
32. "Crimson Tide" available on July 1
33. "Croupier" available on July 1
34. "The Dark Half" available on July 1
35. "Don’t Look Now" available on July 1
36. "Eight Men Out" available on July 1
37. "Halloween: Resurrection" available on July 1
38: "The Hunt For Red October" available on July 1
39. "Jersey Girl" available on July 1
40. "The Keys of the Kingdom" available on July 1
41. "Madeline" available on July 1
42. "Mean Girls" available on July 1
43. "My Girl" available on July 1
44. "My Girl 2" available on July 1
45. "People I Know" available on July 1
46. "Phantoms" available on July 1
47. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" available on July 1
48. "Venus" available on July 1
49. "Renoir" available on July 6
50. "Homefront" available on July 9
51. "Out of the Furnace" available on July 9
52. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" available on July 11
53. "Sleeping Beauty" available on July 12
53. "The Master" available on July 14
54. "Hitch" available on July 14
55. "The Last Days" available on July 15
56. "Christmas with the Kranks" available on July 26

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