Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of Austin’s movie house chain Alamo Drafthouse, has an excellent eye for good films. Most recently, they released the home invasion thriller Borgman, a visually stunning update on the fable that borders on the darkest comedy. This seems to be the Drafthouse Films formula. Now, they’re getting a larger audience.
Amazon Prime acquired exclusive rights to Drafthouse Films, via a licensing agreement with Cinedigm, and will begin streaming some of the company’s titles over the next few months, including Borgman, Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic Civil War trip A Field in England, Abel Ferrara’s 1981 revenge poem Ms. 45, SXSW hit Cheap Thrills, and Michel Gondry’s new film, Mood Indigo.
Amazon’s been having a pretty good year: In March, they greenlit four new original series. They also recently paired up with HBO to stream shows like The Wire, Enlightened, and Six Feet Under. So, basically, you won’t be leaving your house all summer.
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