The British network Channel 4 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its film arm, Film4, with a new iPad app that brings together the trailers, images, posters, Q&As and film info of more than 500 titles supported by the label since 1982. “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Sexy Beast” and “Down To You” will share space on the app, known as Film4 at 30, with early works from directors such as Stephen Frears, Derek Jarman, Ken Loach and Peter Greenaway.
Known originally as Film on Four, Film4 represented the first foray of a UK broadcaster into the development and co-financing of films. The endeavor’s chief innovation, however, was perhaps allowing its movies to play in theaters before their debut television transmissions on Channel 4.
Film4 at 30 is available in the iTunes store.