1. The Square: Facing censorship in Egypt, Jehane Noujaim’s
Oscar-nominated documentary “The Square,” which chronicles the 2011
Tahrir Square revolution, will be available for Egyptian viewers for free via YouTube. In a statement, the filmmakers said: “‘The Square’ was born out of Tahrir, and we were a collaboration of over 40 Egyptian filmmakers who made it. It was really important for us that Egyptians — the people who have
sacrificed everything for this revolution — get to see the official
Arabic version of the film at the same quality as the rest of the world.
We were finally able to make it happen. So here it is. Hopefully we can
watch it together in the square soon.”
2. Disney Movies Anywhere: Fans can now watch their favorite
Disney, Pixar and Marvel Studios movies via Disney Movies Anywhere,
which can be accessed via the Internet, Apple TV or a free app for
iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. “Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable
digital ecosystem designed to
help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy
them for years to come,” said Jamie Voris, chief technology officer for
Walt Disney Studios, in a statement.
3. Stream Oscars: The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and (Indiewire’s parent company) SnagFilms is
celebrating by making 33 Oscar winners and nominees available for free
streaming. This is a great chance to catch up on or revisit some great
films, from eye-opening documentaries to Hollywood films featuring your
favorite stars. Check them out here.
4. iTunes Sale: Film Independent’s annual Spirit Awards are just a few days away. To
help prep you before Saturday’s big night, iTunes has unveiled some
exciting and unique offerings. Starting today, the online store will offer a bundle of three previous Spirit Award winners. Read about the specials in iTunes here.
5. 3D Printed Video: Australian electronic band Cut/Copy, along with directors Masa Kawmura, Qanta Shimizu and Aramique Krauthamer, teamed up with BitTorrent to release their “We Are Explorers”
video — which, as far as we know, is the first 3D-printed music video. Read more about it the BitTorrent Bundle here.