By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire October 23, 2012 at 3:50PM
Film Movement is the latest specialty distributor to cut a deal with theatrical-on-demand web platform Tugg to make some of its catalog available for screenings in local theaters at audiences’ request.
Fifteen new and library art-house titles, including Chanoch Ze’evi’s “Hitler’s Children,” Dusty Bias’s “Prairie Love” and Joseph Infantolino’s “Helena From the Wedding,” are available on Tugg as of Tuesday. Also part of the slate are “Amador,” “Arranged,” “Before Your Eyes,” “Foreign Letters,” “Free Men,” “Lucky,” “Papirosen,” “Queen of Hearts,” “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” “Teddy Bear,” “The Day I Saw Your Heart” and “The Dynamiter.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to work with Tugg to bring some of our films to audiences around the country who want to see them in a theatrical setting,” said Film Movement VP acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget, who negotiated the deal with Tugg. “We have always believed in making it easier for audiences to see independent films in every way possible, and we are grateful that Tugg shares that mission with us.”