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SnagFilms Acquires 22 Movies From Film Movement Including Winners from SXSW, Atlanta & Hamptons Film Fests

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire August 15, 2013 at 2:30PM

Indiewire's parent company SnagFilms has acquired 22 movies that will soon be streaming at their recently redesigned website. The deal made with Film Movement includes "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" — the Alfred P. Sloan award winner from the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival — and "Raju," a nominee for Best Short Film at last year's Academy Awards. Other highlights include the 2009 SXSW Audience Award winning film, "Mine," the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, "Prairie Love," and the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Nominee, "The Drummer."
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Indiewire's parent company SnagFilms has acquired 22 movies that will soon be streaming at their recently redesigned website. The deal made with Film Movement includes "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" — the Alfred P. Sloan award winner from the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival — and "Raju," a nominee for Best Short Film at last year's Academy Awards. Other highlights include the 2009 SXSW Audience Award winning film, "Mine," the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, "Prairie Love," and the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Nominee, "The Drummer."

Check out the full list of 22 films below:

"A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation" - Featuring the voices of Joseph Fiennes and Ian McKellen. When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space. (short, animated)

"A NY Thing"- A French romantic follows his dream girl to NYC, but a weekend of white lies, one-night-stands and tangled love triangles prove infatuation and romance are not what they seem. Featuring indie darling Greta Gerwig. In French and English. (narrative)

"Alamar" - Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea. (doc)

"Choking Man" - The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism. (narrative)

"First Day of Peace" - A peasant brings a moment of harmony to a land torn apart by war as he plows his land on the disputed Bosnian border the day that peace is announced. (short, 2010 Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Best Short)

"Free Men" - An Algerian immigrant in Paris overcomes his ambivalence to help fight Nazi occupation (narrative, 2011 Santa Barbara Film Festival- Best Foreign Film)

"Helena from the Wedding" - Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble. (narrative)

"Hello Lonesome" - With an enchanting mixture of laughter and longing, the worlds of six flawed but captivating individuals weave together as they explore that age-old human desire: to love and be loved. The ensemble cast - featuring Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City) and Sabrina Lloyd (Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night) - turn in powerful performances sparkling with wit and humanity. (narrative, 2011 Ashland Indie Festival - Audience Award Winner)

"Hospitalite" - A Tokyo family's unassuming lifestyle is turned upside down by the increasingly bizarre antics of their strange new tenant. (narrative, foreign, Tokyo Int'l FF- Winner Best Indie Debut)

"How It Ended" - On her last night alive, a sick woman (Debra Winger) and her husband (Larry Pine) invite a young friend (Halley Feiffer) to join them for what is meant to be a civilized final dinner. Based on a story by James Salter. (short)

"Little Sparrows" - Traces the emotional journey of three sisters whose life stories dovetail with their mother’s. While imparting wisdom and encouragement to help her daughters define themselves, the mother (Nicola Bartlett) searches for a way to hold them close forever. (narrative)


"Mine" - a documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals, and the people, involved? (narrative, 2009 SXSW Audience Award)

"Only When I Dance" - This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. (doc, foreign)

"Prairie Love" - Tells the comical story of 3 lost souls looking for love on the North Dakota
tundra. (narrative, 2011 Atlanta Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize)

"Queen of Hearts" - Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, reluctantly takes her in and graciously attempts to salvage Adele's personal and professional lives. (narrative, foreign) 


"Raju" - A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Kolkata. When the child suddenly disappears, they realize that they are part of the problem. (short, 2012 Oscar Best Short Nominee)

"Rita" - Rita, who is blind, shelters a boy after he suddenly breaks into her home. This enigmatic event allows Rita a brief moment of freedom. (short)

"Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" - One woman's love of technology runs up against her feelings about having a baby in this independent comedy-drama. (narrative, 2011 Hamptons Film Festival - Alfred P. Sloan winner)


"The Drummer" - A gangster's willful son is sent into hiding over sexual misconduct. Sent far, he unexpectedly takes up with remote Buddhist drummers who slowly but profoundly influence his life. (narrative, foreign, 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Nominee)

"The Piano in a Factory" - To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch. (narrative, foreign, 2011 Miami Film Festival Grand Jury Prize)

"Vasermil" - Named after the local soccer stadium in the Southern Israeli town of Beer Sheba, VASERMIL tells the story of three teenagers from separate marginalized communities, who pin their hopes on soccer as a way out. (narrative, foreign, 2008 Hamptons Film Festival Best Cinematography)

"Viva Cuba" - When the parents of an upper-class girl and a lower-class boy forbid their children from playing with one another based strictly on each family's social standings, they underestimate the strength of the bond between two children who are still blind to the dividing lines that define the adult world. (narrative, foreign, 2005 Cannes Film Festival Junior Prize winner)

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