Netflix, IFC Sign Streaming Deal20 Nov, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix subscribers beginning Nov. 20 will have free access to 53 independent movies from IFC Entertainment.
The partnership gives Netflix members on an unlimited plan the opportunity to instantly watch the newly acquired films on their computers or televisions through a range of Netflix-enabled devices.
“Partnering with IFC Films gives us the opportunity to expand the number of quality films that our subscribers can watch instantly,” said Robert Kyncl, VP of content acquisition for Netflix. “This deal reinforces our commitment to bringing diversity to the library and properties like this collection of titles bring us closer to that goal.”
Titles include John Sayles’ Sundance prize winner The Brother From Another Planet and the award-winning Return of Secaucus Seven, Christopher Nolan’s first film, Following, Joe Swanberg’s Nights and Weekends, James Toback's When Will I Be Loved? and Rebecca Miller's debut Angela.
The library features documentaries by filmmaker Errol Morris, including the groundbreaking The Thin Blue Line and his debut feature Gates of Heaven. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's award-winning Brother’s Keeper, and Jim Stern and Adam Del Deo's political documentary So Goes the Nation.
Foreign-language titles include Susanne Bier's Brothers, Patrice Chereau's Gabrielle, Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Cannes prize winner Nobody Knows, Lukas Moodysson's Together, Christophe Honoré’s Dans Paris, Catherine Breillat Sex is Comedy, Alfonso Cuaron’s Solo Con tu Pareja, Kristian Levring The Intended and Hou Hsiao Hsien’s Three Times.
Netflix-enabled devices include Blu-ray Disc players and Internet TVs from LG Electronics; Blu-ray players from Samsung and Best Buy’s Insignia brand; the Roku digital video player; Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console and Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game system; TiVo digital video recorders, and Internet TVs from Sony and Vizio.