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Amazon Prime Secures Streaming Deal With Cinedigm

26 Jun, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Amazon Prime Instant Video June 26 announced a deal with Cinedigm for streaming rights to select indie films from Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Under the deal, Amazon Prime members have immediate access to black comedy Cheap Thrills; Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic sorcery film, A Field in England; sci-fi thriller The Visitor; and Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45. Acclaimed rock-doc A Band Called Death and coming-of-age film I Declare War also are available.

Drafthouse Films are distributed digitally and via packaged media by Cinedigm.

“We know our customers love great independent films, and we are excited to add these engaging indies from Drafthouse Films exclusively to Prime Instant Video,” Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement.

Future releases include The Congress, a futuristic vision of Hollywood starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti and Jon Hamm; Borgman, a home invasion thriller submitted as Holland’s official 2014 Oscar entry; Mood Indigo, a visionary love fable starring Audrey Tautou; 20,000 Days on Earth, a documentary featuring musician Nick Cave; and The Dog, a portrait of the man who inspired Al Pacino’s character in Dog Day Afternoon

“We are always seeking new ways to share the films we love with the widest audience possible, and working with Prime Instant Video is helping us accomplish that mission,” Yolanda Macias, EVP of digital sales for Cinedigm, said in a statement.

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