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So, I'm doing my best to watch at least one film a day before I vote, since my COVID-limited work schedule permits this, until May 1 anyway.  Unfortunately, I'm borderline incompetent in tracking down films, once we get past the usual suspects of Netflix/Amazon/YouTube.  So any pointers on how to watch any of the following would be appreciated:

- The Son

- Cleo from 5 to 7

- In Praise of Love

- It's Such a Beautiful Day

- Le Bonheur

- Matewan

- Death of Mr. Lazarescu

- Yella

- Beau Travail

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Yes, Criterion Channel will hit a bunch of those, and it has a free trial if you can't or don't want to spend $11 month or 99/yr.

Just watch is helpful if you are scouring for a specific title: 

https://www.justwatch.com/

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Unfortunately, The Son is very difficult, if not impossible, to find on streaming. It is available on DVD in the US.

Depending on your library service, some of these movies are available on Kanopy. For instance, I found Yella, The Death of Mr Lazarescu, and Tuesday, After Christmas all on Kanopy.

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1 hour ago, Joshua Wilson said:

Don Hertzfeldt made It's Such a Beautiful Day available to stream for free on Vimeo: https://t.co/wA0zkChV0w?amp=1
When you go to "rent" it, it should pop up automatically (once you log in) with the code IAMSTUCKINSIDE that will make the rental free.

Awesome - thanks, Joshua.

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/

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One of my friends just drew my attention to Netlix Party, a Chrome extension that allows you do synchronize Netflix viewing (if you are doing so on a Chrome browswer) and chat while streaming (assuming your computer or device with chrome extension has a microphone.

Might be a fun way to do film club or even watch a nominee or two together. Particularly if someone wants to advocate for the film. Any of our nominees on Netflix?

https://www.netflixparty.com/

I'd be happy to do Moonlight or The Florida Project (two movies that have been nominated but which I'm less enthusiastic about than some of my peers. I'd be less happy about doing The Witch, but I could probably be talked into it.)

P.S. of course if one just used an audio chat app (I use Discord) one could do this for any film one was simultaneously watching on other channels, like the Criterion Channel or Amazon Prime, or even just on a DVD that one was watching simultaneously. 

P.P.S. The talk of synching and the fact that The Muppet Movie was nominated reminds me of the time I did the Dark Side of the Rainbow experiment by synching Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Album to The Muppet Movie to see if it was better or worse than The Wizard of Oz.

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Andrew posted in a separate, dedicated thread about To Sleep With Anger, but I don't think he mentioned how/where he saw it.

Richard Brody's roundup of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime (it's rather amazing; I'm still going through it!) includes Burnett's film.

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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1 hour ago, Christian said:

Andrew posted in a separate, dedicated thread about To Sleep With Anger, but I don't think he mentioned how/where he saw it.

Richard Brody's roundup of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime (it's rather amazing; I'm still going through it!) includes Burnett's film.

I watched it YouTube movies.  Given the choice between the two, I'm going with YouTube more, since it seems less evil than the Amazon monopoly on the universe.

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/

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On 4/10/2020 at 9:43 AM, Joshua Wilson said:

Don Hertzfeldt made It's Such a Beautiful Day available to stream for free on Vimeo: https://t.co/wA0zkChV0w?amp=1
When you go to "rent" it, it should pop up automatically (once you log in) with the code IAMSTUCKINSIDE that will make the rental free.

By the way, Vimeo in one of their updates about a year or two ago finally allowed you to put a video on "Watch Later" even if it was password protected. That's significant because if, like me, you prefer to watch on TV, the Vimeo app screens through Roku, so you can access it on your computer then play it on the flat screen.

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I have not liked the Bunuel films I've seen, but I've never seen Nazarin (or Milky Way), and it's one of the nominated films I haven't' seen that I'd most like to give a shot. Any idea how I could watch Nazarin? It doesn't seem to be streaming anywhere (and I'd need subtitles).

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