By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 1, 2012 at 3:53PM
Recall my post from in January announcing a new distribution initiative from Sundance, offering new streaming distribution options for all Sundance-stamped films, giving life to buried works that may otherwise go unseen?
At the time, the Sundance Institute announced the first set of 10 films supported by the Institute that will enjoy the privilege of being, for the very first time, available to rent, download and stream on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW and YouTube.
It was said that the titles would become available on Netflix on March 1.
Well... it's March 1.
Films available today include at least one I can immediately identify, given that we've covered it on S&A: Zack Godshall's tragi-comedy Lord Byron, the 2011 Sundance selection.
Here are all the 10 films currently available on Netflix streaming today, courtesy of this new initiative from the Sundance Institute:
Advise & Dissent (Director: David Van Taylor) - A riveting, in the trenches look into the politicized Supreme Court confirmation battles. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2003 Sundance Documentary Film Grant)
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (Director: Lincoln Ruchti) - In 1982, Ottumwa, Iowa's Twin Galaxies arcade served as the shining beacon of pixilated pop culture, attracting the best of the best in the highly competitive world of arcade video gaming. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2007 Sundance Film Festival)
Clear Cut: the Story of Philomath, Oregon (Director: Peter Richardson) -Conservative logging barons and liberal urban immigrants collide over how college scholarships are distributed in this skillful documentary. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2006 Sundance Film Festival)
Lord Byron (Director: Zack Godshall) - This New York Times Critics Pick about a Don Juan from the Bayou charmed audiences and critics at last year's Sundance Film Festival. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2011 Sundance Film Festival, 2011 New York Times Critics Pick)
New Low (Director: Adam Bowers) - Adam Bowers wrote, directed and stars in this winning comedy about a neurotic twenty-something choosing love between the best and worst girls he's ever known.. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2010 Sundance Film Festival, Winner 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival)
Obselidia (Director: Diane Bell) - Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Alfred P. Sloan Prize and Excellence in Cinematography Award, "Obselidia" is part road movie, part love story, and endlessly fascinating. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2010 Sundance Film Festival, 2011 Independent Spirit Award Nominee)
The Oregonian (Director: Calvin Lee Reeder) - Lindsay Pulsipher ("True Blood") stars as a girl on the run in this creepy selection from the Midnight section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2011 Sundance Film Festival)
Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Director: Rachel Libert) - A retired Marine fights for justice on behalf of U.S. soldiers and their families exposed to toxic drinking water while stationed at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (2010 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund Grantee)
The Wife (Director: Tom Noonan) - Therapists and patients confront each other in this delirious, realistic relationship drama. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (1995 Sundance Film Festival)
What Happened Was… (Director: Tom Noonan) - Tom Noonan's directorial debut about a skewed vision of a first date. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (1994 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Winner)