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11 New Sundance Supported Films Now Streaming

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 23, 2012 at 4:23PM

Now available on SnagFilms, Hulu and Netflix are eleven new films supported by the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, which launched in February. Artist Services gives filmmakers exclusive opportunities to self-finance, market and distribute their films. Films from the program are also available on...
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Brother to Brother
Anthony Mackie in 'Brother to Brother'

Now available on SnagFilms, Hulu and Netflix are eleven new films supported by the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, which launched in February. Artist Services gives filmmakers exclusive opportunities to self-finance, market and distribute their films. Films from the program are also available on iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft Xbox, Sony, VUDU, YouTube and SundanceNOW. Here's details on what's currently playing.

Among the eleven new titles are "Brother to Brother," "Children Underground" and "Dirty Work." The films are listed in detail below:

"Blessing"
(Director and screenwriter: Paul Zeher) — Randi’s life on her family's farm is brightened by an oversized satellite dish, rock 'n' rail and her passion to go to the ocean. Standing in the way are her jealous mother, her overworked father and her quirky and lovable 10-year-old brother. Randi is caught between her own desires and her family's expectations. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Microsoft Xbox, Netflix, SnagFilms, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (1994 Sundance Film Festival)

"Brother to Brother"
(Director and screenwriter: Rodney Evans) — A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter. Starring Anthony Mackie. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Microsoft Xbox, Netflix, SnagFilms, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (2004 Sundance Film Festival)

"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, Microsoft Xbox, Netflix, SnagFilms, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (2007 Sundance Film Festival)

"Children Underground"
(Director: Edet Belzberg) — Venture below the streets of Bucharest, Romania, to meet a "family" of orphaned, abandoned or runaway children living in a subway station. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Microsoft Xbox, Netflix, SnagFilms, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU, YouTube. (1997 Sundance Documentary Film Grant, 2001 Sundance Film Festival)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.