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Sundance's Artists Services Initiative Releases Ten New Titles on Netflix

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 1, 2012 at 4:15PM

Sundance Institute's "Artists Services Initiative," which offers Sundance artists a way to self-distribute, announces ten new titles now streaming on Netflix...
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"Lord Byron"
"Lord Byron"

Sundance Institute's "Artists Services Initiative," which offers Sundance artists a way to self-distribute, announces ten new titles now streaming on Netflix.

Here are details on how the  "Artists Services Initiative" works and how it's different from Tribeca Films distribution. Sundance is essentially creating a virtual library of its own titles online, where the filmmakers own the title and carry the Sundance brand.

Details on the ten films now available on Netflix are below. Details on previously released titles are here. A full list of where Sundance titles are available (Amazon, Julu, iTunes, SundanceNow, YouTube) is here.

"Advise & Dissent" (Director: David Van Taylor) — A riveting, in the trenches look into the politicized Supreme Court confirmation battles. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, 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, Hulu, 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, Hulu, 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, Hulu, 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, Hulu, SundanceNOW, YouTube. (1994 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Winner)

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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.