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What to Watch in Theaters and on VOD This Weekend

What to see, or not to see? That is the question this weekend, from theaters to VOD and set-top streaming alternatives. Here's what we recommend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2014 7:23 PM
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Hal Hartley's 'My America' to Premiere Through Online Streaming Site Fandor (REINVENTOR VIDEO)

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The online movie watching service Fandor--under its new(ish) CEO Ted Hope, who took over the venture this January--is celebrating an important first this week: the premiere of Hal Hartley's new film, "My America."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 2:34 PM
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Fandor CEO Ted Hope Reinvents Himself and Hollywood Via New Web Series

Ted Hope doesn't sit still for very long, The veteran indie producer ("American Splendor," "The Ice Storm," "In the Bedroom") is reinventing himself --and Hollywood--yet again as he leaves the San Francisco Film Society to take the reins as CEO of online video-on-demand service Fandor, publish a new Soft Skull book "Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions," and launch a six-part interactive web series, “Reinvent Hollywood.”
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 3:06 PM
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Fandor Now Categorizing Its Films Using the Bechdel Test -- And They Want Your Help

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Fandor is going above and beyond the typical ideas of a streaming service. Beginning May 5, the site is incorporating a pop-up survey that appears with whatever film a viewer has chosen to watch. The three-question survey is the Bechdel test! Answers from the survey will help Fandor catalogue their content, so that all Bechdel-passing films can be found on a dedicated landing page.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 6, 2014 11:36 AM
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Your Week in Streaming: Movies About Movies by Hong Sang-soo and Jim McBride

This week, check out Hong Sang-soo's "In Another Country" and Jim McBride's "David Holzman's Diary" on VOD, two underrated and under-seen movies about movies.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 2, 2013 3:43 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: O Canada! Fandor Heads North, and a Guide to Great Canuck Films on VOD

The SF-based streaming site Fandor has just launched a VOD service in Canada and in celebration, here's a guide to some of the best Canadian films you can currently stream in the US, from Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" to the films of Guy Maddin.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 10, 2013 11:24 AM
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