Finally, the DVD subscription service I’ve been mentioning since 2006 is available in Canada! That first link is a tiny bit unfair, since it deals mostly with Ironweed Film Club, another DVD service that has been available in Canada all along. But while Ironweed’s focus has been documentaries, and of late, mostly environmental docs, Film Movement has over the years focused on international cinema, with quite a few festival gems available nowhere else. In fact, just a few months ago I was complaining via Twitter that Film Movement had picked up a number of great films that were not being distributed in Canada, including Munyurangabo, Lake Tahoe, and Somers Town. I haven’t done an exhaustive comparison, and I know that there may still be some titles that won’t be available to Canadian subscribers, but this is a huge win for cinephiles in this country.
For as little as about $10/month (based on a 12-month subscription), you’ll get a new film sent to you, curated by Film Movement’s team of programmers. Part of the fun is just letting them surprise you, and I guarantee you’ll find some gems you would otherwise have missed. Subscribers also get discounts on buying DVDs from their extensive back catalogue, too.
To make the offer even more irresistible, how about a promo code for an additional 5% off? Just enter “hellocanada” in the promo code box before you check out. But the code is only good until November 30th, so don’t hesitate. Let’s show them that Canadians love great cinema, and make them wonder why they took so long to get here!