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Movies you can stream to help independent theaters



- Worried about independent theaters closing down forever? Some are getting help in the way of streaming rental fees. Some distributors are now sharing a portion of the fee with independent theaters as a way to help them while they remain closed - most are a 50/50 split.
- Most of the distributors websites will offer you a list of theaters you can choose from to have the partial rental fee go to them for support or you can go directly from your local theaters website (if you have one, if not, I guess just randomly choose one, idk). Also, their websites will have other movies available for rent that supports them that I didn't list here.


And Then We Danced

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 48 hour rental, from Music Box Films.
Synopsis: Merab has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble, since his youth, with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.

Bacurau

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 5 day rental, from Kino Now.
Synopsis: A small village mourns the loss of its matriarch, when days later, they notice their village has literally vanished from maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. In a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one and a confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders.

Corpus Christi

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 3 day rental, from Film Movement.
Synopsis: After spending years in a Warsaw prison, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village. He aspires to join the clergy but because of his criminal record no seminary will accept him. When he arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest. His unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some in the town - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.

Sorry We Missed You

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 5 day rental, from Kino Now.
Synopsis: The Turner family have been fighting an uphill battle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. Hoping that self-employment through the gig economy can solve their financial issues, the family ends up trapped in the vicious cycle of this modern-day form of labor exploitation.

Saint Frances

Rental Fee: $8 - 12.00 for a 3 day rental, from Oscilloscope.
Synopsis: At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.

Beanpole

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 5 day rental, from Kino Now.
Synopsis: In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates.

Extra Ordinary

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 5 day rental, from Kino Now.
Synopsis: A driving instructor must use her other-worldly gifts to save a lonely man’s daughter from a rock star looking to use her for Satanic purposes.

The Wild Goose Lake

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 3 day rental, from Film Movement.
Synopsis: When a small-time mob leader, Zhou Zenong, accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him to go on the run from both the police and dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out in China’s densely populated and deeply divided Wuhan province, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman, who has mysterious intentions of her own.

The Whistlers

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 3 day rental, from Magnolia Pictures.
Synopsis: A Romanian police officer, is determined to free a crooked businessman who knows where a mobster’s money is hidden.

The Roads Not Taken

Rental Fee: $12.00 for a 3 day rental, from Bleecker Street.
Synopsis: Follows a day in the life of Leo and his daughter, Molly as she grapples with the challenges of her father's chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo's journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived.


More rental options can be found at the SOURCE, which is being updated regularly.
Other sources: Music Box Films, Kino Lorber, Film Movement, Oscilloscope, Bleecker Street, Magnolia Pictures.
Trailers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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