Netflix to Boost Indie Streaming Titles

Netflix, a favorite source of Indian, Hollywood and foreign movies in the U.S., is expanding its collection of indie films that can be streamed instantly to TVs or PCs.

Netflix said it’d reached agreements with distributors The Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing to instantly stream some 300 new indie titles.

It’s not clear when the 300 new titles will be available because the Netflix PR guy who wrote the press release is a schmuck:

some 300 new indie titles can now be watched instantly or will become available to do so early next year.

Here are some of the indie titles that Netflix plans to make available for streaming under the new agreement: 

* Departures (Regent Releasing/Here Films), Yojiro Takita’s 2009 Academy Award winner for best foreign language film

* Wendy and Lucy (Oscilloscope), the poignant 2008 tale of a woman and her dog on the edge starring Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams

* A Nos Amours and Au Revoir Les Enfants (Criterion), two classics of French independent cinema

* Good Dick (Gravitas), a modern fairy tale from 2008 written by, directed and starring Scottish-born Marianna Palka

* As It Is in Heaven (Kino Lorber), the 2004 Swedish hit and foreign language Oscar nominee about a famous conductor and the church choir he inspires

* Seraphine (Music Box), the 2009 biopic about the brilliant, self-taught French painter Seraphine Louis

2 Responses to "Netflix to Boost Indie Streaming Titles"

  1. shilpa.s   February 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Are you familiar with the term

    I liked Greta Gerwig from some of the “highlights” in
    Both are on instant streaming.. will watch it one of these days. Responds:

    Never heard of Mumblecorp until we read about it on Wiki a few minutes back.

    Doubt the word has caught on in any meaningful way except in some small circles.

    We might watch Nights and Weekends. Looks interesting.

  2. si101   March 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Greta has entered the big league (sort of).. Greenberg has Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ben Stiller. Responds:

    Yes, Greenberg is getting mostly good reviews.

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