Going to Montreal’s documentary film festival RIDM today? It’s the festival’s last day for this year.
If you go, consider having a chat with the people from Sundance Now. They have tables at all or most of the RIDM locations.
You can get a 37-day free trial of the video-on-demand service from them. If you sign up on the Internet you will only get one week. Sundance Now specializes in documentaries, but it has fiction films, and TV shows, too. You can watch them on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Roku,
Chromecast, or the web.
While it doesn’t have as many films as Netflix does, (not yet anyway) once a film is added to the Sundance Now collection, it remains in it – it isn’t deleted a few weeks or months later. That’s a plus, right?
If you don’t like the service, just cancel it before the 37 days are up.
I watch mainstream films and more obscure ones as well. Montreal has lots of film festivals and I've been going to most of them for many years now. Through these festivals I feel like I've seen the world without having to pack a suitcase, and I've met fascinating people among the stars, directors, and other film fans who attend. From 2008 until November 2014 I wrote more than 1,220 posts for the Cine Files film review blog on the web site of Montreal's only daily English-language newspaper, The Gazette. Those posts are difficult to find now, because of major changes to the Gazette's web site. I will gradually add links to some of those posts on this blog.
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