Amazon.com has struck a content licensing agreement with Cinedigm that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription streaming home for a collection of groundbreaking independent movies from Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Exclusive titles available today for unlimited streaming by Prime members in the U.S. include Cheap Thrills, a blackly comic thriller starring David Koechner and Ethan Embry, Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic sorcery film A Field in England, sci-fi cult classic The Visitor, and Abel Ferrara’s legendary Ms. 45. This roster of new movies boasts numerous award winners. Cheap Thrills won the SXSW Midnight Audience Award for black comedy thriller; The Congresswas named a triple award winner at Fantastic Fest for Best Actress, Director and Writer; and 20,000 Days on Earth won awards for both directing and editing at Sundance 2014.
“We know our customers love great independent films and we are excited to add these engaging indies from Drafthouse Films exclusively to Prime Instant Video,” explains Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “These film festival favorites and award winners are both provocative and entertaining, and we know Prime members will enjoy watching them.”