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Apr 052019
 

MUSIC BOX FILMS TO LAUNCH MUSIC BOX DIRECT WITH AWARD WINNING FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION AND MORE FOR ARTHOUSE AUDIENCES THIS SPRING

The New Subscription Streaming Service Begins Rollout with Ida, Meru, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and More

Arthouse film distributor Music Box Films is expanding into the streaming sphere with the launch of their new subscription OTT platform, Music Box Direct, beginning April 1, 2019. The new service, founded with the mission of “bringing the arthouse to your house,” will feature a curated selection of content including foreign and independent films, documentaries, and international television, with new content added every month.

The service will first be available exclusively with Roku and will expand to Amazon Fire TV and AppleTV later this year. Available titles upon launch include Pawel Pawlikowski’s Academy Award-winning film Ida, the Academy Award-nominated A Man Called Ove, Terence Davies’ romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz and Tom HiddlestonThe Deep Blue Sea,TheGirl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Debecki’s Meru, and more.

“Music Box Direct is as much an opportunity for growth as it is born out of the necessity of needing a home for arthouse content,” said Lisa Holmes, Director of Home Entertainment Sales at Music Box Films. “The Music Box Direct platform will not only give us a guaranteed streaming home for our catalog content in these rapidly changing times, but will also allow us to develop a direct relationship with viewers and cast a broader net for content than we would for the Music Box Films label.”

Music Box Films, which acquires and distributes films theatrically, on physical media, and on digital platforms, plans to expand its scope of acquisitions to include content for exclusive release on Music Box Direct.

Pricing for the service will begin at $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

 

ABOUT MUSIC BOX DIRECT

Music Box Direct is the streaming service platform of Music Box Films and Doppelgänger Releasing, dedicated to curating a diverse repertoire of films and television from around the world. In partnership with the iconic Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premier independent cinema, Music Box Direct seeks to engage audiences with exciting alternatives to mainstream entertainment.

ABOUT MUSIC BOX FILMS 

Music Box Films is a North American distributor of acclaimed international, independent, and documentary features. Recent releases include Robert Schwentke’s absurdist WWII thriller THE CAPTAIN, this year’s French Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Emmanuel Finkiel’s MEMOIR OF WAR, Pernille Fischer Christensen’s BECOMING ASTRID, and Christian Petzold’s TRANSIT. Upcoming releases include Thomas Stuber’s romantic drama IN THE AISLES, Claudio Giovanessi’s PIRANHAS, and François Ozon’s BY THE GRACE OF GOD. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates the Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films. For more information, please visit www.musicboxfilms.com.

 

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