Lights, camera, action… The 2018 Sundance Film Festival is about to get underway in Utah, drawing tens of thousands of film buffs from around the world to the theatres of Park City. But you don’t have to pack your bags and book a plane ticket to soak up one of the film industry’s most prestigious festivals. All you need is an internet connection and a bottle or two of your favourite red or white wine.
Sundance Now—loaded with art-house movies, documentaries, indie films, and award-winning classics—is the best online streaming service you’ve probably never heard of. At $4.99 per month (with a yearly subscription) it costs less than Netflix and is available on the web, iOS and Android devices, Roku players, Xbox One, and Chromecast.
While it doesn’t seek to mirror the current festival’s lineup of titles, Sundance Now features a large library of past Sundance movies, as well as an ever-growing list of film collections created by award-winning filmmakers and actors, such as Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Demme, and Alex Gibney.
You’ll find an eclectic mix of well-known classics like Taxi Driver, Hoop Dreams, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Stand By Me, as well as Sundance favourites like Low Down, Turbo Kid, and Manic. You’ll also find a large selection of TV series, including Sundance Now originals like Riviera, Trepalium, Wasteland, and The Swell.
If you’ve thoroughly burned through most of the titles on your Netflix account and are itching for something new to devote your binge-watching ways to, Sundance Now is offering a 7-day free trial to take its service for a spin.