Among the new films is the universally-lauded Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways which depicts ten years in a relationship between a transgender woman and her conflicted lover. The film brought festival-juror Dolan the Queer Palm Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress for Suzanne Clement.
Other highlights are gritty and naturalistic indie dramas. The selection includes Blackbird, about an alienated teenager posturing online threats won director Jason Buxton the best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Coldwater, a depiction of a teenager struggling within a juvenile reform facility that was nominated for the SXSW Audience Award in 2013. Also included in the partnership are entertaining documentaries such as Pablo, centered around legendary graphic designerPablo Ferro and including interviews with Jeff Bridges, Angelica Huston, and Norman Lear, as well as independent films with up-and-coming stars such as the BAFTA-nominated Shifty, featuring a stellar performance by Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
“We are very excited to launch some of our most powerful titles on Popcornflix,” says Michael Repsch, VP Sales & Distribution at Breaking Glass Pictures. “With such widespread availability, Popcornflix is an ideal partner to bring our quality films to a large audience.” Popcornflix is available on Roku, Sony PS3 and PS4, XBox One, XBox 360, Amazon Fire TV, the web, mobile devices and more.
“These films are not only top quality entertainment, they also hit on the important issues of our time,” says David Fannon, Executive Vice President at Popcornflix. “The success of our critically beloved and award-winning films proves that there is a large, passionate audience for independent, acclaimed titles, and we are thrilled to introduce Breaking Glass’ collection to our platform.”