Movies at Sundance Available on YouTube For $3.99!

25 01 2010

For $3.99 You Tube is showing three new movies currently playing at this years Sundance Film Festival and Two movies from last years Sundance Film Festival.  I think this is brilliant.  I’m trying to decide which ones to watch.  Here’s what You Tube has to say about all of this:

“On Wednesday, we announced our partnership with the Sundance Film Festival to make five films – three world premieres at this year’s festival and two audience favorites from last year’s – available for rent on YouTube starting January 22, and running through the end of the festival on January 31.

We’re writing today to let you know that these five films are now live on the YouTube, just in time for your weekend viewing.  You’ll also be able to find them throughout the next ten days by visiting YouTube or through search.

Of course, you’re probably still wondering how this rentals business works. When you click on the thumbnail of the film you want to watch, you’ll be taken to a regular YouTube watch page where you’ll find a YouTube Rentals window over the video player. If you’re not signed in to your account, you’ll be prompted to do so. You’ll then need to complete your account setup by signing up for Google Checkout. Once complete, you’ll be taken back to the YouTube watch page where you can watch a trailer; if you decide you want to purchase a rental, click on the yellow “Rent” button and you’re ready to go.”

Here are the movies that are being shown:

Children of Invention” explores the American Dream as seen through the eyes of a Chinese American family living in suburban Boston.

InHomewrecker,” a prisoner on work release and a live-wire kook take a day-long ride in a seemingly stolen vehicle that neither of them will soon forget.

In The Cove” an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Japan, and shine a light on a dark and deadly secret.

When humble Linas, kicked off of his friends couch and spurned by his lover, finds a forgotten van on a llama farm outside Seattle, he begins lurching east with nothing to lose in “Bass Ackwards.”

In “One Too Many Mornings,” Fisher and Pete are two dudes with dude problems — one drinks too much and one just got cheated on by his girlfriend — and few prospects of helping each other out.

Enjoy the movies, and you’re welcome.

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