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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tribeca News: Joss Whedon's Newest Film Is Already Available To Watch Online For $5

Love his movies or not, Joss Whedon stays on his grind. Despite the rather lackluster appeal of TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the filmmaker behind such megahits as The Avengers and Toy Story continues to crank out projects that are, if at the very least, intriguing. His newest film, IN YOUR EYES, is no exception.

Yesterday Whedon announced online in a surprise video that the drama, which had just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, has been given a Vimeo On Demand digital release immediately available for fans worldwide to watch it online via the film's website (www.inyoureyesmovie.com) for only $5. According to the press release, Whedon and producing partner Kai Cole had plans to release the IN YOUR EYES "in a new and exciting way." The two made the move via the their microstudio, Bellwether Pictures (the same company behind the most recent iteration of Much Ado About Nothing). Whedon also wrote the film directed by Brin Hill (Ball Don't Lie).

With everything moving into the digital realm these days. and online becoming the go-to place for quality content in some cases more than on the big screen, this venture seems very on trend. Cole echoes this sentiment in the press release: "It’s no secret that the distribution landscape is shifting rapidly and there are tools at our disposal as filmmakers that we could only dream about ten years ago.”

So what's the film about? Find out more about in the synopsis below:

In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is withering away in a life of cocktail parties and lonely nights as the sheltered, soft-spoken wife of a successful doctor. Across the country in sun-drenched, arid New Mexico, charismatic ex-con Dylan (Michael Stahl-David) is struggling to find his footing and a fresh start. When these polar opposites realize they share an inexplicable connection, a unique metaphysical romance begins.


Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey, and Steve Howey (of TV's Shameless) also star in the film.  

Again, intriguing if not an absolute must-see. And it's pretty cheap for a new newly released film. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but check it out and let me know what you think about it.

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