Beginning on April 28th, SnagFilms – the award-winning social video-viewing platform and 2014 Webby nominee – will be presenting a collection of forty award-winning and favorite films for free VOD every Monday through the end of the year. Each month will find a premiere that complements holidays and both current and special events.
Subjects range across genres and include: Magic Camp, about kids attending the most prestigious training ground for young magicians; Rasta: A Soul’s Journey, which follows Bob Marley’s granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, as she explores Rastafari – traveling to eight countries looks at its roots, evolution and impact, and The Carrier, a documentary about how a college basketball game came to be played on an aircraft carrier.
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FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, SNAGFILMS WILL BE PREMIERING ONE NEW FILM EXCLUSIVELY ON ITS FREE STREAMING SITE AND DEVICES EACH WEEK THROUGH 2014
Award-Winning and Festival Favorite Films Such as Magic Camp, RasTa: A Soul’s Journey and More Will Be Making Their Free VOD Debuts Each Monday
NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2014 –Beginning in April and continuing through to the end of the year, SnagFilms, the award-winning social video-viewing platform and 2014 Webby nominee, will be premiering a new film each week. Encompassing a wide range of genres, SnagFilms viewers will have the opportunity to watch 40 acclaimed indies and documentaries for the very first time at no cost exclusively on SnagFilms.com.
The monthly premieres will offer unique content that complement holidays, and both current and special events. The first of April’s premieres, Alrick Brown’s powerful Sundance Audience Award-winning drama Kinyarwanda (4/7), commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Released to coincide with the Tribeca Film Festival and Coachella, Let Fury Have the Hour (4/14), is a rough, raw and inspirational journey into the creative counter-culture of 2012. And, just in time for Easter comes Rabbit Fever (4/21),director Amy Do’s hare-raising documentary, a coming-of-age story that follows six competitors as they strive to win the top title at the National American Rabbit Convention – an event that draws more than 20,000 rabbits in one building, the largest mass of rabbits in the world
Additional films making their April and May debuts include:
Remember Where You Are
Premiere Date: April 28
Echoing the passion of Once, Remember Where You Are is a documentary of music, determination and human connection. After achieving what many aspiring musicians dream of and signing to a major record label, Catherine Feeny and Sebastian Rogers discovered the harsh realities that come with success and stardom. After they’re abruptly dropped from their labels and their dreams shattered, these two singer-songwriters redefine themselves and their art by taking off on a two-month long, 15,000 mile journey across the United States playing their music in the living rooms of fans, friends and strangers they met along the way.
Premiere Date: May 5
Welcome to the real Hogwarts: to escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves; Tannen’s Magic Camp, the oldest and most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like Blaine + Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside in this award-winning documentary from two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich (Run for Your Life, Mayor of the West Side).
RasTa: A Soul’s Journey
Premiere Date: May 12
Commemorate the May 11 deathiversary of reggae legend Bob Marley with this enlightening doc which follows one of his granddaughters, Donisha Prendergast, to eight countries — the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Israel, Canada and Jamaica — to explore the roots, evolution and impact of Rastafari. Acting as an irrepressible and charming guide, she educates viewers about a way of life that many know little about beyond the dreadlocks, ganja, and the red, gold, and green. And, along the way she encounters Rastafarian elders, musicians, poets, professors and individuals who share personal stories of the influence of Donisha’s iconic grandfather, Bob Marley.
Until They Are Home
Return From Tarawa
Premiere Date: May 19
Three films tied to Memorial Day make their free VOD debuts leading up to the national day of remembrance. The Carrier is Steven C. Barber’s behind-the-scenes documentary following the machinations in setting up the first college basketball game abroad the USS Carl Vinson in honor of the military’s dedication.; Until They Are Home, narrated by Kelsey Grammer, which chronicles the efforts of JPAC in searching for the remains of missing marines killed in The Battle of Tarawa in 1943; and, Return to Tarawa, narrated by Ed Harris, follows Tarawa battle vet Leon Cooper back to "Red Beach"in a powerful story of redemption and passion.
Premiere Date: May 27
In Blake Calhoun’s blackly funny film, Todd Wells (Jake Johnson, "New Girl") is the disenchanted, disgruntled and disheveled assistant manager at the local grocery store. Once a popular high school standout, an accident changed his life and he now finds himself awkwardly stuck in a dead-end routine, unable to move forward. However, his future is about to change: after arriving late to his night-shift, Todd encounters a robber who takes him and everyone in the store hostage, forcing the motley group to wait-out the timelock on the manager’s safe. And, as personalities are revealed and the past explored, there’s a chuckle at every twist in this accidental comedy.
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