Oscar Nominees Now Streaming Instantly on Fandor
The streaming service announces the debut of Academy Award-nominated foreign film “Ida” and allows viewers to explore the first two films in “Citizenfour” nominee Laura Poitras’ documentary trilogy.
February 20, 2015, San Francisco, California – Just in time for this weekend’s Independent Spirit Awards and Academy Awards, Fandor, the preeminent streaming service for fans of independent, foreign and classic film, has announced that it has added foreign language nominee “Ida” to its catalog. Fandor also offers fans of nominated documentary “Citizenfour” a chance to view the first two parts of director Laura Poitras’ post-9/11 trilogy before the film heads to HBO on Monday.
Ida is nominated for one Independent Spirit Award (Best International Film) as well as two Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Cinematography). From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski, IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.
To preview the film and find more information, please visit Fandor.
Laura Poitras’ documentary “Citizenfour,” about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. “Citizenfour,” the third installment on Poitras’ post-9/11 trilogy of documentaries, will also make its television debut on HBO Monday, February 23rd, and Fandor is allowing viewers a chance to prepare by streaming the first two installments now.
The first film in the series, “My Country, My Country” (2006) is an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under American occupation. The second film, “The Oath” (2010) is the crosscut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.
To learn more about Laura Poitras and her films, visit Fandor.
To further explore the history of the Oscars through a less traditional lens, Fandor has created “An Alternative Guide to the Academy Awards,” an insightful and educational digital flipbook featuring films that might have won the award if it had existed prior to 1927; films that should have been nominated but were snubbed through the years; and films that should have won but lost out, as well as a video essay discussing this year’s nominees.
The guide is available to view HERE
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