1. Festival Faves. Dig through the Omaha Film Festival archives, they’ve recently posted links to dozens of films from past OFFs. It’s a curated a collection of links available on Hulu, Netflix, TubiTV and Amazon. Two inspiring documentaries to start with: “Pick of the Litter” and “Biggest Little Farm.” Full list available on the Omaha Film Festival Facebook page.
2. Film Streams Streams Films. With their two cinemas temporarily closed, they are bringing a bit of the Film Streams experience to you. Now offering three new indie films still in their theatrical release available for you to stream at home — plus the virtual release of Fantastic Fungi. For each title, a portion of all sales will benefit Film Streams. More information about those opportunities on Twitter.
3. Throw a Netflix Party. You can use an extension for your Chrome browser to synchronize a Netflix movie and group chat with friends. It’s free at Netflixparty.com.
4. Watch and Rank All Physical Copies of Movies in Your Home. You bought hard copies of movies for a reason: What better time than a pandemic to organize your own film festival?
5. Old fashion movies. If you want to go back to the Golden Age you can pick some movies at the Totter Tomatoes site. You can rent those movies Amazon, Fandango, Roku, itunes, Google play and others.
6. Start a “Movie Club” with Friends Over Social Media/Texting. Who needs Hollywood to tell us what to watch? Take turns picking stream-able flicks with friends and discuss. Hit up twitter.com/thereaderfilm if you need discussion questions.
7. Stay Tuned to thereader.com/film For Classic Movie Reviews Until theaters reopen, we’ll be posting new reviews of classic movies online each week on Friday. Send suggestions for classics we should cover to firstname.lastname@example.org.