Do you like movies? Wait, before you answer, let me rephrase: Do you like movies that don’t spend half their budget on CGI? If you said “yes,” you need to know about FilmBuff. The company is a distributor of some of the best independent movies today.
Not too long ago, if you wanted to see an independent film, be it a personal and heart-tugging drama or a telling and truthful documentary, you would sit around, fingers crossed that your local art house theater bring it in. The wait was sometimes months or a year after you heard about it. Luckily, these days, film geeks are no longer left isolated by that old distribution model. Streaming and services like Netflix bring you films as soon as they are released.
To that end, FilmBuff is instrumental in delivering meaningful movies to your computer, game console, or doorstep. And browsing their catalog brings up movie after movie that will appeal to geeks. Cartoon College illustrates the challenges that cartoonists face when trying to make it big; Brooklyn Castle mates a popular and successful chess program in an under-served public school; Downloaded is Alex Winter’s documentary about Napster; and FilmBuff was also responsible for bringing us what I think is the best documentary of 2012, Senna, which looked at the life and death of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.
The collection isn’t just great documentaries; there are really gripping dramas and funny comedies too. The hilarious The History of Future Folk, the touching Missed Connections, and the just-released College Humor film Coffee Town are all very popular. This short list just scratches the surface of the great movies FilmBuff delivers. So the next time you’re looking for something good to watch, consider FimBuff’s fine catalog of independent films.
Disclosure: GeekDad was sent screeners of some of these movies.