Independent film lovers who have long bemoaned the lack of a single online destination where they could find, watch instantly and discuss a broad range of independent, hard to find films from around the globe have a reason to rejoice. SundanceNow fills that void by providing instant, and legal, access to hundreds of independent films from both American and international directors. The site houses hundreds of films, and highlights different films each month.
This month the SundanceNOW is highlighting fan favs from the Sundance Film Festival, including Miranda July’s ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, and they are making it available for viewing at a discounted price of just $.99. Yep, just 99 cents. All you have to do is visit SundanceNOW and enter the code MEANDYOUPROMO to get the discount.
Synopsis: ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW is a poetic and penetrating observation of how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and contemporary world. Christine Jesperson is a lonely artist and “Eldercab” driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey (John Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when he meets the captivating Christine, he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard’s seven-year-old Robby, who is having a risqué internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen- year-old brother Peter who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls— practicing for their future of romance and marriage.
In July’s modern world, the mundane is transcendent and everyday people become radiant characters who speak their innermost thoughts, act on secret impulses, and experience truthful human moments that at times approach the surreal. They seek together-ness through tortured routes and find redemption in small moments that connect them to someone else on earth.