Metrograph TV APP
Launching June 2
June 2, 2021 (New York) - Metrograph announces the launch of the Metrograph TV App, arriving on June 2. The latest digital initiative from Metrograph, the app allows Members nationwide to access all Metrograph live streams and on-demand programming directly via their TV remote.
“Metrograph’s digital expansion this past year has brought our programming to a nationwide audience, and the launch of the Metrograph TV App will make it even easier to enjoy Metrograph from your home,” said Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “While we can't wait to welcome everyone back to the cinema in September, our goal is to continue building a permanent digital space for everyone who shares our passion for movies.”
In the works for many years, Metrograph launched its online streaming platform in July 2020 with Metrograph Live Screenings, curated by the Metrograph programming team and featuring a rotating selection of new releases and repertory titles each week, with introductions, Q&As, and special pre-show presentations specific to each show. In the months since, Metrograph has expanded the digital platform with the addition of ticketed extended engagements on demand (TVOD), with highlights including a 4K restoration of Stanley Kwan’s Center Stage, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis, and Metrograph Pictures releases Goodbye, Dragon Inn and Sisters with Transistors. The Metrograph Journal features additional editorial coverage of Metrograph programming, including newly commissioned film writing and interviews, as well as original video work available exclusively to members.
With a curated selection of new, rare, and adventurous films each week, Metrograph has aimed to create a new digital space for cinephiles designed to bring the unique Metrograph filmgoing experience to your home device. The launch of the Metrograph TV App will make that experience seamless for home viewers, with all the same films, panels, and Q&As available to stream directly on your television.
Upcoming June Metrograph programming available online and on the Metrograph TV App includes Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors, back by popular demand; a sneak preview of Éric Rohmer’s The Aviator’s Wife, coming soon from Metrograph Pictures; filmmaker Marisa Silver introduces Old Enough and Joan Micklin Silver’s Bernice Bobs Her Hair, starring Shelley Duvall; Whole Lotta Herzog, showcasing 16 of the German master’s most celebrated narrative and documentary films including Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Fata Morgana; Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo’s Slow Machine; Wes Anderson presents William Klein’s The French, featuring legendary tennis stars John McEnroe, Björn Borg, and Chris Evert behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open; a special preview screening of Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers; Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez’s documentary The American Sector; and Tennis, Anyone?, a series of tennis-themed films including Theo Anthony’s Subject to Review and a rare screening of Anthony Harvey’s Players, starring Ali MacGraw.
Established on New York City’s Lower East Side in 2016, Metrograph is the ultimate place for movie enthusiasts to experience a special, curated world of cinema, harkening back to the great New York movie theaters of the 1920s and the commissaries of Hollywood studio backlots. Showing 800 (mostly 35mm) films each year, hosting the finest red-carpet premieres in NYC, and presenting the greatest filmmakers in the world, Metrograph has earned Michelin recognition for its restaurant The Metrograph Commissary and a following around the cinema dedicated Metrograph Bookstore.
Metrograph Pictures, Metrograph’s boutique independent distribution label, was launched in 2019, acquiring and releasing restorations and new releases including A Bigger Splash (1973), Downtown 81 (1981/2001), Hyenas (1992), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), and the upcoming The French (1982). Metrograph Digital was established in July 2020, bringing all of the magic of the Metrograph experience to audiences nationwide.