Metrograph Announces New Expansion of Metrograph At Home Streaming Platform; Online Library to Grow Monthly With New Features, Shorts, and Exclusive Content for Members
(New York, NY – September 8, 2022) – Metrograph, New York City’s celebrated Lower East Side repertory and first-run cinema, is thrilled to announce an expansion to its popular streaming platform, Metrograph At Home.
Launched in July 2020, Metrograph At Home (available to U.S. viewers) brings Metrograph’s signature in-person moviegoing experience to viewers nationwide with a unique mix of on-demand and live screenings, and grew in June 2021 with the start of a Metrograph TV app. Today, Metrograph announces a new expansion to its digital curation built around its signature revered quality of programming.
Each month, Metrograph At Home will now introduce dozens of new titles handpicked by its programming team – “new arrivals” which will remain available for viewing throughout the year — growing Metrograph’s online library, showcasing unique classics, new releases, hard to find gems, and specially curated series which complement the films playing at the physical theater on Ludlow Street.
The result is a metrograph.com membership subscription that is a compelling offering to viewers nationwide who are fans of Metrograph’s exceptional curation which began at its theater in 2016.
“We’re inspired by the organic growth of our nationwide membership these last two years,” says Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “We are grateful to our new viewers throughout the country, and are proud to grow what we feel is a very special and unique streaming platform.”
Filmmaker retrospectives in the new slate of films launching this expansion include focuses on pioneering African American director Oscar Micheaux, French “New Novel” provocateur Alain Robbe-Grillet, the complete feature filmography of Cinema Novo filmmaker Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, and ten films from British auteur Peter Greenaway including both his 1982 arthouse breakthrough The Draughtsman’s Contract alongside many of his lesser-seen early works. Recent films by Abel Ferrara, a selection of rare Soviet silent features, Shirley Clarke’s pioneering verité and hybrid documentaries, and six titles from Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó round out much of the richly diverse and distinctly curated At Home program.
Other unique features include the Metrograph Selects series - favorite films selected by the teams working daily at Metrograph’s Ludlow Street theater — for this fall, the cinema’s Box Office team chose an eclectic slate including the shorts of American experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs and Eliza Hittman’s feature debut, It Felt Like Love.
The At Home expansion comes at an exciting time for the Metrograph company, as the Ludlow Street theater enters a busy fall season – showcasing many awards contenders, red carpet premieres, and special screening event Q&A’s, while continuing to steadily grow its specialized distribution division Metrograph Pictures.
Metrograph At Home is available with a Metrograph Membership, for $5 a month/$50 annually, which includes both access to streaming content, exclusive merchandise, and benefits at the New York theater such as $10 movie tickets, discounts at the bookstore and restaurant, and invitations to special Members-Only events.
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Metrograph is an entertainment company founded in 2016, based in New York City.
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Metrograph NYC, launched in 2016, is an independent movie theater at 7 Ludlow that focuses on premieres, rare archival screenings (35mm and digital), and special Q&As, for a wide spectrum of audiences, filmmakers, and communities. Metrograph NYC includes an on-site restaurant, The Commissary, and a bookstore.
Metrograph Pictures, launched in 2019, is an independent distribution company with a focus on quality and curation. Works acquired and released to date include restorations such as A Bigger Splash (1973), Downtown 81 (1981/2001), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), Hyenas (1992), and Possession (1981), among other titles. In addition to restorations, Metrograph Pictures has re-released The French (1982), presented by Wes Anderson, and Claire Denis’ L’Intrus (2004), and released the celebrated SXSW documentary Sisters With Transistors (2020).
Metrograph At Home launched in July 2020, bringing our signature curation to a nationwide audience at metrograph.com
Metrograph is working on additional projects to be announced soon.
Metrograph is the ultimate destination for movie lovers — a special, curated world of cinema, harkening back to the great New York movie theaters of the 1920s and the Commissaries of Hollywood Studio back lots — first opened in 2016 on Ludlow Street in downtown Manhattan, and now growing nationwide at metrograph.com