As streaming service FilmStruck eyes an imminent shutdown, a letter of support signed by major industry names attempts a save.
FilmStruck has quietly become the default place for serious movie buffs to stream an impressive lineup of indie, classic and foreign offerings, notably serving as the streaming home of enthusiastically curated releases of The Criterion Collection. Yet, it may have done so too quietly, since the company’s splash page is now dominated by a message announcing the service’s shutdown, set for November 29. However, some of the service’s high-profile industry subscribers are now attempting to keep it alive.
Entertainment industry heavies, notably Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, Damien Chazelle, along with Barry Jenkins Christopher McQuarrie and Paul Thomas Anderson, just to name a few, have affixed their names to a petition letter that is urging the folks at FilmStruck to keep things up and running.