Film Forum

Streaming Surprises – Our picks for the best of streaming movies

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Try “Love and Friendship” if you’re in the mood for great independent films at home. Image via flavorwire.com

Clerks
This classic of the 1990’s independent film movement, launched the directorial career of Kevin Smith. “Clerks” introduced riffs that would become nerd culture classics and start an epic debate on the ethics of Death Star construction. But “Clerks” will be mostly  remembered for asking the timeless question – how many things can go wrong on a day you weren’t even supposed to be at work in the first place?
Submitted by Fae Giffen. Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Love and Friendship
If you missed this gem in the theaters be sure to catch it on streaming video. Whit Stillman brought his own sharp sense of style to Jane Austin’s novel. It turns out the director, who has chronicled the lives and loves of modern New Yorkers, was the perfect fit to adapt a novel from one of the greatest observers of human nature. The film moves at a wicked pace and leaves no prisoners in its quest for love, money, and friendship.
Submitted by Fae Giffen. Available on Amazon Prime.

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.