Streaming Surprises: Our picks for the best of streaming movies

Rumble Fish via IMDB
Stream Coppola’s adaption of S.E Hinton’s young adult novel “Rumble Fish” on Crackle.

Filmworks Board members and volunteers love movies.  It’s why we do what we do.  When we’re not busy putting together screenings at the Tower Theatre we spend much of our time watching movies at home and now we want to share some of our top picks with you.  This new blog will feature some of our favorite hidden gems that are available on various streaming media platforms that you might have missed.  So pop some popcorn, get a comfy spot on the couch, and settle in for a movie night at home.

“Rumble Fish” (1983)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, on Crackle

I highly recommend this 1983 adaptation of my favorite S.E. Hinton novel.  Although not as well known as either the novel or film adaptation of “The Outsiders”, “Rumble Fish” is a surprising master piece.  Director Francis Ford Coppola brings out the surreal quality of the novel in a stylish fever dream of teen age angst.  If you’re looking for a different take on the coming of age film check out “Rumble Fish”, now available to stream on Crackle

Submitted by Fae Giffen, Marketing Chair

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” (2013)

Directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon, on Netflix

If you are searching for the musical soul of America, look no further than Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records. This boundary-bridging documentary tells the story of an unlikely musicologist and his independent record label’s fierce passion for preserving and recording American roots music: blues, folk, norteño, cajun, zydeco, and more. Strachwitz’s lifelong exploration of real American music — not the corporate “mouse music” most of us know — feels like an urgent, inspiring cultural pursuit.

Submitted by Jefferson Beavers, Development Director