Wes Anderson fights the streaming wars with a curated cinema club

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The Future. Renowned filmmaker Wes Anderson and his producing partners at Indian Paintbrush are launching a digital film club called Galerie. While it’s probably not built for mass scale, Galerie has the potential to become the hub for a renewed cultural appreciation for the art of movies… or at least a much cheaper alternative to collegiate film studies majors.

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Wes Anderson is out here, in between productions, making the coolest film club around.

  • Galerie will stream live screenings and curated film collections from creatives Mike Mills, Taylor Russell, Karyn Kusama, Ethan Hawke, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Gray, and Ed Lachman.
  • The $10/month service will also offer “original videos, considered writing, live screenings, and discussions with leading filmmakers” alongside the movies to deepen discussion.
  • Anderson himself will have “an exclusive space” to curate ongoing exhibitions — ambiguous what that may be, but we expect it to have exquisite symmetry.

Indian Paintbrush founder Steven Rales said Galerie is meant as a balm to the “media clutter overwhelming all of us.” That perfectly describes the vibe of niche, human-curated streamers like Shudder and The Criterion Channel, the return of premium physical media, and the fight to keep classic film channel TCM alive.

It’s the return of quality over quantity.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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