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UPDATED (9/24/10).
Independent film fans in Comcast markets rejoice. Comcast On Demand announced Thursday that they will deliver more independent film content. To help launch the expanded service, filmmaker Edward Burns will offer exclusive access to content from his upcoming film NICE GUY JOHNNY (distributed On Demand October 26, 2010 by FilmBuff).
Comcast announced that it will bring more independent film content to its customers through the creation of the Indie Film Club via its On Demand service. The new On Demand offering, which builds on a similar online initiative Comcast launched earlier this year, is available to Comcast digital video customers. The dedicated On Demand folder will include indie films, exclusive material, movie trailers, guest editors’ picks, extras, interviews and other special content.

“Comcast is thrilled to extend the reach of independent movies into living rooms across the country, providing more exposure for these films, which have a passionate following,” said Diana Kerekes, Vice President of Entertainment Services for Comcast. “It’s all part of giving our customers more choice, value and a sense of excitement and closeness to indie filmmakers. With the popularity of indie films, we’re proud to be working with leaders in this field, like Edward Burns, Tribeca Film, SnagFilms and others, to make that happen.”
Through the Indie Film Club, on October 26th, Comcast will debut Edward Burns’ latest film and romantic comedy, NICE GUY JOHNNY, including an exclusive interview with Burns, behind-the-scenes content, along with a live online chat with Burns. Comcast will also feature Burns as a guest editor On Demand with Edward’s “Picks and Flicks,” which will include his beloved first two features THE BROTHER MCMULLLEN and SHE'S THE ONE, as well as his top recommendations for independent films.
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3D Printing Comes Alive in PRINT THE LEGENDSeptember 29, 2014

3D Printing Comes Alive in PRINT THE LEGEND

Bre Pettis, Makerbot / PRINT THE LEGEND. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies and TV Series on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: PRINT THE LEGEND (Netflix).


Produced by members of the award-winning documentary team that brought you FREAKONOMICS, KING OF KONG, MAKE BELIEVE and 2012 Oscar winner UNDEFEATED ... PRINT THE LEGEND is an original Netflix film -- part of their recent documentary strategy to go beyond the "TV series" -- showing the world a behind-the-scenes look at yet another revolution (THE SQUARE gave them an Emmy and their first Oscar nomination) ... This time it's technological.


Max Lobovsky of Formlabs / PRINT THE LEGEND. Photo courtesy of Netflix

They wanted to capture the next Woz, Jobs, Apple moment. Was it augmented reality? Nope. The IoT? Not quite. 3D Printing? You bet. The industrial technology had been around for decades, and now they were taking it to your desktop, and into the browser, for a fraction of the price. This was history. The movie had to be made.

They passionately pursue their American dreams, they desperately want to change the world. The race is to the finish, and this cast of colorful characters is determined to bring you everything from that infamous printable burrito to customizable kidneys. We see them grow up, act out, sell out, move on. Yet ultimately, many will make the greatest sacrifice of all -- beyond the crazy billable hours and coding marathons -- losing their moral compass, even their belief system ... Their heart.

In the spirit of INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, the film follows the lives of personal 3D printing CEOs Mak-erbot's Bre Pettis (market evangelist, DIY guru) and Formlab's Max Lobovsky (MIT competitor and Kick-starter sensation) as they forge forward to create that next historic PC movement, encroaching on the industry's powerful players with their disruptive, controversial consumer technology.


Formlabs / PRINT THE LEGEND. Photo courtesy of Netflix

 In retaliation, 3D Systems sues Formlabs, launching a litigation litany to protect their 30 years of intellec-tual property and patents. But Stratasys takes another classic approach, turning from foe to friend, merging in the end. Ultimately, Cory Wilson, the notorious Texas anarchist and maker of the Liberator (first 3D printable gun) upstages everyone, creating an international uproar, leaving the industry and Congress to ponder the social and constitutional implications of their prolific printing products.

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