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Amazon Coming to Theaters, Hollywood Discusses Underseen Films, Hitchcock’s Holocaust Doc, and More

Written by on January 19, 2015 

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Amazon has announced it will produce and distribute around 12 movies a year under the guidance of Ted Hope. They will be released in theaters, following an Amazon Prime Instant Video debut four-to-eight weeks later.

Watch Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, and more discuss their favorite underseen films:

Listen to Marc Maron‘s interview with Jason Schwartzman.

At Newsweek, Abigail Jones on why Alfred Hitchcock’s film on the Holocaust was never shown:

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey is Hitchcock’s only known documentary feature. Though his tenure on the film lasted just one month, he made lasting contributions, helping to outline the story and emphasizing the importance of showing just how close the concentration camps were to picturesque villages where German civilians lived during the war. He wanted the film to be as believable and irrefutable as possible to ensure that the massacre of 11 million people, including 6 million Jews, would never be forgotten.

Watch Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi‘s hilarious Kickstarter video to help bring What We Do in the Shadows to theaters nationwide:

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