Independent film distribution is a rough game. Even though some of the best films of the year will only get limited releases, there are some areas that will have no chance of seeing them because it would be too expensive to host screenings in areas where there isn't a guarantee of attendance. Fortunately a new system has been created to get around the broken system: Tugg. The system gives audiences the opportunity to request screenings in their local area of specific films and if they can get enough people to RSVP before the deadline, then the movie will come to your area. It's an incredibly clever idea that could very well make a major impact on how film distribution is done and now two of the most buzzed about films out of SXSW are taking full advantage of it.
A press release has been sent out announcing that The FP, the dystopian comedy from directors Brandon and Jason Trost, as well as the Sean Byrne's Australian horror film The Loved Ones will be made available through Tugg so that you can have access to screenings in your area. The collective action web platform has made deals with multiple theater chains across the country, including Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, AMC Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Goodrich Quality Cinemas, Rave Cinemas, and Regal Cinemas, to help ensure that anyone in the United States will be able to see smaller films in their area.
To learn more about how to bring these films and more to your local theater, head over to the official Tugg website.
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