Did you know that every month, the film fanatics at Fandor offer Sling TV watchers five hand-picked movies to watch, for free? That’s right: Docs to make you smarter, dramas that draw you in, comedies, cult favorites, and more are yours for the watching, for a limited time only. Every month, the free films refresh with new titles! Here’s what to watch from June 15 – July 15:
A Band Called Death
Before there was punk….there was Death! A family band like no other, they shredded in the age of Motown and disco, before the Sex Pistols or the Ramones played their first power chord. This fascinating doc tells their story. Get ready to throw some horns!
Directed by Xavier Dolan, the precocious director behind Adele’s striking Hello video, this heart-bursting, Pride-perfect drama set in the ‘90s is a powerful and frankly epic story of love and transformation that follows a couple through a tumultuous decade of one lover’s transition.
Speaking of Pride, XXY explores the “I” in LGBTQIA+ from the perspective of a young Argentinian girl. Navigating being born intersex as she teeters on the verge of her sexual awakening, Alex develops a complicated crush on a family friend as they vacation on the picturesque Uruguayan coast.
Based on the true story of the infamous Massachusetts “pregnancy pact” of 2008, but with an existential twist (it’s a French film, after all), the first film by sister filmmakers Delphine and Muriel Coulin explores a deeper side of the scandal and the motivations of its defiant creators, the titular teenagers.
Nixon “home movies”: They’re a thing! Shot on Super-8 by three starry-eyed aides (who had no idea their footage would one day be confiscated for investigation), forgotten for decades, and recut by the whip-smart and polymathic director Penny Lane (yes, that is her real name), this is Tricky Dick like you’ve never seen him before.
Fandor is available to all Sling TV subscribers as part of the Hollywood Extra add-on pack.