FilmStruck Forum: Please Sign the Petition to #SaveFilmStruck

“Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking”
- The Tin Man

Well, what can I say? I know in the scheme of things, there are much worse things in life, but I have to say that my heart sunk when I found out that FilmStruck was shutting down. Honestly, at first I thought it was some cruel joke. But, unfortunately, it was not.

For me, FilmStruck was a safe haven of quality content curated by trusted ‘friends’ who understood the classic film community. It was a place I could retreat to after a hard day’s work or whenever I needed a lift, or when I simply wanted to kick back and watch a bonafide, time-tested, good movie. Whether I wanted to revel in an old favorite film of mine, or explore something I’d never seen before, there was no guesswork involved… I knew I was going to have a good viewing experience…

filmstruck shutting downTHANK YOU to FilmStruck for their labor of love

Rather than speculate here about why ATT/Warner would choose to shut down this service (although I suspect we all know why $$$), I will instead do three things:

1) First and foremost, I want to thank EVERYONE at FilmStruck for bringing this wonderful service to us. Although short-lived, it was awesome! It’s such a special product (for lack of a better term); something the classic movie community yearned for… a place where we could indulge our passion anytime and anywhere…

2) I’ve added some articles below that talk more about FilmStruck’s history, and why it was shut down.

3) And, now, here is a link to a PETITION to #SaveFilmStruck at Change.org. As of this writing, they have 45,000 signatures!  Kevin Bahr, the creator of the petition, sums up FilmStruck eloquently:

“FilmStruck is not just a niche market, it is a massive archive dedicated to keeping art of the past alive, much in the way a museum keeps artists from centuries ago alive. It deserves to live, not only to provide an outlet for film lovers of the past but also to create new fans through the next several generations, and perhaps open some more eyes along the way.”

filmstruck petitionIf you love classic or art-house films, please sign the petition

If you want to read more:

I know it may seem like a lost cause at this point, but as Jefferson Smith said “you fight harder for the lost causes than for any others”… 

Thanks for listening :)

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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One Response to FilmStruck Forum: Please Sign the Petition to #SaveFilmStruck

  1. Shaun Berkey says:

    Please keep this going

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