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While listening to NPR over the weekend, I learned that one of my favorite movies from Sundance 2018, “Come Sunday,” is now streaming on Netflix.
Quick side-note before I get into what I want to talk about today: Am I alone in resenting the fact that I had to learn this piece of information from NPR? At the festival, it was already known that “Come Sunday” was a Netflix movie, but I didn’t hear any dates mentioned. Now, only a few months later, the film has already been released, with not much fanfare.
I am disgruntled that in today’s film landscape, with so many great movies appearing on streaming platforms, often skipping theaters altogether, many of them can often fall through the cracks. I won’t see any “Come Sunday” posters hanging on the wall at my local megaplex. I probably won’t see or hear any ads for it.
If a movie is released but nobody knows about it, is it really released at all?
Anyway. I can’t stay mad at Netflix that long, because they funded “Come Sunday!” And now it’s available to watch!
So I want to talk about it.