Combat Monday melancholy with some free movie streaming. Beginning today (April 6), Focus Features is launching “Movie Mondays” on its Facebook page. You can catch a movie from the studio’s vault for free at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST every Monday this April.
All four of this month’s livestreams will include exclusive Q&A sessions with the movie’s filmmakers and a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The program originated in 2017 to honor the studio’s 15th anniversary, showing films such as Pride & Prejudice and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Read on for this month’s movie lineup.
Gosford Park (2001): April 6
This period drama from filmmaker Robert Altman and Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes explores the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants during an English dinner party-turned-murder mystery. The Oscar-nominated film features an all-star cast including Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, and Clive Owen. Fellowes will also participate in a Q&A during the livestream—find more info here.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012): April 13
Enter the world of Wes Anderson as he follows a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town in search of adventure. The cast of characters who endeavor to find them includes Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton. Anderson will also be on hand to answer questions during the watch party. Find more info here.
Mallrats (1995): April 20
Escape to the nostalgic days of mall-surfing with your childhood friends in this ’90s Kevin Smith comedy. The writer/director will be on hand to answer questions about the film, which stars Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Shannen Doherty. Find more info here.
My Summer of Love (2004): April 27
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) helms this romantic drama, which stars Emily Blunt as Tamsin and Natalie Press as Mona—two women from different worlds who fall in love in the Yorkshire countryside. Find more info here.