Bring Cinema to your Home – picks for June

Welcome to Storyhouse’s latest round-up of films that you can watch from the comfort of your home. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to your local independent cinema, but until then…


How can I get a cinema experience at home?

Aside from the more well-known platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, we’ve teamed up with some alternative platforms to help you watch the latest releases as well as independent and world cinema:

We’ve teamed up with online cinema platform Mubi to give you a free 90 day trial period so you can continue to enjoy cult, classic, independent and world cinema. They add a new film every day! Sign up to watch for free using the website or app, on any device. Head here to get started with Mubi.

Reminder: If you signed up for the three month free subscription for Mubi in March the offer will end in July and you will be charged for the subscription service going forward unless you choose to cancel. The three month offer is still currently open for anyone signing up for the first time.

Curzon Home Cinema
You can get 15% off all brand new releases on Curzon Home Cinema during June using the code CHCJUN. These can be found in the (Not) In Cinemas Now section. Head here to get started with Curzon Home Cinema.

New to streaming

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

One of the more joyous films of 2020 so far The Personal History of David Copperfield is funny, compassionate, and optimistic. Dev Patel gives an incredible performance as the titular hero leading a starry cast including Hugh Laurie as the sweet-natured Mr Dick, and Tilda Swinton as the formidable aunt.

The Personal History of David Copperfield is available on pay to view platforms including BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, and Amazon.

On Friday 19 June at 8.30pm Curzon Home Cinema will be presenting a live Q&A with director Armando Iannucci on their You Tube Channel. Head here to watch for free

Dark Waters

A corporate lawyer turns whistleblower in this court-room thriller directed by Todd Haynes. A former corporate defence attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) switches sides to take on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company when a small-scale farmer alerts Billot to a case of probable water poisoning. Based on a true story.

Dark Waters is available on pay to view platforms from Monday 22 June including Amazon.

Edinburgh International Film Festival At Home

The Edinburgh International Film Festival usually takes place in June but as with many festivals across the world has had to cancel this year’s edition. However, they have announced plans to present a few of the films from the line up online – so you can get the Edinburgh experience without leaving your sofa. EDFILMFEST AT HOME will run from June 24 to July 5. It will be hosted by Curzon Home Cinema. Films can be rented from £9.99.  A Highlight from the selection is Thomas Clay’s 1657 Shropshire-set Fanny Lye Deliver’d, starring Maxine Peake and Charles Dance.

Films For Father’s Day

As it’s Father’s Day on Sunday June 21st we thought we’d celebrate a few of our favourite dads in films.

To Kill A Mockingbird

If you are looking for a classic choice this Father’s Day then look no further than To Kill A Mockingbird. Gregory Peck is magnificent as Atticus Finch – the lawyer defending a black man in the American South during the 1930s, in this heart churning adaptation of Harper Lee’s child-eye-view novel.

To Kill A Mockingbird is available on Amazon Prime subscription.

Toni Erdmann

The breakout hit from the Cannes film Festival back in 2016 – this German tragi-comedy is continually surprising, hilarious, exasperating and in the end bizarrely touching. Winfried is a lonely man, estranged from his high-flying daughter Ines. In an attempt to make things up  and re-kindle some closeness he decides to surprise her with a visit – but this isn’t the only surprise as he engages in an ever escalating series as pranks that threaten to upend Ines’s life of hard work and order, including appearing at meetings as his alter-ego ‘Toni Erdmann’.

Toni Erdmann can be rented on BFI Player.

Finding Nemo

Pixar at its’ finest. When Nemo is captured and taken to a tank in a dentist’s waiting room it’s up to Marlin his father to find him and bring him back home.

Finding Nemo is available to rent on Amazon.