What the Film is A24?

A24 isn’t your average film distribution company. Founded in 2012 by the trio of Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges, all veterans of the film industry, A24 quickly carved a niche for itself with its unique brand of independent cinema. Their initial focus on distribution soon blossomed into production, offering a platform for bold and often unconventional films that resonated deeply with millennial audiences. Some films produced by A24 include The Lighthouse, Hereditary, Uncut gems, Midsommar, Moonlight. What makes this company stand out? It’s A24’s distinctive style, characterized by a blend of arthouse sensibilities and genre-bending storytelling, for sure. A24 has captured the imagination of a generation raised on a diverse media landscape, hungry for fresh and thought-provoking narratives.

About FFS: A24

So yeah, I watched my first A24 film back in 2014, Obvious Child at some art house cinema in NYC. [Insert mind-blown gif.] Then I saw Life After Beth. Followed by The Lobster. My life was forever changed by The Lobster. I mean, it blends satire with fantasy, spy mystery with dytopia, romance with what-the-film. And now, ten years later, movies are streaming in my living room thanks to a deal inked by A24 with HBO and max. My goal for this year is to watch as many films from the A24 library as possible, even giving the horror movies a chance. 

A24 Films

A24 has over 150 movies in its backlist, and so many more in the pipeline. Let’s get to watching these great films!

The Souvenir Part II (2021)

In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Joanna Hogg’s shimmering story of first love and a young woman’s formative years, The Souvenir Part II is a portrait of the artist that transcends the halting particulars of everyday life — a singular, alchemic mix of memoir and fantasy.

Saint Maud (2021)

The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.

Val (2021)

Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial actors has been documenting his life and craft through film. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster films like Top Gun & Batman. This raw and wildly original documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled look at what it means to be an artist.

Zola (2021)

Zola, a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani, who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.

False Positive (2021)

After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy and Adrian finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle’s gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own “birth story.” As if getting pregnant weren’t complicated enough.