Full Length Feature film premieres for free on YouTube – itsReal

(AP) — Is there room among the pratfalls and bedroom tirades of YouTube for an experimental, full-length film?

Ling Li in “The Princess of Nebraska,” a film directed by Wayne Wang and debuting on YouTube.

Ling Li in “The Princess of Nebraska,” a film directed by Wayne Wang and debuting on YouTube.

On Friday, the director Wayne Wang premieres his movie “The Princess of Nebraska” on the video sharing site. It will be available to watch for free at the YouTube Screening Room, a recently launched channel for movies.

Wang, who has made both studio films (1993’s “The Joy Luck Club”) and indies (1995’s “Smoke”), is one of the most notable filmmakers to try giving away a film for free online. While it has become standard practice in music for albums to stream for free, movies are generally only available for free illegally.

Last month, Michael Moore released his documentary “Slacker Uprising” for free to stream or download. Coupled with Wang’s YouTube release, it’s starting to feel like feature-length filmmakers are wading deeper into the Internet.

Feature film premieres for free on YouTube – CNN.com

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