Paul Thomas Anderson's new documentary Junun is now available on MUBI, the specialty streaming service that handpicks 30 movies at a time for its users. It's a subscription service just like Netflix and Hulu, so you'll have to add another bill to your collection to see Anderson's film. (At $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year, it's a little cheaper than those services.) Because MUBI swaps out one of its selections for a new movie every day, you'll have 30 days to watch Junun before it leaves the service.
For his follow-up to last year's stoner dream Inherent Vice, Anderson travelled to India with frequent collaborator and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood as he sought to make an album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. (Greenwood has scored Anderson's last three feature films.) Junun chronicles the making of that album, which also features Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Indian orchestra The Rajasthan Express. The album of the same name is being released on November 13th through Nonesuch Records; you can hear a single from it, "Roked," in the clip above.
MUBI isn't producing its own content yet, but it might someday
Acquiring the exclusive rights to Junun gave MUBI its highest-profile new film to date, and it's arriving on the service fresh from its first screening at the New York Film Festival yesterday. The service isn't producing its own content yet — in an interview with The Verge last week, CEO Efe Cakarel expressed interest but noted the company lacks resources and expertise. In the meantime, properties like Junun should help to drive new subscriptions from film buffs who can't stomach the thought of missing a new PTA movie.