Focus Features to Release ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ On-Demand

As coronavirus continues to impact our country, another studio has decided to release a delayed film on On-Demand. Focus Features, owned by NBCUniversal, will release Never Rarely Sometimes Always next Friday, April 3rd. Winning a Special Jury Award at Sundance, the film takes a realistic and poignant look at abortion in America and the very human consequences that come from severe regulation. The film is described by the studio as follows:

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery, and compassion.

Studios seem to be releasing their content via on-demand services more and more. Focus Features just released Emma last week along with Universal’s The Hunt and The Invisible Man.

The award-winning film can be rented on on-demand services for 19.99 and watched for up to a 48 hour period. This might seem pricey but for a new movie, however, when you consider the price of two movie tickets, this seems to be the better deal.


A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.


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