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From left, Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe and Margo Martindale in “Blow the Man Down.”

While theaters close and studios scramble to cancel, delay or otherwise find alternative release strategies for their 400-pound gorillas, there are perfectly smart, entertaining, handsomely produced films that were heading to streaming anyway. Case in point: “Blow the Man Down,” a clever slice of regional noir that carries a gale-force punch beneath its modest, soft-spoken trappings.

In the seaside village of Easter Cove, Maine, sisters Priscilla (Sophie Lowe) and Mary Beth Connolly (“Homeland’s” Morgan Saylor) have just buried their beloved mother. While the dutiful Priscilla intends to maintain the family seafood shop and live in the house where she grew up, Mary Beth has no intention of staying; she’s lighting out for more promising climes, after she stops by one last time at the local watering hole.

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