A Quiet Place. Blockers. Chappadickquidickquick.
We've all seen promo for the wide releases coming out this weekend. But what are some of the smaller releases coming to an indie theater near you*?
*Okay, not necessarily near you, because I don't know where you are. I am in the US. Check your local art house theater listings.
Lean On Pete
Stars: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chlöe Sevigny
Director: Andrew Haigh
Plot: From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.
What you Should Know: It's from A24.
Stars: Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp
Director: Simon Kaijser
Genre: Drama, mystery, thriller
Plot: A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing.
What You Should Know: The trailer might remind you of Memento, and stars the same guy as Memento, but it's not Memento.
Where is Kyra?
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzanne Shepherd, Sam Robards
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Plot: In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.
What You Should Know: Direct from the IMDB trivia page - Michelle usually plays blondes, but goes brunette for this film!
Stars: Pandas, Kristen Bell (voiceover), Wen Lei Bi
Director: David Douglas, Drew Fellman
Plot: In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.
What You Should Know: Sadly, this is only available in IMAX theaters.
You Were Never Really Here
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Genre: Thriller, suspense
Plot: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
What You Should Know: From Amazon Studios. Winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2017. Wide release April 20th. There's more characters in the cast list credited as "Dead Girl" than you might think.
Stars: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Genre: Sci-fi, horror, thriller
Plot: Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.
What You Should Know: Nominated for Best U.S. Narrative Feature at Tribeca 2017.
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The graphic/title/general concept of this post is a WIP, all suggestions welcome. Are any of these films enticing you, ONTD?