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Indie Film Release Guide: July 27th [An ONTD Original]

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New to theaters this week in wide release is the most recent addition to the Mission: Impossible series, Fallout (which has gotten killer reviews) and Teen Titans Go to the Movies. But if you've already seen those, or aren't interested in seeing them, there are a bunch of indie films opening this week, too.

Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: July 20th, July 13th, and July 6th.

As an aside, I just read that Bo Burnham's well-received Eighth Grade is going into wide release on August 3rd, which is great news for everyone who lives outside of the 10-15 cities that generally get limited release films.


Hot Summer Nights



Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen
Written and directed by: Elijah Bynum
Genre: Drama
Plot: An awkward teenager gets in over his head dealing drugs while falling for his business partner's enigmatic sister during one scorching summer in Cape Cod, Mass.
What you should know: This was filmed in 2015, and debuted at SXSW 2017.
Opens in: Select cities. Available VOD and on DirecTV.



Puzzle



Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, Austin Abrams, David Denman
Writer: Oren Moverman, Polly Mann, Natalia Smirnoff
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Genre: Drama
Plot: Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
What you should know: Based on the 2010 Argentine film Rompcabezas.
Opens in: NYC & LA


Good Manners



Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira
Written and directed by: Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Plot: Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny of her unborn child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night changes their plans.
What you should know: It’s in Portuguese.
Opens in: NYC


The Captain



Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher
Written and directed by: Robert Schwentke
Genre: Drama, History, War
Plot: In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.
What you should know: This is based on a true story, and it’s in German.
Opens in: NYC


Our House



Stars: Thomas Mann, Nicole Peltz, Xavier de Guzman, Percy Hynes White
Writer: Matt Osterman and Nathan Parker
Director: Anthony Scott Burns
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Plot: A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family's house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse.
What you should know: It’s a remake of the 2010 film Ghost From the Machine.
Opens in: Select cities. Available VOD (and on Amazon Prime).


Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood



Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
What you should know: Premiered at TIFF 2017.
Opens in: LA


14 Cameras



Stars: Amber Midthunder, Neville Archambault, Chelsea Edmundson, Brianne Moncrief
Writer: Victor Zarcoff
Director: Seth Fuller & Scott Hussion
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Plot: When a family of four rent a beautiful house for their summer vacation, the price seems too good to be true. Unbeknownst to them, the lascivious owner has set up a series of spy cams throughout the house, documenting their most intimate moments and live streaming them to the dark web.
What you should know: It’s a sequel to 13 Cameras.
Opens in: NYC & LA


The Row



Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mia Rose Frampton, Lala Kent, Dylan Sprayberry
Writer: Sarah Scougal
Director: Matty Beckerman
Genre: Thriller
Plot: A college freshman trying to get into a sorority discovers a dark secret about the house she's pledging for after a series of murders terrorize the campus.
What you should know: The tagline is “They’re dying to get in”. Too easy?
Opens in: Select cities, and available on demand


Killer Bees



Director: Ben Cummings & Orson Cummings
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Storyline: A championship high school basketball team provides pride, tradition and hope for an African American community struggling to survive in the middle of one of the wealthiest communities in America - The Hamptons.
What you should know: The film was produced by former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal
Opens in: NYC & LA


Also opening: The Road to Edmond (Trailer), The Bleeding Edge (Trailer)


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What movies are you planning to see this weekend? Seen anything good lately?
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