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Indie Film Release Guide: July 19th [An ONTD Original]

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I don’t know if you guys had heard, but Disney’s The Lion King remake comes out this weekend. Apparently, the indie studios were well aware, because this week’s releases are rather... low profile. I’m gonna list some movies below, as always, but I’d recommend looking for the releases from the past few weeks - The Farewell (expands nationwide 8/2), The Art of Self Defense, or Midsommar.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. 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 12th, July 5th, and June 28th.


Stars: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne
Writer: Roddy Doyle
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Genre: Drama
Plot: An exploration of the Irish housing crisis during an intense 36-hour period in the lives of the members of a Dublin family who find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their rented home.
What you should know: Premiered at TIFF 2018.
Opens in: Select cities


Stars: Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt, Lilli Lorenz
Writer/Director: Tilman Singer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Plot: A demonic entity follows a young female cabdriver into a run-down police station.
What you should know: It’s in German and Spanish.
Opens in: Select cities

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Director: A.J. Eaton
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Reflects on David Crosby's life of music stardom, while forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 in this deeply personal documentary.
What you should know: Crosby is a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Opens in: Select cities

Into the Ashes

Stars: Frank Grillo, Luke Grimes, Marguerite Moreau, James Badge Dale
Writer/Director: Aaron Harvey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Plot: With an honest job and a loving wife, Nick Brenner believed he had safely escaped his violent, criminal history. But his old crew hasn't forgotten about him or the money he stole, and when they take what Nick now values the most - his wife - he has nothing left to lose.
What you should know: The working title of the film was Low Country.
Opens in: Select cities and available VOD

At War (En Guerre)

Stars: Vincent Lindon, Melanie Rover, Jacques Borderie, David Rey
Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Oliver Gorce
Director: Stéphane Brizé
Genre: Drama
Plot: Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.
What you should know: It’s in French.
Opens in: Select cities

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Stars: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea
Writer/Director: Radu Jude
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: A young artist is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front.
What you should know: It’s in Romanian.
Opens in: Select cities

A Faithful Man

Stars: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp, Joseph Engel
Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Louis Garrel
Director: Louis Garrel
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Plot: A couple's relationship becomes complicated when she leaves him for his best friend, and returns after he dies.
What you should know: It’s in French.
Opens in: Select cities


Stars: Tom Berenger, Ned Dennehy, Fionnula Flanagan, Louis Gossett, Jr.
Writer: Andy Briggs, Roger Drew, Ed Dyson, John Niven
Director: Steve Barron
Genre: Comedy
Plot: Four aging superheroes in a retirement home in Ireland come together for one last hurrah.
What you should know: Star Fionnula Flanagan was just nominated for her second Tony award for playing Aunt Maggie in the Tony-winning play The Ferryman.
Opens in: Select cities, and available VOD

Purge of Kingdoms: The Unauthorized Game of Thrones Parody

Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Lou Ferrigno, Armando Gutierrez, Anna Hutchinson
Writer: J.J. McDowell, Damián Romay
Director: Ara Paiaya
Genre: Comedy
Plot: Nobles from the Eight Kingdoms make their way to Kings Shire for “Purge Fest 3000” with hopes of ending the violence between them, while the Fat King is putting his evil plan into place to destroy them. Behind his back, members of the Fat King's own family are plotting to overthrow him. As the celebration begin, the backstabbing continues and the body count rises.
What you should know: According to IMDB, this had an estimated budget of $10 million dollars, making me question every fact I’ve ever quoted from IMDB.
Opens in: Select cities, and available VOD.

Bottom of the 9th

Stars: Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Denis O’Hare, Burt Young
Writer: Robert Bruzio
Director: Raymond de Felitta
Genre: Drama
Plot: After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood.
What you should know: Vergara and Manganiello are married, and Manganiello and O’Hare worked together on True Blood.
Opens in: Select cities

Also opening: Shadows of Sofia (Trailer), Ring Ring (Trailer), The Price for Silence (Trailer), Lookin Up (Trailer), She’s Just a Shadow (Trailer), Chain of Death (Trailer)

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Seeing anything this weekend?
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