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

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In the second week of Indie Film Release Guide: Quarantine Edition, we have several direct-to-digital new releases available for purchase on the platform of your choice, as well as a few more picks available on typical streaming services. I’d also recommend checking your local indie theater’s websites to see if any of them are hosting virtual screenings - for example, theaters across the country are virtually screening Bacurau, with payment for the view supporting your local theater.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies may have been released to streaming: March 20th, March 13th, and March 6th.


Banana Split



Stars: Hannah Marks, Liana Liberto, Dylan Sprouse, Luke Spencer Roberts
Writer: Hannah Marks, Joey Power
Director: Benjamin Kasulke
Genre: Comedy
Plot: Over the course of a summer, two teenage girls develop the perfect kindred spirit friendship, with one big problem: one of them is dating the other's ex.
What you should know: The film, completed in 2018, was on the festival circuit last year.
Streams on: New release, available VOD



Vivarium



Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Molly McCann, Jonathan Aris
Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley
Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Plot: A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.
What you should know: The writers previous collaborated on the 2016 film Without Name.
Streams on: New release, available VOD


Resistance



Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy
Writer/Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Plot: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
What you should know: This is the director’s first film since 2016’s Hands of Stone, which also starred Edgar Ramírez.
Streams on: New release, available VOD


Blow The Man Down



Stars: Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb, Margo Martindale
Writer/Director: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Plot: Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
What you should know: Nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Streams on: New release, streaming on Amazon Prime


Crip Camp



Director: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.
What you should know: The film won the Audience Award for Documentaries at Sundance 2020.
Streams on: New release, streaming on Netflix


Oh Lucy! (2017)



Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho
Writer: Atsuko Hirayanagi, Boris Fruman
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.
What you should know: It’s in Japanese and English.
Streams on: Hulu


Curtiz



Stars: Ferenc Lengyel, Nikolett Barabas, Evelin Dobos, Declan Hannigan
Writer: Tamas Yvan Topolanszky, Zsuzsanna Bak, Ward Perry
Director: Tamas Yvan Topolanszky
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Plot: As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942.
What you should know: This is the director’s first feature narrative film.
Streams on: New to Netflix


Support The Girls (2018)



Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham
Writer/Director: Andrew Bujalski
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.
What you should know: Regina Hall was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for her role in the film after a long festival circuit.
Streams on: Hulu


The Platform



Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale
Writer: David Desola, Pedro Rivero
Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Plot: A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Pit.
What you should know: It’s in Spanish
Streams on: New release, streaming on Netflix


The Love Witch (2016)



Stars: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Writer/Director: Anna Biller
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Plot: A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.
What you should know: Much of the set decorations and costumes were handmade by the writer/director.
Streams on: Kanopy, Vudu, Amazon Prime


Recent Digital Releases:

Birds of Prey (Trailer)

Jumanji: The Next Level (Trailer)

Just Mercy (Trailer)

Knives Out (Trailer)

Clemency (Trailer)



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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Anything on deck for this weekend?
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