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Indie Film Release Guide: April 10th [An ONTD Original]

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We're fast approaching another weekend without movie theaters, but thankfully there are still new indie releases to peruse, and older indie releases to stream on a number of services both free and paid. In streaming news: if you weren't already aware, Epix is currently free of charge, and HBO is offering several of its films and series free for a limited time. If you have a recommendation for a future post, feel free to message me or lmk in the comments!

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 that may have already come to VOD: April 3rd, March 27th, and March 20th.

Sea Fever



Stars: Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott, Olwen Fouéré
Writer/Director: Neasa Hardiman
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Plot: The crew of a West of Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply.
What you should know: Director Neasa Hardiman has directed a lot of television, including episodes of Happy Valley and Jessica Jones.
Streams on: New release, available VOD



We Summon The Darkness



Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Johnny Knoxville, Keaan Johnson, Logan Miller
Writer: Alan Trezza
Director: Marc Meyers
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Plot: Three best friends cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home to party.
What you should know: Director Marc Meyers had another feature, Human Capital, released last month.
Streams on: New release, available VOD


Stray Dolls



Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Cynthia Nixon, Robert Aramayo, Geetanjali Thapa
Writer: Charlotte Rabate, Sonejuhi Sinha
Director: Sonejuhi Sinha
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Plot: One petty crime spirals into the next.
What you should know: This is director Sonejuhi Sinha’s first feature film. She made her short film debut at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Streams on: New release, available VOD


Mother (2009)



Stars: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Yoon Je-moon
Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Park Eun-Kyo
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Plot: A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.
What you should know: This is just one of several Bong Joon-ho films now available to stream on Hulu - others include Barking Dogs Never Bite, The Host, and 2020 Best Picture winner Parasite.
Streams on: Hulu


Same Boat



Stars: Chris Roberti, Tony Glanz, David Bly, David Carl
Writer: Josh Itzkowitz, Mark Leidner, Chris Roberti
Director: Chris Roberti
Genre: Comedy
Plot: A time traveling assassin inadvertently falls in love with his target aboard a cruise ship.
What you should know: Director Chris Roberti has previously appeared on HBO’s High Maintenance.
Streams on: New release, available VOD


Lady Macbeth (2016)



Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie
Writer: Alice Birch
Director: William Oldroyd
Genre: Drama, Romance
Plot: In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
What you should know: Based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov.
Streams on: Hulu, Kanopy, and Epix


Little Joe (2019)



Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor
Writer: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner
Director: Jessica Hausner
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Plot: Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after him but soon starts fearing it.
Streams on: Hulu


Les Misérables (2019)



Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica
Writer: Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Menenti
Director: Ladj Ly
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Plot: A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.
What you should know: It’s in French, and was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars.
Streams on: Amazon Prime


Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)



Director: Stanley Nelson
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Storyline: Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music.
What you should know: It was a nominee at the 2020 Grammy Awards for Best Music Film.
Streams on: Netflix


Miss Stevens (2016)



Stars: Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal
Writer: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz
Director: Julia Hart
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: A heart-broken teacher chaperones a group of high schoolers to a state drama competition.
What you should know: Director Julia Hart also directed 2018’s Fast Color, currently streaming on Epix, and this year’s adaptation of Stargirl, streaming on Disney+.
Streams on: Kanopy


New Digital Releases

Trolls World Tour (Trailer)
The Last Full Measure (Trailer)
Ip Man 4: The Finale (Trailer)
Like a Boss (Trailer)



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What have you been watching lately? Planning on checking out anything soon?
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