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Indie Film Release Guide: June 5th [An ONTD Original]

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After the longest spring on record, it's finally June, and while there has been a lot of talk about reopening movie theaters next month, global cases of coronavirus are on the rise. Thankfully, technology continues to provide us ways to watch films from home, where the popcorn isn't as good but the seating is way more comfy.

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: May 29th, May 22nd, and May 15th.


Shirley



Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman
Writer: Sarah Gubbins
Director: Josephine Decker
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Plot: A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas and VOD



Yourself and Yours



Stars: Kim Ju-hyuk, Lee Yoo-Young, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yoo Joon-Sang
Writer/Director: Hong Sang-Soo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: Painter Young-soo hears secondhand that his girlfriend, Min-jung, has recently had (many) drinks with an unknown man. This leads to a quarrel that seems to end their relationship. The next day, Young-soo sets out in search of Min-jung, while she—or a woman who looks exactly like her and may or may not be her twin—has a series of encounters with strange men, some of whom claim to have met her before . . .
What you should know: It’s in Korean, and is based on Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas


Judy & Punch



Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Tom Budge
Writer/Director: Mirrah Foulkes
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Plot: In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering, but Punch’s driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
What you should know: Nominated for nine AACTA awards in 2019, winning two - one for Best Lead Actor, and one for Best Original Music Score.
Where to stream: VOD


Feral



Stars: Annapurna Sriram, David Alicandri, Bryan Amato, Harald Beran
Writer: Priscilla Kavanaugh, Jason Mendez, Andrew Wonder
Director: Andrew Wonder
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Plot: A homeless woman living in the tunnels below New York City survives on her own terms in the days leading up to a blizzard.
What you should know: This is the director’s first feature length narrative film.
Where to stream: VOD


Dreamland



Stars: Juliette Lewis, Stephen McHattie, Henry Rollins, Tómas Lemarquis
Writer: Tony Burgess, Patrick Whistler
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Plot: On the night of the strangest wedding in cinema history, a grotesque gang boss hires a stone cold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend.
What you should know: Stephen McHattie plays two roles.
Where to stream: VOD


Parkland Rising



Director: Cheryl Horner
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Follow the high school's students and families who became fierce leaders of a national movement for gun reform following the shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
What you should know: Director Cheryl Horner directed several episodes of the MTV series True Life.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas


2040



Director: Damon Gameau
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.
What you should know: Director Damon Gameau may be better known as an Australian actor.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas


Tommaso



Stars: Cristina Chiriac, Willem Dafoe, Anna Ferrara, Stella Mastrantonio
Writer/Director: Abel Ferrara
Genre: Drama
Plot: The story of an American artist living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Dee Dee.
What you should know: Director Ferrara directed 2014’s Pasolini, which also starred Willem Dafoe and was finally released last year.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas


Coriolanus NT Live



Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain
Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Tim Van Someren
Genre: Drama, History, War
Plot: Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.
What you should know: This National Theatre Live adaptation of Coriolanus was originally filmed in 2014.
Where to stream: National Theatre’s YT page, available for one week only.


Eve’s Bayou (1997)



Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield
Writer/Director: Kasi Lemmons
Genre: Drama
Plot: After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
What you should know: The film won Best First Feature at the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards.
Where to stream: HBOMax



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