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

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After a rather anemic list of new releases for the holiday weekend, this week features an abundance of new content. And as a bonus, the biggest of the releases are available via streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, so they’re easily accessible. Many of the others are available via virtual cinemas, which help to support your local theaters in this seemingly endless period without theatergoing (in the US, anyway!).

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: July 3rd, June 26th, and June 19th.

The Old Guard

Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari
Writer: Greg Rucka
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Plot: A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.
What you should know: Based on the 5-part graphic novel from Image Comics, written by Greg Rucka, with art by Leandro Fernández.
Where to stream: Netflix

Palm Springs

Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner
Writer: Andy Siara, Max Barbakow
Director: Max Barbakow
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Plot: When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
What you should know: Sold for a record amount to Neon and Hulu at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Where to stream: Hulu

First Cow

Stars: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois, Toby Jones
Writer: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Genre: Drama
Plot: A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Jonathan Raymond.
Where to stream: Available VOD


Stars: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Michael Benz, Tom Brittney
Writer: Tom Hanks
Director: Aaron Schneider
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Plot: Early in World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks.
What you should know: Based on the novel by C.S. Forester.
Where to stream: Apple TV+


Stars: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote, Jeremy Stanford
Writer: Natalie Erika James, Christian White
Director: Natalie Erika James
Genre: Drama, Horror
Plot: A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
What you should know: Filmed in Melbourne, Australia.
Where to stream: Select theaters and available VOD

We Are Little Zombies

Stars: Keita Ninomiya, Mondo Okumura, Satoshi Mizuno, Sena Nakajima
Writer/Director: Makoto Nagahisa
Genre: Drama, Music
Plot: When four young orphans first meet, none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world.
What you should know: It’s in Japanese.
Where to stream: Select theaters and virtual cinemas

Guest of Honor

Stars: David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland
Writer/Director: Atom Egoyan
Genre: Drama
Plot: Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.
What you should know: Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF 2019.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

The Beach House

Stars: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Maryanne Nagel
Writer/Director: Jeffrey A. Brown
Genre: Horror
Plot: A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.
What you should know: The film was shot in Cape Cod during the off-season.
Where to stream: Shudder

The Tobacconist

Stars: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova
Writer: Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner
Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Genre: Drama, History, War
Plot: A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
What you should know: Based on a novel by Robert Seethaler, the film is in German and Czech.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

Widow of Silence

Stars: Shilpi Marwaha, Ajay Chourey, Bilal Ahmad, Zaba Banoo
Writer/Director: Praveen Morchhale
Genre: Drama
Plot: In a conflict ridden Kashmir, a Muslim half-widow finds herself, her 11 year old daughter and ill mother-in-law in a crisis when she attempts to get her missing husband's death certificate.
What you should know: It’s in Urdu.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

Other new releases:

Tito (Trailer)
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Trailer)
Olympia (Trailer)
Never Too Late (Trailer)

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD?
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