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Indie Film Release Guide: August 14th [An ONTD Original]

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The summer without blockbusters is beginning wind down, and it's yet another week without any big studio releases.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. All films listed will be available at their respective sources on Friday unless otherwise noted. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: August 7th, July 31st, and July 24th.


Stars: Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, David Arquette
Writer: Gene McHugh and Eugene Kotlyarenko
Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Plot: Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.
What you should know: Nominated for the NEXT Innovator Award at Sundance 2020.
Where to stream: Available VOD


Stars: Chelsea Peretti, Susan Kent, Amy Groening, Charlie Doyle
Writer: Jennifer Deyell
Director: Andrea Dorfman
Genre: Comedy
Plot: After her partner breaks up with her on her 39th birthday, Gaby tackles her fears of loneliness as well as preconceptions of what it means for a woman to be single.
What you should know: Director Andrea Dorfman last directed Heartbeat in 2014.
Where to stream: Available now on VOD (missed this one last week!!)

Boys State

Director: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Genre: Documentary
Plot: A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
What you should know: Won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2020.
Where to stream: Apple+ TV


Stars: Gabrielle Union, Yara Shahidi, Miles Robbins, Dwayne Wade
Writer: Cory Edwards, John Paul Murphy
Director: Cory Edwards
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Plot: A teen gamer is forced to level up to full-time babysitter when his favorite video game drops three superpowered infants from space into his backyard.
What you should know: From the studio that brought us Gnome Alone, 3QU Media.
Where to stream: Netflix


Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, Albrecht Zander
Writer: Oleg Malovichko, Andrei Zolotarev
Director: Egor Abramenko
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Plot: The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn't returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature.
What you should know: It’s in Russian
Where to stream: Available VOD

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Director: Reiner Holzemer
Genre: Documentary
Plot: One of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time, Martin Margiela has remained an elusive figure the entirety of his decades-long career. From Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermès to leading his own House, Margiela never showed his face publicly and avoided interviews, but reinvented fashion with his radical style through forty-one provocative collections. Now, for the first time, the “Banksy of fashion” reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate profile of his vision.
What you should know: Director Reiner Holzemer has previously directed many other documentaries.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

The Bay of Silence

Stars: Claes Bang, Olga Kurylenko, Brian Cox, Assaad Bouab
Writer: Caroline Goodall
Director: Paula van der Oest
Genre: Thriller
Plot: Will believes his wife Rosalind is innocent of their son's suspected murder, only to discover the devastating truth behind her past links her to another unsolved crime.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Lisa St Aubin de Terán.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas


Director: Hillary Bachelder
Genre: Documentary
Plot: In the heart of the American Midwest, three women take on entrenched political systems in their fight to reshape local politics on their own terms.
What you should know: This is director Hillary Bachelder’s first feature length documentary.
Where to stream: Virtual cinema

Project Power

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro
Writer: Mattson Tomlin
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Plot: When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
What you should know: Not related to the Marvel Comics series Powers.
Where to stream: Netflix

Lingua Franca

Stars: Eamon Farren, Lynn Cohen, Lev Gorn, Megan Channell
Writer/Director: Isabel Sandoval
Genre: Drama
Plot: A love story between an undocumented, transgender, Filipina caregiver and a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker in Brooklyn, New York.
What you should know: Was a selection for SXSW 2020.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

More New Releases

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Trailer)
Endless (Trailer)
An Easy Girl (Trailer)
In the Life of Music (Trailer)

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What movies and shows have you been watching lately, ONTD?
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