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Indie Film Release Guide: November 24th [An ONTD Original]

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The holiday movie season kicks off today with a couple of big studio debuts. Disney brings us Strange World, Sony premieres Devotion, and Universal expands The Fabelmans to more theaters. MGM’s Bones and All also goes wide, and several indies go to theaters this weekend as well.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Five” - Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Columbia Pictures. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: November 18th, November 11th, and November 4th.


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery



Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista
Writer/Director: Rian Johnson
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Plot: Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
What you should know: A third installment in the series is in development at Netflix.
Where to watch: In theaters; available on Netflix December 23rd



White Noise



Stars: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy
Writer/Director: Noah Baumbach
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Plot: Dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.
What you should know: Based on the book by Don DeLillo
Where to watch: In theaters November 25th; available on Netflix December 30th


The Son



Stars: Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins
Writer: Christopher Hampton. Florian Zeller
Director: Florian Zeller
Genre: Drama
Plot: Peter has his busy life with new partner Beth and their baby thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.
What you should know: Second collaboration of Anthony Hopkins and Florian Zeller after 2020’s The Father.
Where to watch: In theaters


All the Beauty and the Bloodshed



Director: Laura Poitras
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Following the life of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty who was greatly responsible for the opioid epidemic's unfathomable death toll.
What you should know: The film has picked up several award nominations, and won both the Golden and Queer Lion Awards at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.
Where to watch: In theaters


Nanny



Stars: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Wells, Morgan Spector
Writer/Director: Nikyatu Jusu
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Plot: Immigrant nanny Aisha, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.
What you should know: This is writer/director Nikyatu Jusu’s first feature film.
Where to watch: In theaters; on Amazon Prime December 16th


Lady Chatterley’s Lover



Stars: Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, Matthew Duckett, Joely Richardson
Writer: David Magee
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Plot: An unhappily married aristocrat begins a torrid affair with the gamekeeper on her husband's country estate.
What you should know: Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.
Where to watch: In theaters; on Netflix December 2nd


Leonor Will Never Die



Stars: Sheila Francisco, Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides, Anthony Falcon
Writer/Director: Martika Ramirez Escobar
Genre: Drama
Plot: Fiction and reality blur when Leonor, a retired filmmaker, falls into a coma after a television lands on her head, compelling her to become the action hero of her unfinished screenplay.
What you should know: Winner of the Innovative Spirit Jury Prize at Sundance 2022.
Where to watch: In theaters


The King of Laughter



Stars: Toni Servillo, Maria Nazionale, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Antonia Truppo
Writer: Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo
Director: Mario Martone
Genre: Biography, Crime
Plot: The biography of Neapolitan comic theater legend Eduardo Scarpetta.
What you should know: It’s in Italian.
Where to watch: In theaters


The Noel Diary



Stars: James Remar, Justin Hartley, Bonnie Bedelia, Essence Atkins
Writer: Rebecca Connor, Richard Paul Evans, David Golden
Director: Charles Shyer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Plot: The story of a man who returns home on Christmas to settle his estranged mother's estate. Once there, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and of a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own.
What you should know: Filmed in Connecticut.
Where to watch: Netflix


The Corridors of Power



Director: Dror Moreh
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: A riveting examination of how American leaders have responded to reports of genocide, war crimes and mass atrocities after the fall of the Soviet Union, when America stood as the only global superpower.
What you should know: Director Dror Moreh also directed 2019’s The Human Factor.
Where to watch: In theaters

Expanding

Bones and All (Trailer)
The Fabelmans (Trailer)

More New Releases

Strange World (Trailer) from Disney
Devotion (Trailer)

New to Streaming

The Swimmers (Trailer) on Netflix
Nope (Trailer) on Peacock
The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Trailer) on Disney+



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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Seeing anything this weekend?
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