Fresh Starts for Stale People (2013) dir: Robert Malone & Zach Weintraub
***NOW SCREENING! Unemployed college graduates Zach and Rob find themselves adrift in the wake of their education’s real-world uselessness, looking for immediate gratifications wherever possible. A road trip buddy comedy with less than zero production value and the goofiest vibe all year. It’s hard to imagine a movie taking itself less seriously. If you don’t love this movie, you’re probably a parent.
Outside (2013) dir: Zach Fleming
A young woman with a rare disorder is confined to a dark house. Generates a remarkable sense of darkness, both physical and psychological.
Bad Penny (2012) dir: Ricky Camilleri.
Barry’s childhood friend Shawnsey is staying for a week in Barry’s NYC apartment. Barry has a date and needs Shawnsey to leave for an evening. Starring Linas Phillips, one of the strangest figures (& one of my favs) in current true indie film.
Special Presentation Julien & Claire (2012) dir: Adam Neustadter.
A lush, music-driven mood piece that examines the romance between a young American dancer and a struggling French musician after their chance encounter on the streets of Paris. Beautifully shot, rich with sentiment, impossibly romantic.
Re-release KWAK (2012) dir: Ahmed Khawaja & Andre Puca.
Sherman’s March by way of David Holzman’s Diary made by an Indian Muslim living in Boston. A remarkable film. A vivid portrait of a lovelorn outsider, visually expressive, profoundly elliptical, and very funny.
Sun Don’t Shine (2012) dir: Amy Seimetz
***Now available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. A tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. “An exemplary work of modern cinema, made with an impressive curiosity and spontaneity.” Richard Brody, The New Yorker
The Confabulators (2013) dir: Luke Jarvis and Sean Dunn.
A young man named Walter struggles in his relationship with a long-term girlfriend while attempting to climb the corporate ladder at Cobb Inc. Loosey-goosey mystery comedy, anything goes.
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Fake It So Real (2012) dir: Robert Greene
The film follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina, exploring what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. “There is a rough nobility in the way they strive for fame and success. The film is alive at every moment.” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-times.
Holy God Holy Mighty Holy Immortal Have Mercy Upon Us (2013) dir: Robert Barnett. A supernatural thriller about a woman dealing with the void left by her recently deceased father. Mysterious tone piece with razor sharp editing & gorgeous images.
Primer (2004) dir: Shane Carruth
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention. One of the most intriguing indies of the last decade.