While audiences flock to check out Michael Bay's latest Transformers action-fest, here's a look at a few indie flicks that are hitting theaters this long holiday weekend, including a pair of Sundance 2011 selections. Let's take a look...
Azazel Jacobs’ sophomore feature following 2008’s critically acclaimed dramedy Momma’s Man finds John C. Reilly’s well-meaning vice-principal taking an interest in mentoring Terri, an oversized teen misfit. A big hit at Sundance earlier this year, Terri is produced by the team behind Blue Valentine and Half Nelson and has been receiving rave reviews from critics nationwide.
John Taylor (Clayne Crawford
) has just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets. He finds himself on the doorstep of Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce
), a consummate host who is preparing for a dinner party. As the wine flows and the evening progresses, we learn how deceiving appearances can be and who these two men really are.
A pair of attorneys strive to free an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence, Debbie Peagler, who was convicted in connection with the murder of her abusive boyfriend and imprisoned for over 26 years. Yoav Potash’s documentary chronicles the injustices Peagler has faced, first at the hands of her boyfriend who beat her and forced her into prostitution and later by prosecutors who cornered her into a life behind bars. The powerful and emotional story gets a limited release beginning today in New York and expanding into L.A., Washington D.C. and other major markets in the coming weeks.
Other films opening this weekend:
A murder mystery gets turned upside-down in the Romanian suspender Aurora
, three friends become the target of a deadly crime syndicate in the action comedy Delhi Belly
and the witty, poignant and humorous exploration about the universal stages of love set in New York City in Love Etc.