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Indie Film Guide

Trailer Watch: Indies Opening This Weekend (7/1-7/4)

By: Derrick Deane on July 1, 2011 at 12:14PM Comments (4)

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.

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  • Jul 1st 2011 12:30PM

    NassaDane  said...

    YES! I have been Waiting for "Perfect Host" Forever To come! So excited about that. Couldn't give a rats *** about TFs because "Perfect Host" Is where its at. "Terri", Eh, I passed on seeing that earlier this year so I don't think I want to see it this time. It looked ok but nothing special. Nothing like "Perfect Host", that looks so fun! So excited!

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  • Jul 1st 2011 2:08PM

    UpperWest  said...

    The Perfect Host does look good and I love DHP. But please don't pass up Terri, it's a really wonderful film!

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  • Jul 8th 2011 3:32AM

    Chickenmann  said...

    Holy @$$crackers Nassa, I had no desire to even watch the trailer till i read your comments.... Please please please PLEASE!!!!! let this movie come to Fairbanks! Oh and thanks for reccomending it!

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  • Jul 8th 2011 3:33AM

    Chickenmann  said...

    Oh and for clarity's sake I'm talking about Perfect Host :)

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