something in the air

We tend to hate on Hollywood studios because of the movie projects they choose to fund (Transformers 4, anyone?). So much of typical Hollywood product tends to be huge, expensive spectacles with little-to-no story, heavy special effects and poor acting. So, we at ScreenCrave have decided to help jump behind the indie film. Every week we’ve been bringing you an Indie Fundraiser Roundup, which features projects seen on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Now we’re adding on to it by including some of the Best Indie Film Trailers Of The Week. Check out this week’s picks below.

  • SOMETHING IN THE AIR: According to Indiewire, the trailer for Olivier AssayasSomething In The Air “nicely transmits the aura of revolt, romance and rebellion the picture embodies.” The French film is set in the politically-charged era of the 1960′s, and focuses on an 18-year-old guy (and his reaction to the times). This coming-of-age film debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year. Thanks to Sundance Selects, Something In The Air will be hitting theaters on May 3rd.

  • AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY: Terence Nance’s feature directorial debut, entitled An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, blends live-action with different styles of animation. The film explores “the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Terence’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time.” From the trailer we gather that that moment in time is when he got stood up by a lovely young woman (Namik Minter). The film garnered critical acclaim during its festival run; and Variance Films picked it up for distribution. Oversimplification will hit New York on April 26, and go wider on May 17.

  • THE KINGS OF SUMMER: Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ coming-of-age comedy The Kings of Summer was a hit at Sundance earlier this year. The film follows the journey of three teens (Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias) who, as an ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie are also a part of the cast. CBS Films is distributing The Kings of Summer starting May 31st.

Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:

  • PARTY TIME PARTY TIME: Party Time Party Time looks like a good time. The project brings together over 50 comedic actors, all of whom perform at places like iO Theatre, The Annoyance Theatre and The Second City. Written and directed by Marty Schousboe and Morgan Lord, Party Time follows tons of different characters throughout one single night. Each character brings a different story, both funny and heartbreaking. Filming is currently underway in Chicago, but there’s still a lot that needs to get done after the movie wraps, like editing, sound mixing, color-correction and submitting to festivals. If you would like to support these Chicago-based comedians, head over to Kickstarter to find out how you can help support this project.

Those are the projects we have for you this week. Be sure to check back every week for our Best Indie Film Trailers of the Week–helping you stay informed about indie cinema.

Which of these projects interests you? Which are you looking forward to? Got one we missed?