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.
- HAUTE CUISINE: Haute Cuisine is likely to make people very hungry. The indie film tells the story of Provence chef Daniele Delpeuch, played by Catherine Frot, who worked as country cook to French president Francois Mitterand, thus withstanding all of the challenges that came with working at a place of power. The film was made by the same people who brought us last year’s award-winner The Intouchables, and is also being released by The Weinstein Company. Haute Cuisine hits theaters on August 16.
- A GIRL & A GUN: Gun control is still a very hot topic though it has lost a little steam with other recent scandals (ahem, IRS scandals and what not). A Girl And A Gun doesn’t really talk about gun control, but rather the female perspective on an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity. This documentary reveals America’s female gun community, and how it’s portrayed by the media. The film opens in select theaters July 3.
- JUST LIKE A WOMAN: The Thelma & Louise-type movie Just Like A Woman centers on a pair of unhappy housewives who decide to hit the road after a series of unfortunate events. The film stars Sienna Miller as Marilyn, a Chicago native who runs away from a cheating husband, and Goldshifteh Farahni as Mona who struggles to come to terms with her arranged marriage. Both of these women seem to be trapped in the romantic relationships with the men in their lives, but the film shows us how their bond and friendship eventually saves them. The film opens on July 5.
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- KICKSTARTED: Kickstarted is a film about, you guessed it, Kickstarter. The official summary for the film is this: “A original documentary about the crowdfunding revolution and the dynamic creators and entrepreneurs behind it.” The film includes interviews with all-kinds of people including filmmakers like Zach Braff (With I Was Here), Braxton Pope (The Canyons), and Matthew Lillard, Nick Morton and Rick Rosenthal (Fat Kid Rules The World), to name a few. Jason Cooper and Jay Armitage are hoping to reach their goal of $85,000 in 28 days, which seems very possible considering the topic. If you’d like to help, or just learn more about the project, head over to Kickstarter and/or their official webpage.
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?