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.
- AFTERNOON DELIGHT: Kathryn Hahn tries to save Juno Temple in Jill Soloway‘s Afternoon Delight. The film follows a bored housewife who makes a trip to a strip club where she finds a young stripper who helps her find her calling, which is saving the stripper from being a stripper. Afternoon Delight went to Sundance earlier this year and won Soloway the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award. Soloway is a TV writer with quite an impressive resume. Her credits include Six Feet Under, The United States of Tara and How To Make It America. Film Arcade is releasing the film on August 23, 2013.
- THERESE: Audrey Tautou also plays a bored housewife in her upcoming film Thérèse, which is an adaptation of Francois Mauriac‘s 1927 novel. The film follows a provincial housewife in 1920s France who flees a boorish wealthy husband to find true love. Mauriac’s character Thérèse is a feminist symbol, and after watching the trailer (in cause you haven’t read the book), you can see why. Thérèse is considered the last film by acclaimed director Claude Miller, and it looks absolutely beautiful, plus Tautou is always great at portraying restless and powerful women. This one definitly looks like an Oscar contender. Watch it August 23, 2013.
- JUG FACE: Horror movies get a really bad rap these days, mainly because they’re all remakes and sequels. But Jug Face is different, primarily because it’s not a remake nor a sequel. Chad Crawford Kinkle‘s Jug face follows a pregnant young teenager living in a backwoods community who discovers she might be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. The trailer is intense, and if cheap special effect is something that concerns you, well you can relax ’cause Jug Face doesn’t look cheap. The film will be available on demand starting July 8, and will hit theaters August 9th.
Indie Fundraiser Pick of the Week:
- LUNAR ATTRACTION: Lunar Attraction is a stop-motion animated short film by writer/director Michelle Arbon and Artist Mab Graves. The film tells a classic love story set in a Victoriana theater, where Sol, the guardian of the sun, tries to send Lunar, the guardian of the moon, a Valentines message, but things don’t go as planned, thus leaving the very existence of Night and Day in jeopardy. The film explores the loneliness and isolation that come with this kind of long-distance relationship. If you would like to find out more about this project head over to Kickstarter.
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?