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.
- ALL IS LOST: All Is Lost focuses on one man’s struggle to survive in the deep blue sea. Robert Redford stars as the lonely sailor, who finds himself fighting for his life after a random accident slowly being to sink his boat. The film, from Margin Call director JC Chandor, premiered at Cannes to rave reviews. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are releasing the pic on October 18. This intense film looks like it could very well earn Redford that Academy Award that he’s never won for a performance.
- ENOUGH SAID: Enough Said features one of James Gandolfini‘s final performances. The romantic comedy follows a divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in, but later learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collete and Catherine Keener also star. The Nicole Holofcener pic will debut at the Toronto Film Fest next month. Fox Searchlight plans to release it September 20. The trailer features a surprising softer side of Gandolfini; he’s not usually playing the romantic and is most famous for playing hardened crime leader Tony Soprano in HBO’s The Sopranos.
- KILL YOUR DARLINGS: Daniel Radcliffe takes on American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. The bio-pic centers on a murder in 1944 which drew together some of the greatest poets in the beat generation, including Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Directed by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings also features performances by Jack Huston, Ben Foster and Elizabeth Olsen. The film played at Sundance earlier this year, and got picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. They’ll release the pic October 18.
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- AUDREY MAKES A MIXTAPE: James Mackenzie‘s Audrey Makes A Mixtape is filled with 80′s nostalgia. The film is set in 1988 where young teenager Audrey hopes to save her crush from losing his virginity to the queen bee of the high school. Her weapon of choice is a mixtape (the best ever by her standards). Audrey is Mackenzie’s MFA thesis film for Loyola Marymount University’s Graduate Film Production Program, where he’s a student. Production will begin in a few short weeks, and right now the crew is working hard to secure locations, actors and music. If this project interests you, 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?