Indie Film Release Guide: March 13th [An ONTD Original]

Mar 12, 2020 11:10

Saying that it's been a strange month for film is a bit of an understatement, with seemingly every big movie for the foreseeable future being pushed back. But major studio releases Bloodshot and The Hunt are both still scheduled for release this weekend, as well as the indies listed below, several of which are also available digitally for home consumption. There's also a list of recent digital releases at the end of the post, in case you are looking for something new to watch without leaving home.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: March 6th, February 28th, and February 21st.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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Stars: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Sharon Van Etten
Writer/Director: Eliza Hittman
Genre: Drama
Plot: A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek an abortion after an unintended pregnancy.
What you should know: Musician Sharon Van Etten plays the mom of main character Autumn, as well as providing the song that plays over the end credits (and the song in this trailer).
Opens in: Select cities

I Still Believe

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Stars: K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Gary Sinise
Writer: Jon Erwin, Jon Gunn
Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Religion
Plot: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
What you should know: K.J. Apa and Britt Roberston previously played a couple in A Dog’s Purpose.
Opens in: Wide release

The Postcard Killings

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Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Naomi Battrick, Cush Jumbo
Writer: Liza Marklund, Andrew Stern
Director: Danis Tanovic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Plot: A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London; he recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Liza Marklund and James Patterson.
Opens in: Select cities, and available on demand

Big Time Adolescence

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Stars: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Sydney Sweeney, Jon Cryer
Writer/Director: Jason Orley
Genre: Comedy
Plot: A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.
What you should know: Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly previously starred together in the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt.
Opens in: Select cities, and available on Hulu March 20th

The Roads Not Taken

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Stars: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney
Writer/Director: Sally Potter
Genre: Drama
Plot: Leo and his daughter, Molly, as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.
What you should know: Premiered at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival.
Opens in: Select cities

Inside The Rain

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Stars: Rosie Perez, Aaron Fisher, Eric Roberts, Ellen Toland
Writer/Director: Aaron Fisher
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Plot: Facing expulsion from college over a misunderstanding, a bipolar student indulges his misery at a strip club where he befriends a gorgeous, intelligent, outrageous woman and they hatch a madcap scheme to prove his innocence.
What you should know: This is writer/director Aaron Fisher’s first feature.
Opens in: NYC

Human Nature

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Director: Adam Bolt
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: A breakthrough called CRISPR opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. A provocative exploration of its far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it.
What you should know: This is the first feature documentary directed by Adam Bolt.
Opens in: Select cities

Lost Transmissions

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Stars: Simon Pegg, Juno Temple, Alexandra Daddario, Tao Okamoto
Writer/Director: Katharine O’Brien
Genre: Drama
Plot: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of our mental health care system.
What you should know: This is director Katharine O’Brien’s first feature film.
Opens in: Select cities, and available on demand


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Stars: Natalia Dyer, Tate Donovan, Ella Rae Peck, Devon Bostick
Writer/Director: Philip Harder
Genre: Drama
Plot: Twenty-two and on the verge of entering high society, college graduate Billy Mitchell finds his plans changing when he falls in love with an inmate with multiple personalities at his father's mental institution.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Glasgow Phillips.
Opens in: Select cities, and available on demand

My Senior Year

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Stars: Perry Chicos, Samantha Luskey, Don Peterson, Tony Czech
Writer/Director: Joe Carlini
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Plot:[TW: Self harm]A truck driver's son starts a new high school. When his dad suddenly dies of a heart attack, he somehow feels responsible and contemplates suicide. After finding the inner strength to get past the suicidal feelings, he decides to strive to make his dad proud and repair the relationship he tore apart.
What you should know: This is director Joe Carlini’s first narrative feature film.
Opens in: Select cities

Recent Digital Releases:

Little Women (Trailer)
Charlie’s Angels (Trailer)
1917 (Trailer)
The Grudge (Trailer)
Spies in Disguise (Trailer)
A Hidden Life (Trailer)

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