A young female architect moves to a small but uniquely-built rural town in order to build a home for a poor black family and unwittingly falls in love with the son of the man secretly responsible for the family’s misfortune.
You know from the first frame of Moonrise Kingdom that you are watching a Wes Anderson movie; they’re not like anyone else’s. The textures are more textured, the children are wise beyond their years, in fact all the characters are just a bit off, but in a good way. I enjoyed Rushmore, The Royal Tannenbaums, even The Fantastic Mr. Fox. And happily, Moonrise Kingdom is his best yet. Funny, sweet and totally entertaining, it an indie gem.
The revolutionary movement of design-build architecture programs is spreading across the US. Students of architecture venture into oft-forgotten regions to lend their expertise towards building up poverty-stricken communities. ALL HALE is inspired by such a program and is set in Hale County, Alabama where a history of unemployment dominates. This film connects the true-to-life dots between the spirited locals, well intentioned volunteers, and powerful land owners. www.allhalemovie.com
I like the indie look & feel of this film.. the music is great too.
The most emotional US Indie Film I've seen in the last decade!
Precious - Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant…again. Naïve and abused, Precious responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher. She is faced with the choice to follow opportunity and test her own boundaries. Prepare for shock, revelation and celebration.
Precious Movie Poster
ALL HALE - The Official Trailer from Genuine Rockprov Productions
"RED HOOK SUMMER" - A Spike Lee Joint. The plus about this movie is that you will get sucker-punched with a plot twist you never saw coming half-way through it and that alone makes it worth seeing. The minus about this movie is, it's definitely time for Spike to let his "Mookie" character go or at least grow up and move on from delivering pizza. It looks ridiculous because he's too old!
Red Hook Summer
Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Winters Bone - Sundance 2012
Pariah (2011) Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend.
Pariah - Sundance 2011