Top 10 Festival Films You Need To See Asap

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2. 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK – Directed by Julie Delpy

Writer/director/star Julie Delpy’s sequel to her popular indie rom-com 2 DAYS IN PARIS comes bearing a new titular location, New York City, and a new leading man: Chris Rock, who plays Mingus, boyfriend to Delpy’s Marion. The pair live a happy, comfortable life in Manhattan until Delpy’s family arrives unannounced from France, wreaking pure Gallic havoc and stirring up trouble. After a very well-received premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the film is making a geographically appropriate stop at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. It doesn’t have a stateside release date yet but it does have a distributor, Magnolia Pictures, so it should just be a matter of time, if not days, before it’s coming to a theater near you.

Author: Matt Singer

searching_for_sugar_manMemorial Day is less than a month away and summer movie season is just around the corner.  But if super-heroes ain't your cup of cinematic tea, don't fret: there are some excellent independent films coming out in the weeks and months ahead, and no one wears tights in any of them.

In honor of the Tribeca Film Festival, which is rolling through New York City this week, here's a list of some of 2012 festival favorites -- from Tribeca, Sundance, South by Southwest, New Directors / New Films, and Cannes -- hitting art house screens in the near future.  With movies like these to keep you busy, it'll be Labor Day (and Oscar Season) before you know it.

Author: Matt Singer10. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD - Directed by Benh Zeitlin9. COSMOPOLIS - Directed by David Cronenberg8. GIMME THE LOOT - Directed by Adam Leon7. LOLA VERSUS - Directed by Daryl Wein6. MUD - Directed by Jeff Nichols5. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED - Directed by Colin Trevorrow
4. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - Directed by Malik Bendjelloul3. TAKE THIS WALTZ - Directed by Sarah Polley2. 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK - Directed by Julie Delpy1. YOUR SISTER'S SISTER - Directed by Lynn Shelton