Top 10 Festival Films You Need To See Asap

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7. LOLA VERSUS – Directed by Daryl Wein

As its title suggested, Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones’ BREAKING UPWARDS was about the break-up of a long-term couple. Their new movie, LOLA VERSUS, is about what happens next. Just weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself dumped and single once again. Now back and square one, she’s got to start over with the help of friends and her parents (Debra Winger and Bill Pullman). If you’re a fan of Gerwig’s work in GREENBERG, HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS or ARTHUR (okay, maybe not ARTHUR) you need to have this one on your radar. After its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, LOLA VERSUS takes on the rest of the world when it opens in theaters on June 8th.

Author: Matt Singer

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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