Top 10 Festival Films You Need To See Asap

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1. YOUR SISTER’S SISTER – Directed by Lynn Shelton

The sister, in this case, is Emily Blunt. The sister’s sister is Rosemarie DeWitt. Mark Duplass plays the man caught between them (to the best of my knowledge, his character’s name is not “Your” though). Blunt’s character offers to let Duplass’ character, a man grieving over his brother’s death, use her family’s cabin for some rest and relaxation, but when he arrives he finds DeWitt’s character, a bunch of tequila, and a whole mess of potential trouble. This critically acclaimed dramedy vetted by the Toronto, Sundance, and Tribeca Film Festivals, comes from filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who previously directed Duplass in the arthouse hit HUMPDAY. It opens in limited release on June 15th.

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