Image fests aren't only for the big summer blockbusters. IGN has thrown up pictures for a bunch of indie films, so I thought I'd share:
- First, there's The Hottest State, Ethan Hawke's first directorial feature since 2001's Chelsea Walls. I was able to catch the film when it was at TIFF a few years back, and it's not bad. I preferred star Mark Weber's stint in Dear Wendy, but it had an interesting take on NYC romance (surprise, surprise) and a cast that also included Laura Linney and Frank Whaley. The pictures include some of Weber's on-screen romance with Catalina Sandino Moreno, a chat with Michelle Williams and a few other clips as well as the movie's poster. While it's taken a while to get to the public-at-large, State is gearing up for a limited release on August 24.
- This year, Scott Weinberg reviewed The Ten from Sundance, saying that it felt "a little like a "cult flick" waiting to happen," and then I directed you to a trailer for the strange movie will a killer cast. Now, the collection of pictures that IGN has posted over the last month are definitely a must-see if you're curious about the movie. There's Adam Brody stuck in the ground, Justin Theroux's Jesus grabbing some toosh, a room full of almost-naked men with beer and munchies, Winona Ryder embracing a dummy (of the wooden variety) and Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe from Veronica Mars) pointing at an x-ray that shows a scissors resting against a spine. The movie hits theaters on August 3 -- in, of course, limited release.
- Last but not least, there is a little documentary goodness for you indie fans. The final link will send you to images from David Sington's doc -- In the Shadow of the Moon. The movie, which is about the surviving crew from NASA's Apollo missions, won the World Cinema Audience Award this year at Cannes. This final collection of images is one that you space geeks will especially like because it not only includes pics of the crew, but also some funky scenes from space -- high-quality ones at that! Just like the other two, Shadow will head to limited release in a few months -- on September 7.