Today on indieWIRE: The top 20 flicks to check out this summer, films to catch or pass, five projects in the works and more.

  • The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on a record amount of sequels ('Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'Transformers 3,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4,' 'Final Destination 5,' 'Harry Potter 8,' etc., etc., etc.), one has to wonder: How much space is left for the little guys. But don't fret. As indieWIRE's Summer Indie Preview makes clear, there are 20 films to be on the lookout for.
  • In this week's in-production column, indieWIRE puts the spotlight on a nearly complete film by Jay Duplass. From Kickstarter: The new project from 'Small Town Gay Bar' director Malcolm Ingram, which tells the story of the bathhouse-club that gave Bette Midler and Barry Manilow their start; an original epic fantasy; the new project from Sundance alum Rodney Evans ('Brother to Brother'); and a photo project from the filmmakers of "Battle for Brooklyn," which heads to Hot Docs this week.

  • Eric Kohn caught two Tribeca films and loved both. First up: Alex Gibney's baseball documentary 'Catching Hell,' which earned an A- from Kohn. He also fell for the technologically savvy love story, 'Flowers of Evil.'

  • ' 'Sympathy for Delicious' Is A Drab, Outdated Drama' reads the title to The Playlist's review of Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut. Ouch. Read the review here.

  • 'Le Bien-aimés' (The Beloved) by French director Christophe Honoré will close out the 64th Festival de Cannes May 22nd, the festival said Thursday. The film will screen following the festival's awards.

  • Clio Barnard's 'The Arbor' came out as the clear critics' pick in this week's Critical Consensus column.

  • Ahead of the Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony tonight, Spout posted their Top 5 Films of the Tribeca World Narrative Competition.
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