My top indie pick of the week is Seth Gordon's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a terrific documentary that goes far beyond video games to examine the perils of winning and losing; check out Erik's extended review.

I also enjoyed Ira & Abby, a neurotic relationship comedy that transcends its premise for much of its running time before falling back to earth. Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) wrote the script and stars as Abby, the kind of supernaturally friendly woman you either want to marry or leave deserted in the outback (don't worry, she'll befriend the natives and find her way back safely). Ira (Chris Messina) chooses to accept the former option when Abby proposes after six hours of intense conversation. The film is packed with one-liners and cameos from familiar faces, though I should mention that Christopher Campbell liked it far less than I did. Look for the DVD from Magnolia.

Not yet 30, Aaron Katz has written and directed two feature films, Quiet City and Dance Party, USA, which are paired on a new two-disc DVD edition from Benten Films. Quiet City follows a twenty-something woman who crosses paths with "a kindly stranger," while Dance Party, USA focuses on the growing relationship between two apathetic teenagers. The DVD set includes director and cast commentaries on each film, plus clips, interviews, alternative and extended scenes, short films and critical essays.

Chris Gorak's apocalyptic drama Right at Your Door premiered at Sundance two years ago; James Rocchi called it "a short, sharp shock of a film," and Ryan Stewart praised the performances by Mary McCormack and Rory Cochrane. The DVD from Roadside Attractions includes an audio commentary by Gorak, as well as an interview and tips on making an independent film from the director.

Other indie titles of interest this week include RocketScience, The Yacoubian Building, King of California and Canvas.