Indie Roundup is your weekly guide to what's new and upcoming in the wonderful world of independent film. Pictured above, clockwise from upper left: Watercolors, Down Terrace, The Human Centipede (First Sequence), The Dungeon Masters.
Deals. Regent Releasing has acquired Watercolors, a drama directed by David Oliveras. Flashbacks reveal the troubled relationship between Danny (Tye Olson), a budding artist, and Carter (Kyle Clare), a high school swimming star. Years later, Danny is still dealing with the aftershocks. "Writer/director David Oliveras has created a powerful and erotic feature length debut," wrote Gregg Shapiro in Chicago Free Press. The film plays in New York and Los Angeles starting on January 22 as part of a three-film series, and starts January 29 in San Francisco. More information is available at the official site.
Our friends at indieWIRE report that Magnet Releasing has picked up Ben Wheatley's Down Terrace, described as a criminal 'genre bender.' Our own William Goss saw it at Fantastic Fest and wrote: "No effects, no names, no nothing but drama unfolding as it should, or rather, as it would. No, it may not fit the traditional bill for Fantastic Fest fare, but it sure is one fantastic film." Down Terrace will play at Slamdance later this month and at other festivals this spring, with a theatrical release anticipated this summer.
The distribution rights to another Fantastic Fest title, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) have been acquired by IFC Films. indieWIRE says it will be available via the IFC in Theaters platform. Check the Cinematical review by Todd Gilchrist, who saw it at Screamfest.
After the jump: On Demand viewing tips -- The Dungeon Masters are coming! -- and a sweet and crazy Indie Weekend Box Office report.