Cinematical's Indie Roundup: 'Kisses,' 'Standing Ovation,' 'Udaan'

Indie Roundup is your (striving to be) weekly guide to what's new and upcoming in the world of independent film.

Opening This Week: As we (by which I mean me) try to settle back into a good weekly routine, let's start with what's opening in limited release. Against the intelligent thrills of Christopher Nolan's Inception, which is likely to draw a fair portion of indie-oriented audiences, we see only a few contenders. Our friends at indieWIRE list the drama Kisses on their release calendar. Described as an Irish "romantic coming-of-age film," Kisses was originally slated for release late last year through Oscilloscope. Written and directed by Lance Daly, the film is centered around two kids who run away from home and spend Christmas night together on the streets of Dublin. It will be available via cable on demand systems at the same time it opens in New York and Los Angeles (on Friday), before rolling out to other theaters across the country in the next few weeks.

In the musical Standing Ovation, American tweens compete in a music video competition; the family film is booked into dozens of theaters across the country, per their official site at Facebook. Stewart Raffill (The Philadelphia Experiment, Tammy and the T-Rex) wrote and directed. And the Hindi-language drama Udaan follows a young man who returns to his family after eight years in a boarding school. He harbors dreams of becoming a writer, while his father wants him to be an engineer. I can't figure out from the official Facebook page if the film is actually opening in the U.S., but it looks intriguing.

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