By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 26, 2011 at 8:52AM
Today on indieWIRE we analyze the box-office prospects for "The Tree of Life," Anne Thompson gets up close and personal with Lars von Trier and much more.
Will "The Tree of Life" Hit Big Over Memorial Day Weekend?
Memorial Day weekend at movies has never exactly been associated with independent film. This week however, "The Tree of Life" is looking to change that. Will it be a success? Check out indieWIRE's analysis of how it might all go down.
Lars von Trier Talks to Anne Thompson
Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson caught up with Lars von Trier soon after he dug himself a big one in Cannes. Included in her post is a video interview with the Danish auteur and her thoughts on "Melancholia."
Projects We're Rooting For
Ira Sachs' latest topped the list of projects we're rooting for this week. For more on his new film "Keep the Light On," and the other four that made the cut be sure to read indieWIRE's column.
Gunning to See a Chinese 3D Erotic Flick?
China Lion Film Distribution wants to bring Chinese erotic epic “Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy” to North American theaters—but which theaters want the movie? Check out indieWIRE's report on how the company is trying to bring the racy film to American audiences.
Give Back to Veterans in a Creative Way
Over the Memorial Day weekend, SnagFilms is making it easy to support America’s most recent veterans. Want to learn how to give back? Go here to find out.
Festivals Release Slates
"The Muppets" Continue Their Media Onslaught
The Playlist posted the latest fake out teaser for "The Muppets," that hit earlier today. Click here to see it and get their verdict on the clip, sure to go viral.
Leonard Maltin Dishes on a Classic Film Festival
What could be better than watching a classic movie in a great theater, surrounded by like-minded people? Not much, according to Leonard Maltin who reported on the Los Angeles Conservancy's 25th annual festival known as The Last Remaining Seats, which screens vintage classics.