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Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'The Bling Ring,' 'Call Me Kuchu' and More

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire June 14, 2013 at 3:51PM

Sofia Coppola's thieving celeb-wannabes in "The Bling Ring" invade select theaters today, but Coppola's film isn't the only indie entering the marketplace. Below find a list of the indies opening today, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.
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"Storm Surfers 3D"
Opening In: New York
Synopsis: "Storm Surfers 3D" is an epic, character-driven adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean. Braving enormous waves, freezing conditions and near-death experiences, the film follows all of Ross, Tom and Ben’s adventures over the 2011 winter big-wave season, all in stunning 3D. Along the way they join forces with big wave chargers Paul Morgan, Mark Mathews and Paul 'Antman' Paterson to conquer waves in Western Australia, on the east coast and in Tasmania, with a special appearance by the greatest surfer of all time, Kelly Slater. The holy grail for this team of big wave hunters is to discover and ride new waves that have never been surfed. This year, Ross, Tom and Ben get the chance of a lifetime when they embark on the biggest and most dangerous mission of their lives to a wave that has never been ridden, 75km from land.


 
"The Stroller Strategy"
Opening In: New York (June 28 in Los Angeles)
Synopsis: This charming, modern tale stars French heartthrob Raphael Personnaz as Parisian Thomas Platz, who is suddenly made the guardian of a baby – then pretends to be its real father in order to win back Marie (Charlotte Le Bon), the girlfriend who dumped him a year before. Stuck between staying a manchild forever, and proving he is ready to take the next steps of marriage and family with the love of his life, Thomas goes on an unexpectedly hilarious adventure getting the girl of his dreams to believe he has changed.


"Twenty Feet From Stardom"

Opening In: New York and Los Angeles
Synopsis: Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film "Twenty Feet from Stardom", award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, "Twenty Feet from Stardom" boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film. 


"Vehicle 19"
Opening In: Nationwide
Synopsis: A recently paroled man unwittingly picks up the wrong rental vehicle after a long flight. He soon realizes that he is the target of an entire police force that will use any means necessary to stop him, and the tied-up female 'passenger' he discovers in the trunk, from getting to the courthouse to testify against their city’s top-to-bottom corruption.



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