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Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'Violet & Daisy' and More

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire June 7, 2013 at 2:14PM

The lull in Hollywood summer tentpoles opening this weekend means now's great time to catch an indie. With the much anticipated new take on "Much Ado About Nothing" that Joss Whedon shot at his own home over 12 days, the first adaptation of a Judy Blume novel, and two teens gone wild in "Violet & Daisy," here's your list of the indies opening today across the country. Synopses courtesy of the distributors.
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"Wish You Were Here"
Opening In: New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Berkeley, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington D.C.
Synopsis: Four friends indulge in a carefree Cambodian holiday, but their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of the travelers disappears. As the search ensues, the others return home, racked with guilt and struggling to return to their daily lives. Does one of them hold the answer to the fate of their lost companion? Tightly-held secrets from their life-altering trip are brought to light, revealing clues to the whereabouts of their missing friend.
 


"Lost and Found in Armenia"
Opening In: California, Boston, Detroit, New Jersey, Washington D.C.
Synopsis: A US Senator's son (Jaime Kennedy) who attempts to forget the break up of his fiance, is forced to vacation in Turkey by his best friends. A para-sailing trip mishap lands him in a small village in Armenia, where he is accused of being a spy. It is there he meets a young woman (Angela Sarafyan) who helps him to escape from misfortune. 


"Tiger Eyes"
Opening In: Nationwide
Synopsis: From iconic author Judy Blume, comes the story of a girl on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to life and love after tragedy. Set in the mountains and canyons of New Mexico, where Davey meets Wolf, a young Native American with a secret.


"Dirty Wars"
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. (June 14 Nationwide)
Synopsis: Follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill on an unexpected journey as he chases down the truth behind America's covert wars.


"Syrup"
Opening In: Santa Cruz, California
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling book, "Syrup" is an edgy comedy that exposes the cut-throat world of advertising through the eyes of a young prodigy chasing fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. Fresh out of school with a degree in marketing, Scat will do anything to prove that he has what it takes to swim with the rich and wildly successful. Scat comes up with a brilliant new product that gives new meaning to the old saying sex sells. He is sure it will send him right to the top if only he can convince his boss, that it’s an idea worth millions. Betrayed by his best friend Sneaky Pete,a Scat stumbles through an industry riddled with deception. As he begins to realize that fame and fortune have cost him his morality, he must rediscover his true self behind the elaborate image he has created or risk losing the love of his life. In a world where the average person sees over eight hundred ads in a single day, "Syrup" takes a biting look at the insidious and often ridiculous side of advertising.
 

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