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The 10 Indie Films You Must See This July

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 3, 2012 at 1:19PM

July is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, with over 30 films listed on Indiewire's July calendar.
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4. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (July 27)

Director: Alison Klayman
Distributor: Sundance Selects

Why is it a "Must See"?  "Never Sorry" offers an engrossing take on Chinese artist and activist Al Weiwei. China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic, Weiwei has seen Chinese authorities shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldoze his newly built studio, and hold him in secret detention.  He offers unprecedented access to filmmaker Alison Klayman, resulting in a detailed portrait of a remarkable man.  

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5. Killer Joe (July 27)

Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon
Distributor: LD Distribution

Why is it a "Must See"?  William Friedkin (into his sixth decade of filmmaking) offers us "Killer Joe" this July, a comedic crime drama about a killer (Matthew McConaughey, continuing a rather incredible year with a rather montrous turn here) who befriends a young man (Emile Hirsch), who in turn wants his mother murdered. Its NC-17 rating -- which was unsuccessfully appealed -- will hopefully not deter too many folks from showing up to what is one of the more entertaining, original American indies of the summer.

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6. Searching For Sugar Man (July 27)

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Why is it a "Must See"? Yet another must-see doc from Sundance 2012's impressive crop, Malik Bendjelloul's "Searching For Sugar Man" follows two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero: The mysterious 1970s rocker Rodriguez. An incredible story that had all of Sundance talking, audiences should definitely go on their own search for "Sugar Man" this July.

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This article is related to: Lists, Ruby Sparks, The Imposter, Alps, The Queen of Versailles, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry





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