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The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This November: 'Ass Backwards,' 'Charlie Countryman' and More

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 5, 2013 at 11:36AM

To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this November.
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Liev Schreiber in "The Last Days on Mars"
Liev Schreiber in "The Last Days on Mars"


"Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?" (November 22)

Michel Gondry's largely animated documentary "Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?" brings to life a series of conversations that Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "The Science of Sleep") had with famed linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky over a period of time. Gondry uses animation to visually convey Chomsky's dense stream of ideas.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Time Warner


"Kilimanjaro" (November 19)

Writer-director Walter Strafford debuted his first feature, "Kilimanjaro" at this years' South by Southwest. The romantic drama follows Doug (Brian Geraghty) who is down on his luck, lacks motivation, and decides to regain ambition by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro when his relationship comes to an end.

Where to Watch: Amazon Instant Video, Bright House, Optimum, Charter, Cox, DirectTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Vudu, Xfinity, iTunes, Rogers Anyplace TV


"The Last Days On Mars" (November 1)

The astronauts of the first manned mission to Mars are about to head home. But when a determined member of the crew believes he has made an amazing discovery that could lead to the evidence of life, he disobeys orders to gather more information. One by one, the group falls prey to whatever alien being has been unleashed and the horrors of space take over. Stars Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai and Elias Koteas.

Watch to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"The Motel Life" (November 8)

Sweeping last years' Rome Film Festival, "The Motel Life," directed by the Polsky brothers, took home the audience award, best screenplay, and received a nomination for the Golden Marc'Aurello Award for both its directors. The film centers on blue-collar brothers Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry (Stephen Dorff) in their quest to flee their Reno Motel upon involving themselves in a fatal car accident. Frank's girlfriend, Annie (Dakota Fanning), and mentor Earl (Kris Kristofferson) prove helpful in their attempt to get away.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"The Truth About Emmanuel" (November 26)

With a Grand Jury nomination at the Sundance Film Festival, and wins at both the Brooklyn and Ashland Independent Film Festivals, "The Truth About Emanuel" marks Francesca Gregorini's sophomore feature, following "Tanner Hall" starring Rooney Mara. Her latest follows troubled Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) as she begins baby-sitting for her neighbor Linda (Jessica Biel), only to strike up an obsession with her due to her bearing an uncanny resemblance to Emanuel's deceased mother.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX

[Editor's Note: Nigel M. Smith, Casey Cipriani, Clint Holloway and Ohad Amram contributed to this article.]

This article is related to: VOD, New On VOD, Movie Lists, Lists, Small Screens






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