By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 1, 2012 at 10:00AM
"Chely Wright: Wish Me Away" (June 1)
Over a three-year period, award-winning filmmakers Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf followed country music star Chely Wright as she honed her plan to publicly come out as gay. The result of their time spent together is the moving and intimate documentary "Chely Wright: Wish Me Away," which provides an in-depth portrait of the artist who shattered cultural and religious stereotypes within her home city of Nashville. In addition to tracking Wright's tough journey, the film also chronicles the aftermath of her decision in her hometown and within the LGBT community.
"Collaborator" (June 20)
Actor Martin Donovan ("The Opposite of Sex") steps behind the screen for the first time as writer and director with "Collaborator," an insightful debut that centers on Robert (Donovan), a down-on-his-luck Broadway playwright who retreats back to his childhood home after his new play bombs. There he crosses paths with his old neighbor, Gus ("Dancer in the Dark" star David Morse), a right-wing, ex-con who still lives at home with his mother. Suffice to say, their reunion doesn't go so smoothly when liquor gets the best of Gus.
"Cook County" (June 12)
"Breaking Bad" fans seeking a feature film alternative should look no further than this tough drama that centers on a group of East Texas meth addicts. The crux of David Pomes' screenplay (he also directs) deals with an abused and alienated teen boy who makes it his mission to reconnect with his long-lost father. Before doing that, however, the two will have to overcome their addictions to the drug.