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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This May

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 2, 2012 at 11:07AM

Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this month to bring you 10 to look out for. Variety was key in selection, so you'll find everything from a gore fest set in a mental asylum, to a documentary on the world of poker, to Robert Pattinson's latest non-"Twilight" flick. Here are the ten films to watch on VOD this May, in alphabetical order:  

"Bel Ami" (May 4)

Robert Pattinson takes a break from his "Twilight" duties to woo a slew of women in "Bel Ami," which had its world premiere at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. The film retells Guy de Maupassant's tale of social climbing in 19th century Paris, with Pattinson starring as a young seducer who takes advantage of some influential Parisian ladies (Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas abd Christina Ricci). The film arrives on VOD via Magnolia Pictures before opening in select theaters.

"First Position" (May 11)

A hit at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Audience Choice first runner up award for Best Documentary, "First Position" follows six young dancers as they compete at one of the most prestigious student ballet competitions in the world: the Youth American Grand Prix.

"Never Make It Home" (May 5)

Set across America's heartland, the moving documentary "Never Make It Home" profiles hell-raising singer/guitarist Kirk Rundstrom of the country band Split Lip Rayfield, during his final tour after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told that he has only two months to live, Rundstrom performs every show as if it were his last.

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