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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:  

"The Perfect Family" (May 4)

Kathleen Turner takes on her first lead role in almost two decades (!) with hilarious and poignant results in "The Perfect Family." Co-starring Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter and Richard Chamberlain, "The Perfect Family" centers on a devout Catholic suburban mom (Turner) who is forced to reconcile her conservative beliefs with her own family's out-there behavior. The film premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, and hits VOD the same day it opens in select theaters.

"Polisse" (May 25)

Last year's winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the French ensemble drama "Polisse," directed by French actress Maïwenn (who also stars in the film), lands on VOD shortly after opening in theaters via Sundance Selects. The film, which plays like France's answer to "The Wire," explores the personal lives and daily grind of the Parisian Child Protection Unit. Go HERE for Indiewire's review out of Cannes, where the drama world premiered.


Ryan Gosling narrates "#ReGENERATION," a timely documentary that takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind the Occupy Movement, and the current state of social activism in the US. Writer/director Philip Montgomery follows theee seperate stories to best highlight the current climate: a collective of musicians working outside the corporate system; a twenty-something conservative couple with a second child on the way; and a group of five high-school students struggling to figure out how they fit into society. Interspersed are interviews with scholars, social activists and media personalities, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Talib Kweli.

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