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    Tired of Tentpoles? Here Are Ten Great Indies to Catch This Summer

    Not to knock Spidey (and the X-Men, and Captain America, and the Guardians of the Galaxy...) but it's easy to feel some -- or a lot -- of superhero fatigue at this time of year. And the Big Summer Movie season has barely gotten started! Below, TOH! calls your attention to ten great indie films hitti...

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    OddLot Taps 'Obvious Child' Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre for Untitled Divorce Comedy

    Gillian Robespierre's achingly hilarious debut "Obvious Child" hasn't hit theaters yet, but she already has a new film in the works.

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    Summer Movie Preview: The 40 Indies You Must See

    The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on a vast amount of sequels and remakes ("The Amazing Spider Man 2," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "22 Jump Street," "Step Up All In," "Transformers 4," "The Expendables 3," etc, etc, etc....

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    Trailer Watch: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

    Writer-director Gillian Robespierre resuscitates the romantic comedy.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Hilarious and Edgy Sundance Hit 'Obvious Child,' Starring Jenny Slate

    A first trailer has arrived for one of the strongest titles out of this year's Sundance, "Obvious Child," starring the hilarious Jenny Slate as a hapless young Brooklyn comedian who considers getting an abortion after she has not-so-safe sex with a cute guy from a bar.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Sundance Breakout Hit 'Obvious Child' Starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann & David Cross

    While it didn’t take any of the Sundance Film Festival awards earlier this year, one of the bigger breakout films from the Utah-set festival was “Obvious Child.” Starring comedienne and former 'SNL' cast member Jenny Slate, the film centers on an unapologetically crude aspiring comedian whose world ...

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    New Directors/New Films Sets 2014 Lineup, Including 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,' 'The Babadook' and 'Obvious Child'

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have announced the complete lineup today for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films, which runs March 19-30. This year’s festival will screen 27 international feature films and 13 short films.

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    2014 SXSW Film Festival Adds 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' 'Joe,' Wes Anderson Q&A, Promising TV Lineup & More

    It’s always a tough act to follow-up the Sundance Film Festival each year when it comes to the world of independent cinema, but the SXSW Film Festival generally does a good job of mixing the high and low, the populist with the brainy, and the docs with the midnight madness section. Generally a more ...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Obvious Child’ Takes on Love, Abortion and Stand-Up Insecurity

    Premiering at Sundance, “Obvious Child” is about would-be stand-up Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) and her decisions when a one-night stand results in an ill-timed unwanted pregnancy. “Obvious Child” began as a short in 20009, then hunted for crowdfunding, got it, and resulted in this feature-length Sunda...

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    Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child Sold at Sundance

    Just a couple of days after it acquired Lynn Shelton's "Laggies," A24 has picked up Gillian Robespierre's debut feature, the Jenny Slate-starring indie rom com "Obvious Child."

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