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Any cinephile knows what a drag August can be at the movies. With the summer blockbusters winding down and the studios holding their awards players for the fall, the last couple weeks of August can be a barren wasteland at the multiplex, which makes VOD more essential than ever. Now is the perfect time to catch up on some of the movies you’ve missed, and fortunately some of the best indies of 2016 can be ordered right now.
To help readers figure out what to pick, IndieWire has partnered with Movies On Demand to offer up six of the best indie options currently on demand. Critical darlings like family drama “Krisha” and romance satire “The Lobster” have been on numerous “Best Of 2016” lists, including our own, and they’re just two of the options to choose from. Other highlights include the great Richard Linklater documentary “Dream Is Destiny.” Watch the video below for our six picks:
This week’s exclusive choice is Trey Edward Schulz’s “Krisha,” which won the SXSW Jury Prize in 2015. Starring Krisha Fairchild in a tour-de-force performance, the drama centers around a family coming together for the Thanksgiving holiday and the madness that erupts when an aunt shows up for the first time in 10 years. Eric Kohn makes the case for “Krisha” in the video below.