Watch Trailers For 8 NEXT WEEKEND Films
In an extension of our Trailers Tuesday series on Facebook, we’re rolling out a handful of trailers and teasers for films screening at this weekend’s NEXT WEEKEND film festival in Los Angeles. From a taut recreation of the Beltway sniper attacks in Blue Caprice to Shaka King’s cerebral rendition of the classic stoner comedy in Newlyweeds, each of these films strike a new chord in independent cinema. Tickets ($12-$15) are still available to NEXT WEEKEND screenings taking place at Sundance Cinemas and additional venues across LA from August 8-11.
Alexandre Moors offers up a stunning cinematic take on the Beltway sniper attacks that horrified denizens of Washington, D.C. for three weeks in October 2002.
Winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, Zachary Heinzerling’s charismatic documentary retraces the 40-year love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Japanese artists who meet and marry in New York in the early 1970s.
Chadd Harbold’s How to Be a Man stars comedian Gavin McInnes as Mark, a man who is so certain that his death looms near that he documents a series a instructional videos on life for his unborn son.
It Felt Like Love
Eliza Hittman’s follow-up to her well-received 2011 short Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight is a captivating embodiment of the challenges of seeking love and identity during girlhood.
Shaka King’s cerebral rendition of the classic stoner comedy examines the deterioration of a relationship between a couple whose self-medicating ways appear to be pulling them apart.
Lindsay Burdge plays Diana, a well-liked high school teacher who carves her own path to self-destruction after engaging in a relationship with a student.
“Winner of the NEXT Section’s Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Chad Hartigan’s moving second feature has an air of simplicity but proves a subtle meditation on friendship, faith, and human connection.” –Senior Programmer John Nein
Lofty Nathan’s vigorous documentary inhabits the streets of Baltimore to probe the lives of the 12 O’Clock boys, a notorious dirt bike gang in Baltimore.