Films to look forward to this year

So I’ve had this blog for over a year now. I know I’ve been neglectful-don’t know why I’m apologizing but I am. This could be something if I let it be but I didn’t. So I am vowing to not be so neglectful. Festival season is upon us and there are always interesting things going on in the film world, from a Brooklyn perspective. Tribeca and SXSW are around the corner and yes I will be attending both this year.

So far 2013 is set to be a good year for independent cinema. With Inocente being the first Oscar-winning film to every be crowd-sourced, Beasts of the Southern Wild getting four Oscar nominations (though it should have won in all four categories but that’s neither here nor there right now) there is a change happening in how the world views independent film.

With this changing landscape, there are films I am personally looking forward to this year. Will there be another Beasts? Not sure. But there are some really great films out there so far. This is not a comprehensive list by any means. There will be new films that I am just hearing about that I will add in. Also, these films are in no particular order.

  • Blue Caprice, Dir. -which is opening New Directors / New Films!
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Dir. David Lowery
  • American Promise, Dir. Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson
  • Anita, Dir. Freida Mock
  • Fruitvale, Dir.  Ryan Coogler
  • Newlyweeds, Dir. Shaka King
  • The New Black, Dir. Yoruba Richen
  • Strong Island, Dir. Yance Ford
  • The Forgotten Kingdom, Dir. Andrew Mudge
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