Noovie's Alt. Movies: 'Vivarium', 'Crip Camp', and Other Gems

Here's the latest on what's new, what's next, and what you should watch this weekend from across the indie scene. Stay safe!

By Chuck Walton


As we continue our new normal at home, here's your weekly round up all the fresh lo-fi movies and trailers that you can watch and stream right now.

  • Beyond the Theater: New Indies Now Streaming on a Platform Near You

    Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg in "Vivarium." © Saban Films / Courtesy Everett Collection.

    Noovie's Streaming Pick: Vivarium - A young couple (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) looking to find a nice place to live, stumble upon an idealistic suburban neighborhood where all the houses are the same. Only problem is all roads lead right back to their open house.

    Now streaming on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU

    A scene from "Crip Camp." © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Crip Camp - From executive producers Barack and Michelle Obama comes this doc that explores a groundbreaking summer camp in New York's Catskills for teens with disabilities that helped galvanize a movement in the 1970s.

    Now streaming on: Netflix

    Noemie Merlant and Adele Haenel in "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." © Neon / courtesy Everett Collection.

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire - In the 1770s, a young artist (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the portrait of a young woman (Adèle Haenel) for her wedding. As they spend more and more time together, strong, life changes develop between the two.

    Now streaming on: Hulu

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell in "Downhill." © Fox Searchlight Pictures.

    Downhill - In this American remake of Ruben Östlund's 2014 drama "Force Majeure," a married couple's (Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) life is thrown into disarray when an avalanche disrupts their family vacation in the Alps.

    Now streaming on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU

    Liana Liberato and Hannah Marks in "Banana Split." © Vertical Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Banana Split - After a messy breakup, April (Hannah Marks) strikes up a friendship with the girl (Liana Liberato) dating her ex.

    Now streaming on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU

  • Hot Indie Trailers

    Raffey Cassidy in "The Other Lamb." © IFC Films.

    The Other Lamb - A young woman born into an all-woman cult questions the teachings of her leader.

    The Wretched - A teenage boy, struggling with his parents' divorce, goes head-to-head with the woman living next door, who isn't exactly what she seems to be.

  • More to Watch

    George MacKay in "1917." © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

    Looking for more great movies to stream? Recent theatrical hits like "1917" and "Just Mercy" are now available to rent.

    We're tracking all the release date shifts, postponements, cancellations and other movie news during these unprecedented times. We are updating this in real time, as news breaks.

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