Escape the stress of the election with this week's crop of indie gems. Here you'll find dramas and thrillers with one common thread: family love. After everything that's going on in this crazy world, family is the one thing we all can rely on. So, take a step back from doomscrolling and enjoy these fresh lo-fi movies and trailers that you can catch right now.
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Noovie's Alt. Movie Pick
French writer-director Alice Winocour (screenwriter of 2016 Academy Award nominee "Mustang") takes Eva Green to the stars as Sarah, an astronaut who is set to join the crew of Proxima, a space mission that will have her spend one year at the International Space Station. Sarah is faced with two challenges for this mission: not only is she the only woman selected for the crew, but she also must prepare her young and only daughter for the one-year that they will spend apart. There are some similarities here to Netflix's recent sci-fi drama, "Away," but where that series fell a little flat, "Proxima" shines, especially in Green's strong performance. Watch the trailer.
Let Him Go
As an ex-sheriff (Kevin Costner) and his wife (Diane Lane) mourn the loss of their son, they set out to find their grandson and rescue him from a dangerous and reclusive family that lives off the grid. Featuring powerful performances from both Costner and Lane, "Let Him Go," might also find some love with DC Comics fans, who will enjoy this reunion of sorts, as both leads played Superman's parents in 2013's "Man of Steel." Watch the trailer.
Where to watch: In theaters
The Dark and the Wicked
Two siblings (Marin Ireland and Michael Abbot, Jr.) are overcome with fear and dread as they suspect something evil is lurking around their family's remote farmhouse. For those that are still looking for some Halloween scares, then this indie horror-thriller will surely deliver. Watch the trailer.
The Dark and the Wicked
November 6, 2020
A bare-knuckle boxer (Jack O’Connell) and his manager brother (Charlie Hunnam) hit the road across the country for one last fight, but their bond unravels as an unlikely companion (Jessica Barden) joins the ride. This indie sports drama debuted last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer.
Where to watch: In theaters (coming to VOD Tuesday, Nov. 10)
Hot Indie Trailers
Run (streaming on Hulu November 20)
Wheelchair-bound teen Chloe (Kiera Allen) is cared for by her loving mother Diane (Sarah Paulson). However, things start to unravel as Chloe learns more about her mother's dark secrets. "Run" was expected to hit theaters this year, appropriately in time for (what else?) Mother's Day. When Covid delayed those plans, Hulu picked it up for a streaming debut, coming in time for another family-focused holiday, Thanksgiving.
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Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.