TRAILERS OF MUST SEES

Vimeo continues to step into the world of the original series with a new standalone miniseries called “555”. John Early and Kate Berlant have been making comedy together for years and will continue to collaborate for this anthology series consisting of essentially 5 short films. We meet Early and Berlant as the two embark on a quest for stardom in Hollywood. Executive produced by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and directed by three-time Vimeo Staff Picked filmmaker, Andrew DeYoung, “555” promises to be comedy gold! Pre-order the series today for $3.99 and mark your calendars for its exclusive debut on Vimeo on January 31st! In the meantime, check out the trailer below! 

Spirit Award Nominated, Must See: “20,000 Days on Earth”

20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature, directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi- instrumentalist Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit "Where the Wild Roses Grow." These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel, driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England.

Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.




Trailer: Blumenthal

This under the radar comedy from Seth Fisher strikes the poignant chords of enlightenment through dysfunction, and was one of our favorite Independent comedies of 2013.  While IndieStreet typically cringes at new directors acting as leads in their films, Seth Fisher certainly is an exception and has a bright future in storytelling.

Trailer: Cutie and the Boxer

Easily one of IndieStreet's unanimously favorite films of 2013. This touching documentary from Zachary Heinzerling highlights a relationship masterpiece...the emotional connection to the narrative and invisibility of the camera work entrenches viewers into the love dynamics of these two unique artists.

Trailer: The Dirties

IndieStreet agrees with Kevin Smith's praises for Matthew Johnson's "The Dirties". After speaking with Matt at the Sarasota film festival, IndieStreet founder Jay Webb says: "Matt's writing, directing, and living style create an experience that blurs the boundaries between both entertainment and reality, and comedic & disturbing. The Dirties is just the beginning of a genuinely film obsessed individual's living docudrama experiment that will at the very least be one-of-a-kind."

Trailer: The Act of Killing

Most of our Indie film community has probably seen this film, but we can not leave it out of our Trailer of Must Sees. Not for the faint of heart, this stunning documentary from Joshua Oppenheimer leaves a huge emotional weight on anyone who gets to experience it. IndieStreet's declares it is by far the "most impactful film of 2013".

Film Trailer: "Cold in July" starring Michael C. Hall

Dexter star Michael C. Hall hits the big screen with a modest mullet and an amazing supporting cast (Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw). This first trailer comes off as being just a thriller, but this film is far more than that. Director Jim Mickle creates jarringly smooth transitions from disturbing suspense to laugh out loud comedic moments that will make you question your own sanity. Not sure how a transition could be jarring and smooth, or how you could laugh seconds after being horrifically disturbed? Neither were we until we saw this film, and for that we give Cold in July a big fat 5/5 stars.

Trailer: Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus

IndieStreet calls it "the most organic and genuine road trip story ever put on film. Sebastian Silva's raw talent and free flowing directing style pulls us in to experience the trip, turning  the audience into an extension of this eclectic group of travelers."

"Another Earth" SunDance flashback Indie Trailer

In anticipation of Mike Cahill's SunDance 2014 premiere of his new film "I Origins", here is the trailer of his last Scifi / human relationship masterpiece which he also collaborated with Brit Marling, and which also won the festival in 2011. If you haven't seen "Another Earth", see it ASAP.  If you have seen it, see it again or just get ready for I Origins in 2014.

Tailer: The Rocket

One of our favorite foreign dramas of the year, this gem from Australian director, Kim Mordaunt strikes all the chords.  Astounding performances from two non-actor children from Laos lay the foundation for this beautiful coming of age tale.  

Trailer: Fruitvale Station (Oscar bound??)

As one of our top 10 Indie films of 2013, "Fruitvale Station" is amongst only a handful of true Independents that has a real chance at a best picture nomination. Being as the oscar noms are announced in 9 days, we figured we would do our part with a call to voters. For academy voters that have an ear to the Indie Street, please consider nominating "Fruitvale Station" not only for it's important story, but for the wonderful acting performances (highlighted by Michael B. Jordan).