Indie films offer a wide world of intrigue and cinematic innovation that is rarely seen in more commercial productions. Fans of these works are eagerly awaiting the new releases of 2013. While all of the films on this list are tentatively slated for a summer or fall release, there's always a chance that a few will be released a little sooner or delayed for awhile longer:
In a World
If you've missed Lake Bell ever since How to Make It in America was cancelled, the good news is you don't have to wait much longer to see her on screen again. The even better news is Bell actually directed this movie about a vocal coach who has to adjust to the grind of making a living by doing voiceovers.
While Lake was always quite charming and funny on HTMIIA, this role and a supporting cast that includes Ken Marino, Rob Corddry and Demetri Martin really allows Bell to spread her comedic wings.
Don Jon's Addiction
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Scarlett Johansson. While those two names alone are enough to make most people want to see this movie, the film becomes irresistible when you learn its plot. Not only is this Levitt's directorial debut, but he stars as a guido who's addicted to clubs and porn. However, when he meets Johansson's character, as well as a woman played by Julianne Moore, he realizes his life is in need of a major change.
The Spectacular Now
When you think of impressive movie genres, the category of teen flicks generally isn't one that comes to mind. However, just because most teen films drop the ball doesn't mean there aren't any bright spots within the genre.
The Spectacular Now shows how to give real heart and emotion to a film about teenagers. Instead of basically making them disposable, director James Ponsoldt gives the type of depth you'd expect to see in film about a group of Long Island investment advisors who know a thing or two about the world.
The Bling Ring
Do you like one or more of the following: Sofia Coppola, juicy celebrity gossip or Emma Watson? If so, you're going to enjoy this wild romp that's actually based on a true story from 2009. Even though it may not push the envelope as much as Spring Breakers, this still looks like it's going to be a very fun film.
If you're looking for a movie that's definitely not afraid of pushing the envelope, this biopic about Linda Lovelace should do the trick. Not only did lead actress Amanda Seyfried already make splashes about the film when she discussed some of its risqué moments on Conan, but the film features an extremely impressive cast. Big names attached to the project include Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, James Franco, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Brody and Juno Temple.