Indie Weekend: ‘Amy,’ ‘Batkid Begins,’ ‘Cartel Land,’ and More

Seven independent features are opening this weekend. Seven! How will you decide what to see? Here are my priorities:

  1. Amy. A documentary about a popular singer who killed herself? A lot of sadness is inherent in this effort by Asif Kapadia (Senna), but if you can deal with that. this is also one of the most highly-touted indie films of the moment. Angelika Dallas.
  2. Strangerland. We’ll have Joe Baker’s review up shortly. Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving star. AMC Grapevine Mills.
  3. Accidental Love (Nailed). Jessica Biel gets a nail in her head in this wacky comedy. This is the David Russell-directed production from a few years ago that ran out of money; the producers finished the film and supervised the editing, while Russell removed his name. Angelika Dallas.
  4. Batkid Begins.The Make-A-Wish foundation helps a little boy give a Batman performance and the city of San Francisco plays along in this documentary. Angelika Dallas.
  5. Meet Me in Montenegro. “A comedy about a failed American writer who enters into an affair after a chance encounter with a European dancer. Texas Theatre.
  6. Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. Dirk speaks German in this documentary. Landmark Magnolia.
  7. The Suicide Theory. Suicidal man hires demented killer yet somehow survives each attempt on his life. Studio Grill Spring Valley.