Seven independent features are opening this weekend. Seven! How will you decide what to see? Here are my priorities:
- 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.
- Strangerland. We’ll have Joe Baker’s review up shortly. Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving star. AMC Grapevine Mills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. Dirk speaks German in this documentary. Landmark Magnolia.
- The Suicide Theory. Suicidal man hires demented killer yet somehow survives each attempt on his life. Studio Grill Spring Valley.