New US Trailer for Hong Sang-soo’s Comedic Film ‘Yourself and Yours’

Yourself and Yours Trailer

"Shall we drink anyway?" The Cinema Guild has released an official US trailer for yet another Hong Sang-soo film titled Yourself and Yours, which first premiered at the Toronto & San Sebastian Film Festivals in 2016. This is the third Hong Sang-soo film being released this year along with Hill of Freedom and The Woman Who Ran. The story follows a couple that splits one night after an argument about the woman being seen with another man. The next day, she has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself… It's described as a "comic mystery" and "delightfully drunken riff on Abbas Kiarostami". Starring Ju-hyuk Kim, Yoo-Young Lee, Kwon Haehyo, Yu Junsang, and Kim Euisung, Yourself and Yours is a "pleasing puzzle full of mistaken identity, excessive drinking and lots of he-said, she-said. As the rumors pile up, Hong asks: In a relationship, how important is it to know everything?" A tough question. ›››

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Trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ Doc

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Doc Trailer

"And here we are, 15 years later…" Hulu has unveiled an official trailer for an indie documentary titled We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Before the world knew of the Broadway musicals In The Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda started an improv hip-hop group called "Freestyle Love Supreme" (aka FLS). This doc film chronicles the group's 15-year journey, culminating with shows in 2019. They just finished their final show on Broadway earlier this year. "Filmmaker Andrew Fried began with a small SD camera in the summer of 2005, capturing the early days of Freestyle Love Supreme beatboxing on the sidewalks—unaware of how their story would unfold. Fourteen years later, after directing famed series like "Chef's Table" and "7 Days Out", Fried revisits old footage to craft this fated story. Both poignant and inspired, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme recalls the creative dreams of youth and why this project still means so much to these accomplished performers." Yep. ›››

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Official Trailer for Photographer Doc ‘Ricky Powell: The Individualist’

Ricky Powell: The Individualist Trailer

"He caught the beauty in what we were doing." An official trailer has debuted for a documentary film titled Ricky Powell: The Individualist, a profile of the iconic NYC photographer Ricky Powell. Powell rose to unexpected fame as an unfiltered street photographer capturing the downtown New York City scene of the 80s and 90s. Eventually befriending and becoming an honorary member of the Beastie Boys entourage and joining them on tour, Powell captured some of the wildest moments in New York fashion, music, and art with his gorgeous and gritty portraits. "With his finger on the pulse of popular culture, it’s indisputable that 'The Rickster' did more than just document the scene—he was the scene. Drugs, sex, art, and hip-hop collide in Josh Swade's fascinating documentary." The film was supposed to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, instead it's debuting online for free as part of the "We Are One" global festival starting this week. ›››

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First Trailer for ‘Run with the Hunted’ with Michael Pitt & Ron Perlman

Run with the Hunted Trailer

"They took their shot, and it wasn't a kill." Vertical Ent. has unveiled an official trailer for an indie drama titled Run with the Hunted, made by writer / director John Swab. This premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival last year, and also played at the Rome Film Festival. The film is about a small town and how things change over the years. Oscar, a young boy, commits a noble murder and is forced to run away from his rural hometown, leaving behind his best friend, Loux. Fifteen years later, he has forgotten his past and is now the leader of a band of lost children. Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life. Starring Sam Quartin as Loux, along with Michael Pitt, Ron Perlman, Dree Hemingway, Mark Boone Junior, William Forsythe, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Slaine. Looks like it has a few good performances at least. ›››

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Official Trailer for Korean Drama ‘House of Hummingbird’ by Bora Kim

House of Hummingbird Trailer

"The world is marvelous and beautiful." Well Go USA has released an official US trailer for an indie Korean drama titled House of Hummingbird, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Bora Kim. This first premiered at the Busan Film Festival in Korea last year, then it went on to play at the Berlin, Tribeca, Seattle, Fantasia, and London Film Festivals as well. Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Only when she meets a new teacher does she finally feel like an adult really understands her. Described as a "critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama," this won the Audience Award in Busan last year. Starring Ji-hu Park as Eun-hee, with Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-yeon Lee, and In-gi Jeong. This looks sad but also a reminder there is hope in connecting with others - whoever they are. ›››

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Official Trailer for Korean Drama ‘House of Hummingbird’ by Bora Kim

House of Hummingbird Trailer

"The world is marvelous and beautiful." Well Go USA has released an official US trailer for an indie Korean drama titled House of Hummingbird, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Bora Kim. This first premiered at the Busan Film Festival in Korea last year, then it went on to play at the Berlin, Tribeca, Seattle, Fantasia, and London Film Festivals as well. Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Only when she meets a new teacher does she finally feel like an adult really understands her. Described as a "critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama," this won the Audience Award in Busan last year. Starring Ji-hu Park as Eun-hee, with Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-yeon Lee, and In-gi Jeong. This looks sad but also a reminder there is hope in connecting with others - whoever they are. ›››

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Learn the Complete Story of Bruce Lee in Doc Film ‘Be Water’ Trailer

Be Water Doc Trailer

"Be formless. Shapeless." ESPN has unveiled an official trailer for the documentary Be Water, an extensive look at the life of Bruce Lee, which will air on ESPN first in early June then moves onto streaming. Made by Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen, the film initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong in 1971 to make four iconic films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, Nguyen's Be Water explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive, intimate interviews, and his writings. Described as "a 30 for 30 film that intimately chronicles Bruce Lee's life and complex journey." The focus on this is more than just one segment of his life, but rather all of his life, starting out with his youth growing up in America before going back to Hong Kong. ›››

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Trailer for ‘Queen of Lapa’ Doc About Brazilian Transgender Goddess

Queen of Lapa Trailer

"When you're alone, you learn how to live." Brokenhorse Films has unveiled an official trailer for an indie documentary titled Queen of Lapa, which originally screened at a few small film festivals last year. It will be released on VOD in June this summer for those curious to give it a look. A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now 59 years old, has helped shape a new reality in her "hostel" by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of many sex workers, as Muniz's guides them in a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ community. This is not just a profile of a transgender goddess and "proud sex professional", but an intimate story about activism and how we can change the world by helping each other. ›››

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Hurry & View Shane Carruth’s Pitch Trailer for Sci-Fi Project ‘A Topiary’

A Topiary Trailer

Surprise! This isn't an official trailer, but it is certainly worth watching. And you better hurry…! Filmmaker Shane Carruth posted a trailer online for his long, lost project called A Topiary, an original sci-fi film he was working on for years. But he doesn't know if it will be removed by Vimeo. "This will probably get taken down because I lifted a bunch of shots from films." We first heard about the film around 2013, when Carruth was finishing his other film Upstream Color. It's an intriguing concept involving a group of young pre-teen boys who discover some machine that creates funnels which form various shapes and objects. This trailer does a much better job of visualizing it. This is a "mock-up" or "pitch" trailer, where a filmmaker uses clips & footage from other films to create a "what my film would look like" version of a trailer to sell to studios / financiers. However, it's clear there is some VFX footage made just for this - as seen at the end. Take a look. ›››

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Dakota Fanning is a Band Roadie in ‘Viena and the Fantomes’ Trailer

Viena and the Fantomes Trailer

"We have to behave like a band!" Universal has released an official trailer for an indie music drama titled Viena and the Fantomes, another film from Mexican filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo (he also has Kokoloko this year). Dakota Fanning stars as the titular Viena, a young roadie who's on a journey of self-discovery and shocking survival, as she travels across America with a post-punk band called The Fantomes during the 1980s. She ends up trapped in a dangerous love triangle between a good natured roadie and an unbalanced band member. The film's cast includes Jeremy Allen White, Frank Dillane, Olivia Luccardi, Sarah Steele, Philip Ettinger, and Ryan Leboeuf, plus Caleb Landry Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jon Bernthal. Looks like this could be good, it's packed with plenty of post-punk melodrama. ›››

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