Indie Movie Roundup – The Bad Batch, The Beguiled, The Big Sick

The Bad Batch –

Arlen is abandoned in a Texas wasteland that is fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man. With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream. As she adjusts to life in the bad batch, Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who’s standing next to you.

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

The Bad Batch will open in limited release in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton on June 23, 2017 and more cities throughout the summer. It will be available on iTunes and On Demand starting June 23, 2017.

The Beguiled –

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Universal Pictures Canada will release The Beguiled on June 30, 2017.

The Big Sick

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Directed by Michael Showalter

The Big Sick will be released in select theatres across Canada on Friday, June 30, 2017 and everywhere Friday, July 14, 2017.




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