William Goss January 19, 2013
Welcome back to Alt Weekly, a column in which we shine a spotlight on the independent films brave enough to open opposite Hollywood’s behemoth blockbusters before rolling out in wider release.
This week pits two very different tales of child-rearing opposite the ghoulish likes of “Mama.”
Filmmaker Cred: This is director/co-writer Sheldon Candis’s feature-length debut; he’s made a number of shorts.
Star Power: Common, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Meagan Good, Danny Glover, Michael K. Williams and newcomer Michael Rainey, Jr.
Release Details: Opening exclusively at these AMC Theaters across the country.
See This If … You seek something low-key amid all the mainstream action/horror offerings.
Filmmaker Cred: This documentary marks the first collaboration between directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore.
Star Power: No.
Festival/Awards Buzz: After premiering at last summer’s Los Angeles Film Festival, this look at the modern preservation of midwife birthing practices took home the Audience Award.
Release Details: “Birth Story” opened in NYC on January 16th and will soon open in these other cities.
See This If … The C-section exposé is already sold out.
Alt weekly, Birth Story, Common, Danny glover, Ina may gaskin, LUV, Mary wigmore, Meagan good, Michael k. williams, Michael rainey jr., Sara lamm, Sheldon candis