Upcoming independent film releases on VOD, digital and streaming from 30th April 2021

April 30

The Artist’s Wife” (directed by Tom Dolby)
Distributor: Vertigo
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show.

Aviva” (directed by Boaz Yakin)
Distributor: Matchbox
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

After meeting online, transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden embark on a tumultuous courtship, love affair and marriage.

Beast Beast” (directed by Danny Madden)
Distributor: Blue Finch
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A look at the lives and trauma surrounding three people living in a southern town.

The Disciple” (directed by Chaitanya Tamhane)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Self-doubt, sacrifice and struggle converge into an existential crisis for a devoted classical vocalist as the mastery he strives for remains elusive.

Here Are the Young Men” (directed by Eoin Macken)
Distributor: Signature
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Dublin teenagers Matthew, nihilistic Rez, and the deranged Kearney, leave school to a social vacuum of drinking and drugs, falling into shocking acts of transgression.

Nomadland” (directed by Chloé Zhao)
Distributor: Disney+ Star
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

The Resort” (directed by Taylor Chien)
Distributor: Vertical
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Four friends head to Hawaii to investigate reports of a haunting at an abandoned resort in hopes of finding the infamous Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for.

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation” (directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland)
Distributor: Dogwoof
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

The work, lives and personal journeys of two iconic American artists coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary.

Wild Mountain Thyme” (directed by John Patrick Shanley)
Distributor: Lionsgate
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A pair of star-crossed lovers in Ireland get caught up in their family’s land dispute.

May 3

Threshold” (directed by Powell Robinson, Patrick Robert Young)
Distributor: Arrow
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

THRESHOLD follows a sister, claiming to be cursed, as she persuades her brother to embark on a cross country road trip to break her spell.

May 4

Atlantis” (directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

May 7

Apples” (directed by Christos Nikou)
Distributor: Curzon
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

As an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia, a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life.

Charlatan” (directed by Agnieszka Holland)
Distributor: AX1 Entertainment
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

Cowboys” (directed by Anna Kerrigan)
Distributor: Blue Finch
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife runs off with his trans son into the Montana wilderness after his ex-wife’s refusal to let their son live as his authentic self.

Monster“(directed by Anthony Mandler)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.

Once Upon a River” (directed by Haroula Rose)
Distributor: Bulldog
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Margo Crane’s odyssey on the Stark River introduces her to a world filled with wonders and dangers.

May 10

End of Sentence” (directed by Elfar Adalsteins)
Distributor: Blue Finch
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife’s last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean, along for the trip.

Johnny Mnemonic” (directed by Robert Longo)
Distributor: Vertigo
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Letter from Paris” (directed by Walerian Borowczyk)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Paris is a monstrously inhuman cityscape, in which cars, buses, crowds, and unceasing noise combine to smother any decent and delicate human activity. People and flowers attempt to survive in a city that seems ready to explode from an over-heated mixture of traffic and noise.

May 11

The Moment Trap – The Lennon Dream” (directed by Steven A. Johnson)
Distributor: Cedar Rose Johnson
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

It’s 40 years since the murder of John Lennon, a moment trapped in Mickey Sharpe’s mind as he imagines that fateful night. After struggling to live on minimum wage, Mickey decides, “you’re better off being a gangster because you’ve got more of a chance.”

May 12

Born in Flames” (directed by Lizzie Borden)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are dealt with by the government.

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