Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in May

It’s May 1st, and the summer blockbuster season begins with explosions and superheroes galore this Friday as The Avengers hits theaters. And though we’re looking forward to that and a few other big summer movies, it’s easy — particularly in this season — to overlook the smaller and more challenging movies that are rolling into your local multiplexes and arthouses. Thus, we’re kicking off a new monthly feature here at Flavorwire, where we’ll take a look at some of the exciting indies of the month to a come, and a few smaller titles from previous weeks that you might’ve missed. Check them out after the jump!

God Bless America

RELEASE: May 11th (limited), on VOD now
DIRECTOR: Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton, Tom Kenny, Larry Miller
IN BRIEF: In comedian-turned-indie-filmmaker Goldthwait’s pitch-black comedy, a terminally ill curmudgeon (Murray, best known as Freddie Rumson on Mad Men) decides to go out with a bang — and clean up a decaying culture while he’s at it — by going on a killing spree. The result is one of the riskiest and darkest American films in years, maybe in decades; ultra-violent and comically nihilistic, it’s going to upset all sorts of people. However, it’s not just some empty-minded revenge fantasy, or troublesome call to violence — it’s an honest and angry plea to look at what the hell we’ve become, and to worry about where we’re going