Well kids, summer blockbuster is in full swing, and though we love a good blow-‘em-up as much as the next moviegoer, it’s easy — particularly in this season — to overlook the smaller and more challenging flicks that are rolling into your local multiplexes and arthouses. So it’s time for another installment in our new monthly feature here at Flavorwire, where we 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!
Take This Waltz
RELEASE: June 29 in theaters, on demand now
DIRECTOR: Sarah Polley
CAST: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
IN BRIEF: Actress-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley writes and directs this bittersweet story of a marriage jeopardized by attraction, and she tells it on a small scale, in private moments and loaded silences, in longing looks and observed behavior. It’s an intimate, deeply felt, incredibly moving portrait of a relatable, believable marriage, and how it crumbles almost in spite of itself. But it’s also not a downer; Rogen and Silverman are serious without being dour, and though Williams is certainly no stranger to on-screen heartbreak, she puts across her character’s dilemma with sensitivity and nuance.