Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in June

Our reviews of 'The Dead Don't Die,' 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco,' 'Late Night,' and more.

Late Night

RELEASE DATE: June 7
DIRECTOR: Nisha Ganatra
CAST: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow

This story of a long-running talk show host (Thompson) and the young woman (Kaling) who punctures her all-white, all-male writers room may be a longer and more sincere 30 Rock, but it’s not like fast-paced inside-show-biz comedies aren’twelcome on the big screen too. What’s more, Kaling’s screenplay gets into some pretty heady territory regarding “diversity hires” and workplace inequality in what has always been and remains a very straight-white-male-ccentric world; she knows how to address these issues without turning the movie into a polemic, how to touch on this stuff but still get the laugh. (Full review here.)