Worth Watching: Recap of 22 Great Indie Trailer Sunday Features
by Alex Billington
June 9, 2014
For the last five years, we've been posting Indie Trailer Sunday features on FirstShowing, highlighting great indie trailers on the day when no one reads the internet (anymore). I started this feature way back in 2009 as a way of posting some extra trailers over the weekend, on Sunday, when there was no other news, everything was pretty quiet, and there was nothing else worth posting except for an excellent trailer for an independent film most people likely haven't heard of yet. I've carried on that tradition with new posts most Sundays (not always, but I try my best). I still feel like the films never get enough time in the spotlight and are always forgotten by Monday, so here's an extra reminder. Click any poster below for the trailer/teaser.
Here's the list of my favorite 22 films from Indie Trailer Sunday, starting with two of the most recent picks:
For more Indie Trailer Sunday posts, follow our Trailers category on Sundays for the latest. Or search here. I'm most looking forward to seeing Song of the Sea, Alive Inside, Chinese Puzzle and the 1 doc; I've already seen and loved Cutie and the Boxer, Force Majeure, Fishing Without Nets, Wadjda. But there's many more.
There's always an endless amount of outstanding indies to feature, and most of them run as normal trailers, which isn't to say they are any less deserving of the spotlight. This batch just happens to be a bunch of films that really fell through the cracks, and deserve some additional attention despite each one being unique. Some of these have distributors, some don't, a few still need a release, while others have already been out for a while, though hard to find; but no matter what, they're all good indies, and if you can find them, see them anyway, whether it's at a festival or your local art house theater or on Netflix. Thanks for giving them a look.