Worth Watching: Recap of 22 Great Indie Trailer Sunday Features

June 9, 2014

Indie Trailer Sunday Films

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:

Michael Rossato-Bennett's Doc Alive Inside
Indie Trailer Sunday - Alive Inside

Tomm Moore's Animated Song of the Sea
Indie Trailer Sunday - Song of the Sea

Cédric Klapisch's Chinese Puzzle
Indie Trailer Sunday - Chinese Puzzle

Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida
Indie Trailer Sunday - Ida

Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure
Indie Trailer Sunday - Force Majeure

Jeong-beom Lee's No Tears for the Dead
Indie Trailer Sunday - No Tears for the Dead

Brooklyn Street Dancing Doc Flex Is Kings
Indie Trailer Sunday - Flex Is Kings

Chris Eska's The Retrieval
Indie Trailer Sunday - The Retrieval

Cutter Hodierne's Fishing Without Nets
Indie Trailer Sunday - Fishing Without Nets

Phallological Museum Doc The Final Member
Indie Trailer Sunday - The Final Member

Romain Gavras's Our Day Will Come
Indie Trailer Sunday - Our Day Will Come

Black Box Film Charlie Victor Romeo
Indie Trailer Sunday - Charlie Victor Romeo

Stephen Frears' Philomena
Indie Trailer Sunday - Philomena

Paul Crowder's Formula 1 Doc 1: The Movie
Indie Trailer Sunday - 1: The Movie

Jamie Meltzer's Doc Informant
Indie Trailer Sunday - Informant

Biyi Bandele's Half of a Yellow Sun
Indie Trailer Sunday - Half of a Yellow Sun

Rowan Athale's Wasteland (aka The Rise)
Indie Trailer Sunday - Wasteland

Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda
Indie Trailer Sunday - Wadjda

Zach Heinzerling's Doc Cutie and the Boxer
Indie Trailer Sunday - Cutie and the Boxer

Nenad Cicin-Sain's The Time Being
Indie Trailer Sunday - The Time Being

Detroit Firefighter Doc Burn
Indie Trailer Sunday - Burn

Sergey Loznitsa's In The Fog
Indie Trailer Sunday - In The Fog

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.

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1 Comment


I love these. Great stuff.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2014

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