Arts

By Laura Werling

Interested in those little, low-budget, independent films that are not so huge in the box office but definitely huge in talent and rich in content? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This fall, when the chilly air kicks in and the leaves have fallen, stay warm by heading to the movies for one of these great upcoming indie films.

Little White Lies
Cast: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel
Director: Guillaume Canet
“Little White Lies” is a French film that tells the story of the ups and downs of life for a group of middle-aged adults, all friends and connected in one way or another. It is a passionate and genuine story of youthful lightheartedness transforming into adult experiences of true happiness and heartache; director Guillaume Canet has created a world attuned to the inner workings of modern relationships between friends and lovers in a heartwarming must-see film.

Movie poster courtesy of Fandango

Liberal Arts
Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins
Director: Josh Radnor
“Liberal Arts” is the funny and touching story of Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor), a thoughtful and introspective man working in a college admissions office in New York City. Though he lives in an exciting city, he feels nostalgia for his own college experience in Ohio, where his life was full of fun and hopefulness. When his college professor (Richard Jenkins) asks Jesse to speak at his retirement dinner, he immediately agrees to return to his alma mater. There he meets Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), a clever and beautiful college sophomore, and his optimism for the possibilities and connections in life is revived.

Movie poster courtesy of Fandango

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Director: Steve Chbosky
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, based on the best selling novel by Steve Chbosky, is the honest and heartwarming film that chronicles the highs and lows of moving from adolescence into adulthood. The characters experience dealing with love, hope, loss, and forming connections in life, and most importantly, making and keeping loyal friends that are there through it all.

2012 Summit Entertainment

Originally published September 2012
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