2011 Summer Movie Preview: Indie Flicks

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There are many indie films coming out this summer - some more well-known than others, but indie's provide a great alternative to those popular blockbusters everyone's talking about.

The biggest problem with Indie's is that they come out in limited release, so they are not available all over the country.  But they also usually come out on DVD/Blu-Ray sooner, so you should be able to see them fairy soon after their theatrical release.

Check out our guide to some of the best indie films coming out this summer:

Midnight in Paris (May 20) - A family explores the meaning of life on a trip to Paris that changes everything.  The movie explores the idea that people think others' lives are better than their own.

Midnight in Paris Poster

The Tree of Life (May 27) - The Tree of Life focuses on the eldest son, Jack, who is trying to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt).  As an adult (played by Sean Penn), Jack finds himself lost in the modern world, seeking answers to the meaning of life.

Tree of Life Poster

Beautiful Boy (June 3) - A couple must face the worst news a parent will ever have to face - their son has been shot and killed at his University. Things get even more devastating when they find out their son was the shooter.

Beautiful Boy Poster

Love, Wedding, Marriage (June 3) - Eva is a happy newlywed who also happens to be a marriage counselor.  She is thrown into a bit of a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.

Love, Wedding, Marriage

Submarine (June 3) - Oliver Tate has two missions in life.  One is to lose his virginity before he's 16 and the other is to stop the connection between his mother and her ex-lover who has shown up in her life. He meets a girl that just might help him do the first one, but the second one might be a little harder.

Submarine Poster

The Art of Getting By (June 17) - The film follows George and Sally, a pair of teens who become unlikely friends.  George has manage to get through high school without doing much of anything, whereas Sally is a popular, but complicated girl.  The two share a special bond.

The Art of Getting By Poster

A Better Life (June 24) - A gardener from East L.A struggles to keep his son away from the bad influences in the area and create a better life for him by doing landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

A Better Life Poster

The Perfect Host (July 1) - A man turns the tables on a bank robber who's hiding out in his house by making him the subject of a weird and twisted dinner party.

The Perfect Host Poster

The Devil's Double (July 29) - An interesting look at the house of Saddam Hussein through the eyes of a man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Poster for The Devil's Double

Higher Ground - (August 12) - Higher Ground follows a couple, spanning from the '60s to '80s, who have dedicated their lives to God by joining a small hippie church.  The film explores the relationship between the couple and the rest of this tight-knit, eccentric community.

Circumstance (August 19) - A family in Iran must learn to deal with their children as they grow up.  Their daughter is sexually rebelling and going her own way and their son is developing a dangerous obsession.

Circumstance Poster

Our Idiot Brother (August 26) - A idealist man is forced to move in with his three overachieving sister, causing both inspiration and havoc in their lives.

Paul Rudd in My Idiot Brother

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