The second in the Sundance series that I mentioned previously will hit participating theaters on September 19. It's a British movie called In This World about a couple of Afghan refugees heading to London. While it's certainly a step up from The Other Side of the Bed, it's a bit dry and doesn't have much to sink your teeth into.
I may be in the minority on this one (although Rotten Tomatoes has posted only 5 reviews as of today). See what you think.
I'm curious about the choices that have been made for this series, not only the films themselves but the cities, too (New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.). Most of these cities already have plenty of opportunities to see independent or foreign movies. I understand that the organizers probably wanted to pick places that had a proven market for such things, but if I were going to do a nationwide mini-festival, I think I'd pick some of the American towns that never get to see any movies that aren't in the box office top 10.
Don't give me the old "nobody there wants to see indie/subtitled movies" excuse. I think if you picked better movies and turned the series into a well-publicized local event, people would go.
What do I know?