5 Most Intriguing Indies In June

Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas (@peteramartin)

We're one month into Hollywood's summer blockbuster season and brave distributors continue to lob independent firecrackers into theatres.

Some of the titles I picked last month are now in the process of expanding throughout the U.S., but what's on the horizon for June? I've picked a new handful of the most intriguing indies that will be receiving theatrical releases this month, films that I haven't seen yet. You're invited to share your picks in the comments section. If you live outside the U.S., what are the local titles you're most anticipating?

Call Me Kuchu (June 14)

The legality of gay marriage is a hot-button issue in the U.S., but in Uganda, "a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death." That's enough to grab anyone's attention. Revolving around activist David Kato, the first openly gay man in the country, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, the documentary bears witness to a shocking crime. Advance word has been extremely positive.

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