Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

Editor, U.S.; Los Angeles, California (@filmbenjamin)
As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are a few interesting flicks to make note of this fine n' frosty December. A further note... Indie Beat as a column will be taking a bit of a winter nap for the remainder of the year, but do not fret as the first days of 2014 will be bringing my 2013 favorites list, and both Slamdance and Sundance, so there is much to set our sights on for the new year... for now... the top 5 most intriguing indies in December.

LENNY COOKE (December 6)

Josh and Benny Safdie, the brothers behind the absurdest character studies, The Please Of Being Robbed and Daddy Longlegs, bring us their first documentary feature, the story of one Lenny Cooke. Once the top ranked high school basketball player, and touted to debut in the NBA on the level of LeBron James, Cooke's professional sports career never came to fruition in the way all the hype, but more importantly, all the talent suggested.

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