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Movies You’ve (Probs) Never Heard Of, But MUST See This Summer
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
The film follows Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school student, as he coasts through his senior year making short films with his best friend Earl (RJ Cyler). His mom (Connie Britton) forces him to start talking to Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate recently diagnosed with cancer, and the two instantly hit it off.
This documentary tells the story of the six Angulo brothers who lived locked away from society in their New York City apartment. Their only window into the outside world came from movies they watched and tried to recreate. Eventually, the delicate environment of their apartment changes when one of the brothers decides to leave.
“Infinitely Polar Bear”
Mark Ruffalo plays Cameron Stuart, a manic depressive father, in this comedic drama. After his estranged wife goes to New York City to complete her MBA, Stuart is left trying to raise his two young daughters alone. The film follows the ups and downs of Stuart’s condition while juggling single parenting and trying to reestablish his family life.
“The End of the Tour”
Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) spent five days in 1996 with novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) on a leg of his tour promoting his novel Infinite Jest. The film recounts Lipsky’s journey with the accredited author when fame changed his life.
“The Stanford Prison Experiment”
(Trailer coming soon!)
In the summer of 1971, Stanford University conducted a psychological experiment on 24 male students that later became known as the Stanford Prison Experiment. Psychology professor Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) lead the experiment in which students served as either prisoners or prison guards in a mock prison. The film stars Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, and Thomas Mann among others as they recreate what happened in the basement of Standford’s psychology building.