Chris Lloyd’s five must-see films at Indy Film Fest

I, Origins

“I, Origins” – The festival’s opening night film is a mind-tripping doozy from writer/director Mike Cahill, who made “Another Earth” a few years back. Michael Pitt plays a molecular biologist who thinks he’s found the answer to the mysteries of the cosmos in his lover’s eyes. Think “Inception” meets “The Tree of Life.” (July 17)

Life After Beth

“Life After Beth” – The end of the festival offers a stark contrast to the beginning: the closing night film is a zombie romantic comedy featuring rising stars Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”) and Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”). Teenage romance blooms until Beth dies tragically … but then, miraculously, she comes back! And this time not only is she hungry for love, but also human flesh. Co-starring John C. Reilly and Anna Kendrick. (July 26)

Bluebird

“Bluebird” – This bleak, mournful drama set in frigid Maine features Amy Morton as a school bus driver who makes a terrible mistake that imperils the life of a small boy and the stability of her entire family. Reminiscent of “Winter’s Bone.” The powerhouse cast includes John Slattery (“Mad Men”), Margo Martindale (“August: Osage County”), Adam Driver (“Girls”), Louisa Krause and Emily Meade. (July 24 and 26)

You'll Be a Man

“Tu Seras un Homme (You’ll Be a Man)” – A tender coming-of-age dramedy, this French film examines the growing friendship between a shy 10-year-old boy and the troublemaker 20-year-old who walks into his life and nudges him out of his shell. Heartwarming, funny and off-beat. (July 20 and 25)

Point and Shoot

“Point and Shoot” – This fascinating documentary follows the harrowing real-life adventures of filmmaker/journalist Matthew VanDyke, who decided to go on a post-grad school motorcycle jaunt through the Arab countries for “a crash course in manhood.” Instead, he found himself a front-lines combatant in the Libyan revolution of 2011. Eventually he is captured and held in solitary confinement for six months. (July 21 and 26)

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