Here are two newly released trailer for two smaller movies, but two movies you should definitely be looking forward to. Both Dope and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl are indie films that have been tearing up the film festival circuit as of late. Usually it’s pretty hard to get looks at indie films, but luckily for us these movies have been so well received that we get the chance to. Here are the extraordinary new trailers for Dope and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
In Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
I can easily see why both have been raved about. Many movie-goers don’t really know about the indie world and if you don’t, these two trailers are great examples of what that world is like. These movies are made for dirt cheap, they aren’t made for the money or stardom, but rather the kind of material it is.
Both trailers feature a kind of passion and love, both in their own kind of way. Dope looks like a really fun and wacky coming-of-age story. Whereas Me and Earl and the Dying Girl feels like a heart-warming and touching tell of friendship. I know there’s a chance I won’t get to see them in a theater (stupid limited releases), but I will definitely be looking for the releases on home video and/or on demand.
Dope has a June 19th, 2015 release date. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opens on June 12th, 2015.