Taking the country music star story and turning it completely on its head, Wild Rose tells the story of Rose-Lynn, a single mother from Glasgow, Scotland, who dreams of making it to the stage in Nashville. Rose-Lynn is just out of a stint in prison, wears an ankle monitor, has a curfew, a smothering mother, and will do just about anything to get out. Starring Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose is playing now in select theaters.
Vancouver's Said The Whale already has a reputation for creative music videos, having won Canada's Audience Award at the Prism Prize and British Columbia's Leo Award for "UnAmerican". The followup video for "Record Shop" is just as ambitious, using 129 spinning records to create an animated experience.
After racking up the SXSW Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight and distribution from Roadside Attractions, directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz shared a look at their indie The Peanut Butter Falcon. The modern Mark Twain-style adventure follows Zak — a young boy with Down syndrome and dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. Having escaped from his nursing home, the aspiring Macho Man finds friendship and whiskey on the run with a small-time outlaw. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zachary Gottsagen, the film will be released on August 9, 2019.
Lil Nas X has released his follow-up to "Old Town Road" and it doesn't disappoint. The Atlanta rapper takes his Billy Ray Cyrus and raises a Kurt Cobain by sampling Nirvana's 1992 single "In Bloom." The accompanying visuals are giving off major Westworld vibes, featuring Lil Nas X and a female companion as futuristic, host-like androids.