Summer Movies Preview: Indies 'The Iceman,' 'Aftershock'

The Iceman Film Still - H 2013

The Iceman Film Still - H 2013

May brings Millenium Entertainment's film starring Michael Shannon joins Weinstein/Radius Co.'s Chinese earthquake disaster pic, along with Sony Pictures Classics' "Love Is All You Need" and "Before Midnight and IFC Films' "Frances Ha."

This story first appeared in the May 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Undaunted by the surrounding blockbusters, indie distributors will unleash festival titles in limited release for the more discerning art house crowd.

Millennium Entertainment's The Iceman, starring Michael Shannon as a notorious Mafia hit man, begins its run May 3, as does Susanne Bier's January-September romantic drama Love Is All You Need, from Sony Pictures Classics.

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The Weinstein Co. and its VOD label Radius will unleash the Chinese earthquake disaster pic Aftershock on May 10. IFC Films' Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig, follows a week later.

And SPC has booked the Memorial Day weekend for Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.