After first unspooling at the Sundance Film Festival way back in January 2010, Spencer Susser's "Hesher" is finally making its way to theaters. In press release announcing distributor Wrekin Hill's new partnership with the National Entertainment Collectibles Association came word of the release date for the film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson.
We saw the film at SXSW and were disappointed, finding its cloying indie-movie-ness (brown palette, jittery handheld, cheap set design) grating and clichéd. That said, we admired the ambition, and Gordon-Levitt playing an unwashed burnout should be enough to sell your ticket. It hits major markets on May 13th.
Meanwhile, Wrekin Hill and co. have also picked up "The People Vs. George Lucas." Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the documentary chronicles the relationship between George Lucas and his fans, as well as the pop culture spread his films have created. The film has been making the festival rounds for a while now and looks interesting, though spending a feature length movie with "Star Wars"/Lucas nerds could potentially be irritating as hell. Guess we'll to have to see. No release date has been set, but it will hit theaters later this year.