While the majority of the movie-going world is headed out to their nearest cinema to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend, this Indie Film Weekly series is here to suggest some smaller screen titles you’re not likely to find a thirty second television commercial spot for. Speaking of thirty second spots, have you seen advertisements for Vince Vaughn‘s new film Delivery Man? Did you know that this film is a remake of an award-winning independent Canadian film entitled Starbuck? What makes this remake more interesting than most hijacked by Hollywood pictures is that Starbuck writer/director Ken Scott wrote and directed Delivery Man.
Check out the two films below:
An aging slacker and former sperm donor discovers that he is the biological father of 533 children, and that 142 of them have filed a lawsuit to learn his true identity. Aside from the fact that he was a regular visitor at a fertility clinic 20 years ago, there’s nothing particularly remarkable about David Wozniak (Vaughn). Upon learning of the lawsuit, David considers letting the truth come out, and finds that sometimes the best fathers are the men who seem the least fit for parenting.
Now playing in theaters nationwide. Check your local movie theater for showtimes. Click here for more information about the film.
At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she’s pregnant, David’s past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he’s the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck.
Now Playing on Netflix Streaming. For more information about the film, visit Starbuck-lefilm.com.
Enjoy some great independent film this weekend!
Michael P. Noens