Via Agnes, information about Undiscovered Gems, a new film series sponsored by IndieWIRE, Emerging Pictures and the New York Times. The goal of the series is to present the films at screenings around the country and have audiences vote on their favorite films. The prize for the winning film: a distribution deal with Emerging Pictures. One of the participating venues is the Galaxy Theater in Cary, NC, just outside of Raleigh.
Some of the films in competition include Jem Cohen’s Chain (one of my favorite films in recent memory), the Duplass Brothers’ The Puffy Chair (another recent fave), and this month’s selection is Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation, which I’ve been wanting to see for a while. If you’re in the neighborhood of one of the participating venues, this series looks like it would be well worth supporting.