Welcome back to Alt Weekly, a column in which we shine a spotlight on the independent films brave enough to open opposite Hollywood's behemoth blockbusters before rolling out in wider release.
This week pits two very different tales of child-rearing opposite the ghoulish likes of "Mama."
Filmmaker Cred: This is director/co-writer Sheldon Candis's feature-length debut; he's made a number of shorts.
Star Power: Common, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Meagan Good, Danny Glover, Michael K. Williams and newcomer Michael Rainey, Jr.
Release Details: Opening exclusively at these AMC Theaters across the country.
See This If ... You seek something low-key amid all the mainstream action/horror offerings.
Filmmaker Cred: This documentary marks the first collaboration between directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore.
Star Power: No.
Festival/Awards Buzz: After premiering at last summer's Los Angeles Film Festival, this look at the modern preservation of midwife birthing practices took home the Audience Award.
Release Details: "Birth Story" opened in NYC on January 16th and will soon open in these other cities.
See This If ... The C-section exposé is already sold out.