Photo Gallery Update: "Stick It," "Wassup Rockers," and "The Proposition"
From the creators of that modern classic, "Bring it On," comes another flick about girl athletes that don't get enough respect: gymnasts. Starring Missy Peregrym as the punkish, rebellious teen protagonist, "Stick It" promises lots of flipping, twisting, tumbling action for the family crowd.
Writer-director Jessica Bendinger must have channeled both Busby Berkeley and taken a cue from star Jeff Bridges' dream sequence in "The Big Lebowski" to get this memorable shot.
The Larry Clark fans out there might be interested to peek at the American Apparel-esque stills from his latest pseudo-doc drama, "Wassup Rockers." This tale is set in South Central LA and follows a band of Latino skater-teens (all first-time actors, using their real names) as they voyage out of the "safety" of the hood and into the uncharted territory of Beverly Hills.
"Wassup Rockers" screened at this year's Slamdance, and is set for limited release June 23, 2006.
Another festival film with some indie buzz was Australian western "The Proposition," starring Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone and Emily Watson. First Look Pictures will distribute in limited release May 5 in New York City.
An ultra-violent, starkly beautiful pic, "The Proposition" was written and scored by none other than Nick Cave; if you know Cave's music, you can guess what the film's vibe will be like. For Tim's Sundance capsule review, click here.