Thriller ‘Love Lives Bleeding’ With Kristen Stewart, ‘Glitter & Doom’ Romance With Indigo Girls Soundtrack, Open In Limited Release – Specialty Preview

A24’s psychological thriller Love Lies Bleeding by director Rose Glass starring Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Jena Malone and Anna Baryshnikov, with Dave Franco and Ed Harris, opens in limited release on five screens in New York and L.A., expanding next week. A reclusive gym manager Lou (Stewart) falls hard for Jackie (O’Brian), an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family. Written by Rose Glass and Weronika Tofilskav. Premiered at Sundance, see Deadline review.

(A24’s The Problemista by Julio Torres staring Torres and Tilda Swinton expands to 20 screens.)

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Glitter & Doom from Music Box Films, a fantastical queer romance told through the music of the Indigo Girls, opens at the Quad in NYC and Laemmle LA. The film, which has played gala slots at over 50 LGBTQ+ festivals globally, features 25 reimagined Indigo Girls songs, produced and arranged by Michelle Chamuel (Runner up, The Voice) including “Galileo”, “Get Out The Map”, “World Falls” and “Power Of Two.” They also wrote and recorded a new original song, “What We Wanna Be”, for the film, which will be eligible for the Academy Awards 2024-25 Best Original Song. The Indigo Girls have been enjoying a mid-career resurgence following their “Closer To Fine” being prominently featured in Barbie.

The story follows the love-at-first-sight journey of a circus dreamer, played by Filipino star Alex Diaz, and struggling musician, UK newcomer Alan Cammish. Ming Na-Wen and Missi Pyle co-star as Glitter and Doom’s respective mothers. With Lea DeLaria, Tig Notaro, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Drag Race alum Peppermint, Broadway star Beth Malone and the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

Roadside Attractions opens Accidental Texan By Mark Lambert Bristol, starring Thomas Haden Church, Rudy Pankow and Carrie-Anne Moss at 134 theaters nationwide — including about 60 in Texas. Stranded in Buffalo Gap, Texas, fledgling actor Erwin (Pankow) meets Merle (Haden Church), a veteran oil driller who’s about to lose everything he owns. In desperate straits, Merle asks Eriwn to pose as his landman to fool the police and a corrupt oil company owner. Written by Julie Denny and Cole Thompson.

Greenwich Entertainment’s Sundance-premiering Mars documentary Space: The Longest Goodbye by Ido Mizrahy debuts at the Quad. In the next decade, NASA will send astronauts to Mars for the first time. Separated from Earth, and unable to communicate with ground in real time, crew members will experience extreme isolation that could gravely affect their three-year journey. This Sundance-premiering documentary follows a savvy NASA psychologist tasked with protecting daring space explorers. written by Ido Mizrahy and Nir Sa’ar.

Mubi’s Kevin McDonald documentary High & Low – John Galliano also opens at the Quad, adding L.A.’s Laemmle Royal next week. The rise-and-fall story of fashion designer John Galliano, who was one of the most successful names in 1990s and 2000s couture until his career abruptly ended when he was caught on camera in 2011 hurling antisemitic and racist insults at bystanders in Paris. The doc traces Galliano’s working and private life through the decades, candidly investigating his struggles with addiction and the industry pressure he faced along the way. Featuring conversations with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Anna Wintour, Edward Enninful and more. Premiered at Telluride.

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