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This Weekend's Indies: 'Nightcrawler,' 'Goodbye to Language 3D,' 'The Great Invisible' and more

Opening this week: an ambitious journalist goes too far, Jean-Luc Godard ventures into 3D, the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill resonate, a recluse in Maine makes art out of reclaimed Barbies.

Nightcrawler:  Jake Gyllenhaal plays the guy who chases down breaking news stories in his car and sells them to local televison channels. Reportedly, he lost 20 pounds to play the character, whose desperation to make ends meet lands him with this unique profession. It's definitely not a movie about Nightcrawler, as portrayed by Alan Cumming in X-Men 2.

Goodbye to Language 3D: Jean-Luc Godard is the most recent auteur to jump on the 3D movie trend with Goodbye to Language, which shared the Jury prize in Cannes earlier this year. The subject matter is still elusive but supposedly, Godard, now 83, gets innovative with 3D filmmaking to superimpose one image over the other. And the dog in the movie is Godard's own!

The Great Invisible: The Deepwater Horizon explosion happened four years ago, causing the deaths of 11 crewmen and leaving countless local and environmental rammifications. The Great Invisible returns to the largest oil spill in U.S. history to tell the story of these lasting effects. Our conversation with Margaret Brown details the tricky narrative challenges involved in telling this story.

Magical Universe: In limited release this weekend, Magical Universe documents the 10-year friendship between director Jeremy Workman and aging outsider artist Al Carbee. Workman stumbled upon the charming recluse when vacationing in Maine with his then-girlfriend, uncovering Carbee's small but magical universe. 


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