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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #78. Andrew Bujalski’s Support The Girls

Support The Girls

In a filmography that includes 2002’s Funny Ha Ha, 2005’s Mutual Appreciation, 2009’s Beeswax, 2013’s Computer Chess (read review) and 2015’s Results, Andrew Bujalski began production on Support The Girls this past May in Austin. Re-teaming with long time cinematographer Matthias Grunsky, this was looks to be a feminist thinkers comedy.

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With Regina Hall and Haley Lu Richardson toplining, this centers on Lisa Conroy (Hall) who may not love managing the restaurant Double Whammies, but she loves her employees more than anything, not only Danyelle (Shayna McHayle), and Maci (Richardson) her closest friends, but also her extended family. Unfortunately, the cheap, curmudgeonly owner Ben Cubby (James Le Gros) doesn’t care nearly as much, and confronts Lisa when he learns that she’s using the restaurant to raise money for Shaina (Jana Kramer), an employee in legal trouble related to an abusive boyfriend. To get even, the girls decide to sabotage the restaurant on the night of a major mixed martial arts fight.

Release Date/Prediction: Could easily find itself at SXSW or Locarno.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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