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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #47. Marianna Palka’s Egg


While you were sleeping, Marianna Palka was busy creating. We’ll never be able to forget the transparency of the shared experience that is Lucy Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens (the definition of selflessness). This summer we saw the Scottish born, New York actress on Television’s GLOW, but it’s her indie filmmaking work that sets her apart. She added a fifth film to her filmography (2008’s Good Dick, 2014’s I’m the Same, 2015’s Always Worthy and 2016’s Bitch) with a shot in NYC Egg during the summer.

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Written by Risa Mickenberg, this stars Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe. Reiner will play a conceptual artist while Akinnagbe will play her passive-aggressive feminist husband presenting a radical alternative to motherhood. Hendricks will portray her pregnant art school rival with Basche playing her money-hungry spouse. Camp will portray a surrogate for Reiner’s character.

Release Date/Prediction: This looks to be headed at either SXSW or Tribeca.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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