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This Weekend's Indies: 'Metallica,' 'Inequality for All,' and More

Opening in limited release today: The indie offerings this week include a dash of heavy metal, a financial-politics documentary, and cannibals!

Metallica: Through The Never: Despite the presence and full participation of Metallica, this is not a documentary, but rather a narrative film about a roadie (Dane DeHaan) for the metal legends, who goes on an errand for the band and encounters … a riot? Monsters? The apocalypse? So we're looking at a 3D part-concert movie, part-action blockbuster. It might end up selling tickets just on the curiosity factor alone.

Muscle Shoals: Sound City was a hit documentary in the first half of 2013, so why wouldn't the marketplace be able to bear another doc about a classic recording studio, this time the titular Muscle Shoals in Alabama, which produced such hits as "Brown Sugar" and "I'll Take You There."

We Are What We Are: This here is an English-language remake of the 2010 Mexican horror film of the same name. The original made a name for itself on the festival circuit as an uncommonly affecting horror film. It may be about cannibals, but it's also about … family?

Inequality for All: Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich finds himself the subject of Jacob Kornbluth's documentary about the country's economic problems and ever-widening class gap. Fun stuff? Likely not. But very possibly necessary nonetheless.


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