The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (June) The latest offbeat documentary from the great Errol Morris focuses on Elsa Dorfman, a photographer renowned for her use of a Polaroid camera that takes enormous instant snapshots—20 inches by 24 inches. Morris, typically, is less interested in the pictures that Dorfman sells to her clients than he is in the pictures that her clients discard … and in Dorfman herself.
A Ghost Story (July) A movie that debuted at Sundance to almost universal raves, David Lowery’s return to indie filmmaking (following last year’s remake of Pete’s Dragon) stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara in … a ghost story. Word is that it’s best to see this with as little foreknowledge of the plot as possible, so let’s just say that Affleck, hot on the heels of his Oscar-winning performance in Manchester by the Sea, plays the titular ghost, and leave the rest to be discovered.
Wind River (August) Over the past two years, actor Taylor Sheridan (best known for a recurring role on Sons of Anarchy) has emerged as one of the most gifted screenwriters around, having penned both Sicario and Hell or High Water. His directorial debut stars Jeremy Renner as a tracker assisting a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who’s investigating a dead body found on a Native American reservation. Reaction at Sundance earlier this year was somewhat mixed, but Sheridan is someone to follow closely.