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Decapitated antiheroes, suicide bombers and 12-year-old soldiers round out this weekend's indie and limited release picks.

  • A History of Violence - Drama starring Viggo Mortensen, directed by David Cronenberg. In this screen adaptation of a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, Cronenberg explores how an act of heroism unexpectedly changes a man's life. [trailer | local showtimes]
  • Capote - Drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by Bennett Miller. Truman Capote believed fact could be as fascinating as fiction. While researching his book In Cold Blood, the author becomes friends with one of the killers. [trailer | local showtimes]
  • The Chumscrubber - Dark comedy starring Jamie Bell and Glenn Close, directed by Arie Posin. Dean (Jamie Bell) is a quiet teenager living in a beautiful (but emotionally vacant) suburb of California. The death of a troubled teen throws a suburban neighborhood into chaos, causing the adults to implode emotionally. Similar to the demonic-looking rabbit in Donnie Darko, the "Chumscrubber" is a post-apocalyptic icon that pops up when things take a turn for the worse. [trailer | local showtimes]
  • Innocent Voices - Drama starring Carlos Padilla, directed by Luis Mandoki. The bloody civil war which tore apart El Salvador in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of a young 11-year-old boy. Eleven is a pivotal age, because when he's 12, he'll be drafted into the government army. [trailer | local showtimes]
  • Paradise Now - Drama starring Kais Nashef and Ali Suliman, directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Filmed on location in Nablus, Nazareth and Tel Aviv, this movie chronicles the final days in the life of a suicide bomber. [trailer | local showtimes]