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Will 'The Tree of Life,' 'Project Nim' or 'The Beaver' be summer's indie hit?
There are three films leading the pack of indie favorites hoping to make some noise at the box office as legitimate alternative summer fare. Terrence Malick's long awaited "The Tree of Life" should have a gala kick off during May's Cannes Film Festival and features Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in prominent roles. "The Beaver" already got strong reviews out of SXSW and will no doubt thrive off the Mel Gibson "comeback" curiosity factor. One doc that could break through, however, is Sundance favorite "Project Nim." Directed and produced by the filmmakers behind "Man on a Wire," "Nim" is a heartbreaking and emotional story of the real life ape who was raised as a child to see if he could learn to communicate humans. Other indies that could make noise include "Another Earth," "Homework," "Beginners" and "Submarine."