Elizabeth Olsen

'Paris Can Wait,' 'Ingrid Goes West,' 'The Hero' offer grown-up alternatives to typical summer blockbusters

'Paris Can Wait,' 'Ingrid Goes West,' 'The Hero' offer grown-up alternatives to typical summer blockbusters

Whether you’re a classic art-house moviegoer of a certain age or a younger film lover looking for adventure beyond action yarns, there are options amid the costumed superheroes and wannabe blockbusters that make up the stereotypical movie releases of summer.

And specialized distributors are competing for your attention.

Newer companies such as A24, Neon, Gunpowder and Sky, Broad Green Pictures and The Orchard — not to mention theatrical releases backed by the streaming platforms Netflix and Amazon — are challenging established players such as Sony Pictures Classics, Roadside Attractions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures for younger and older...

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