independent films

Culture & Arts
So why would a highly esteemed professional such as Dr. Hurwitz prescribe such vast amounts of painkillers to his patients
Politics
The last person I would ever think about over a sunny holiday weekend is Donald Trump. Especially after watching a movie about a group of orphans in a land far, far away.
Entertainment
Set in the surreal, celluloid and white powder coalesce spurring the imagination in a way unparalleled by any other film event.
Los Angeles
In 1996, filmmakers Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent made a $50,000 film only to be turned down by every festival. So they organized a festival of their own - it featured their film and fifteen other starless, low-budget indies.
Entertainment
Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.
Entertainment
Menahem Golan -- half of the Go-Go Boys team that stormed Hollywood in the 1980s and departed in disgrace -- just died in Israel at age 85 of natural causes.
Entertainment
It may not be easy to imagine a modern fable, almost a fairy tale, set in post-war Laos, where unexploded bombs and grenades
Queer Voices
Going to a club and handing a cute lesbian a flyer that says, "Come to our fundraising event!" feels so basic compared with treating your movie like a person, giving it a Twitter handle, and then wondering, "What would my movie tweet today? What does it have to say?"
Impact
Mike Grabowski: Be aware that everyone is passionate and wants to create and make films that are going to CHANGE THE WORLD
Culture & Arts
I miss fresh voices. Different voices. Independent film was the voice of the counterculture, the proletariat, the marginalized. If I can't find them at my arthouse cinema, where can I find them?
Los Angeles
Patient: "I never fit in with those moms. I mean, they don't work." Therapist: "You don't work." Writer-director Jill Soloway
Entertainment
The tale of how Nayla Al Khaja became the United Arab Emirate's first female independent film maker is like the script of a drama itself, filled with hidden ambition, sacrifices and heartbreak.
Entertainment
As we approach the Oscars, another film based on our 16th president, Saving Lincoln, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before.
Videos
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest "independent" film festival in the world. But is it truly "independent" anymore? Who does it actually help? Robert Berger, Mike Ryan and Rick Alverson join Ricky for the discussion.
Los Angeles
I object to the idea that the personal and the political have nothing to do with each other. I suspect it is precisely this divided consciousness that makes for a political culture as brutal, unkind and ineffective as the one we endure today.
Culture
Dozens of filmmakers from 13 different countries are preparing to bring their films, their dreams and their hopes for success to the third annual New Hope Film Festival.
Comedy
Sometimes I can't help myself, and I do the worst thing imaginable in modern society. I read comments online. I'm not proud, but I've found some recurring themes about me and my new movie, God Bless America, that I'd like to address.
Entertainment
Now that Kickstarter has become a permanent fixture of the independent film community, it can be difficult to sift through all of the projects on offer. To help you narrow it down, here are my picks for five films worth donating to this month.
Culture
My favorite Sara Driver story involves her 1981 film of Paul Bowles's short story, You Are Not I. This weekend You Are Not I screens in a retrospective at Anthology Film Archives.
Moviefone
As we start off 2012, I wanted to take a moment to lay out what I think are some of the brightest and biggest trends to watch for -- things that are going to affect independent film audiences and filmmakers in the year ahead.