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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • A painstaking effort to reunite forgotten films with their owners

    A painstaking effort to reunite forgotten films with their owners
    Inside a 260,000-square-foot warehouse just over the Grapevine off Interstate 5, an archivist from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences clambered up a ladder to inspect a stack of dusty 35-millimeter film cans. "What are some of the titles we'...
  • Oscars 2015: J.K. Simmons wins supporting actor for 'Whiplash'

    J.K. Simmons has found his tempo. The veteran performer won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday with his portrayal of a domineering music teacher in the taut jazz drama "Whiplash." Accepting his first Oscar (on his first nomination), Simmons...
  • Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin

    Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin
    The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...
  • 'Zombie Killers' movie, which gets Bethlehem showing Saturday, looks to bring the dead back to life

    'Zombie Killers' movie, which gets Bethlehem showing Saturday, looks to bring the dead back to life
    Dee Wallace, the actress best known for playing the mother in “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial,” describes her new film as “a real statement on human nature — that we all have this life going on and this opportunity to live a full life,...
  • Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88; Hollywood scion forged his own path

    Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88; Hollywood scion forged his own path
    Samuel Goldwyn Jr., who was born into one of the founding families of the Hollywood studio system but became a champion of independent film productions, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. The cause was congestive heart...
  • Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns
    A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white...
  • Festival's films are captivating and entertaining

    Festival's films are captivating and entertaining
    The documentaries "Little White Lie" and "The Go-Go Boys: the Inside Story of Cannon Films" are captivating, entertaining, enlightening, and though-provoking. Both documentaries screen during the 18th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival. In the deeply...
  • What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

    What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival
    Just as Hollywood's awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to showcase emerging and...
  • Chicago represents at Sundance Film Festival

    Chicago represents at Sundance Film Festival
    The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah, with a pair of films from Chicago directors who also happened to be married to one another. Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies") debuts his latest feature "Digging for Fire," co-created with...
  • Sundance 2015: Cobie Smulders pregnant on-screen and off in 'Unexpected'

    Sundance 2015: Cobie Smulders pregnant on-screen and off in 'Unexpected'
    Who’s counting? “Unexpected,” which premieres Sunday at Sundance as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition, is technically Kris Swanberg’s third feature film. Yet it is the first feature on which she has used such common elements of...
  • Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked

    Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked
    Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...