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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • 'Aviation Cocktail' doesn't quite fly

    'Aviation Cocktail' doesn't quite fly
    The kidnapping and murder of a young woman in a sleepy 1950s Middle America hamlet send the intertwining lives of three good ol' boys into a tailspin in "The Aviation Cocktail." When the firing squad formed by the townsfolk fails to execute the...
  • From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....
  • Laemmle to offer liquor in theaters and open new rooftop restaurant

    Laemmle to offer liquor in theaters and open new rooftop restaurant
    The Laemmle Monica 4-Plex plans to join the new wave of luxury movie theaters by offering alcoholic beverages to drink inside its theaters along with two new eateries as part of a larger renovation project, reports the Santa Monica Daily Press. The...
  • Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity

    Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity
    Israel's most well-known director is scheduled to be a guest of honor at this year's ninth annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. Avi Nesher will screen old and new films, hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in in-depth discussions...
  • Film screenings available to community

    Film screenings available to community
    The Miami Jewish Film Festival has a couple of upcoming events planned for the community that include the launching of a community cinema series through a partnership with other organizations and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Mel Brooks'...
  • Alison Thompson's Harsh Look at Indie Market at London Fest

    "We're in the most difficult time in which I've worked in my entire career," veteran sales agent Alison Thompson told a packed audience of producers, financiers and other industry delegates in London Oct. 15. The assessment of the film sales landscape...
  • Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'

    Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'
    In an eerie echo of his off-screen turmoil, actor Stephen Collins, who is currently under investigation for alleged child molestation, portrays a pedophile priest in an independent short film that has played at film festivals recently. The 11-minute...
  • Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. The laurel, which honors the film industry's most notable talents, will lionize Redford...
  • Lucas Museum gives most detailed version yet of its vision

    Lucas Museum gives most detailed version yet of its vision
    Pledging to "challenge the way people think about museums," the coming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will feature "popular art from illustration to comics, an insider’s perspective on the cinematic creative process, and the boundless potential of...
  • As the Indie Biz Booms, Budding Filmmakers Need to Stand Out

    One of my guilty pleasures is to read the dozens of mini reviews of new indie films that run Fridays in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. I admire their commitment to support the indie scene with reviews, but it's daunting (if darkly amusing)...
  • Three Game-Changing Female Producers Make Sure Passion-Driven Films Hit the Screen

    Perhaps the least interesting thing about Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker and Molly Smith is that these game-changing film financiers happen to be the scions of three of America's wealthiest families -- a status that's more Trivial Pursuit factoid than it is...