I Love Independent Movies

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 333 People

    Some of the Best

    I just watched Away From Her this morning. I am a big fan of Sarah Polley- her My Life Without Me is just beautiful, as was this movie. I listened to an interview with her on NPR the other day, and she is someone who really gets it. What I like about her is what I like indies in...
    racin4065 racin4065
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2008
    TheDonnieLama TheDonnieLama
    26-30, M
    Oct 4, 2014

    Breaking the Waves

    We have Sundance, IFC and Bravo.   one of my favorites that comes to mind is "Breaking the Waves".  It's a total headtrip.  I'm sitting here thinking that I could make a list a mile long... haha.  A documentary that I love is "Grey Gardens...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    Extraordinary Treasures

    My favs are Brit, French and Canadian Indies. What I like about this kind of movies is that they leave the trodden paths.
    RickiChickie RickiChickie
    51-55, F
    Feb 1, 2011

    Just watched Don Jon.

    Have to say its as good as (500) Days of Summer.
    kennytnguyen kennytnguyen
    26-30, M
    Jan 3, 2014

    Theres More Substance

    independent films have actual stories and they make you think , foreign films are also great. theres more there than just action theres a story theres beauty behind them. you have films like Donnie Darko,amelie,eraserhead,my own private idaho, mar adentro, theres a lot of great...
    agonyblue agonyblue
    18-21
    Sep 2, 2011

    Waking Life

    I saw Waking Life on the independent film channel a few years ago and it just grabbed me. I love art and unique mental stimulation and this film appealed to both. The movie was first filmed and then the art director himself created a computer program to animate the film in a...
    JadeKarma JadeKarma
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

    Why I Prefer Independent Movies To Hollywood

    My favorite movies are independent movies, foreign movies and documentaries. Most big budget Hollywood movies leave me cold. Quite often when I see a Hollywood movie it seems to me it is only there to make money. There's not much passion or art involved. I don't mean to be a snob...
    Bluetraveler Bluetraveler
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    Oh the Trauma!

    I just had my first experience writing out an entire story and then having it deleted by an internet connection problem. Oh dear! Anyway, I love indie films because they tend to be really subversive! I live in the Vancouver area, so there are festivals almost year round where...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    Unapologetic Film Snob

    I am a film snob.  You will not find me at any movie featuring Mattew McConaughey, Nicholas Cage, or Eddie Murphey.  Ever.  I do, however, part with a lot of my money at the theater to watch indie films.  Going to the movies alone is one of my favorite...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    LOVE Love Love It

    i wish i had EVERY independent film ever made. i swear i do, and if anyone has any suggestions on a movie you think i would like then just tell me. :P i love love love them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 21, 2009

    They Are Pure Art

     I really like Independent films for precisely the reason they are made. They are art with an uncorrupted message that the fat cats with the big wallets probably didn't understand so they nixed it. I find them honest in their story and many are exploring subjects the large...
    34Einnor 34Einnor
    70+
    1 Response Jan 5, 2010

    Speaks To The Soul

    somthing about indie films touches me more then anything . the  last film i watched was JELLY FISH and i enjoyed it so much, it made me start writing poetry again :)
    rjone194 rjone194
    22-25, F
    Dec 20, 2010

    I Had An Epiphany While Watching Sueno...

    I have often wondered why, despite rave reviews, I seldom feel the urge to see the Hollywood blockbusters. After many instances of pondering I arrived at my conclusion which is this: BIG HOLLYWOOD HAS NO SOUL!!! Romantic comedies, dramas, war films, action movies, etc... all...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2008

    This Year

    at sundance, i saw four of the most amazing indie films ever. 'otto: or, up with dead people': a hilarious midnight comedy about a gay zombie with an identity crisis. 'anywhere, USA' : an endearing comedy in three parts. first, the story of two estranged white-trash lovers...
    possibly possibly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2008

    Sundance Film Festival

    I am going in a few weeks. Been twice before; it's a blast. Great movies and skiing followed by wonderful restaurants and celebrity watching. Is anyone going there that has heard any buzz for movies that will be showing?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 4, 2011

    The Pureness Of A Indie Film Is Refreshing...

    most movies we see today that are main stream are either cliche'd or have no real meaning or purpose to them every now and than we stumble across movies that portray real feelings of real situations but the problem is people these day wanna see high paced actions and thriller...
    kayXmarieX kayXmarieX
    16-17, F
    Dec 1, 2010

    Troubadours - March 2nd

    Great documentary about the Troubadour, a famous LA nightclub that hatched many of the singer songwriters of the 70's. I saw it this year at Sundance. Great music and interviews with James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and on and on. It on "American Masters...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 27, 2011
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