Posts Tagged ‘indy film fest’
Arcadia - lede


This coming-of-age story about a 12-year-old girl showcases the acting talents of Ryan Simpkins, and the storytelling acumen of writer/director Olivia Silver.
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General Education

A terrific cast can't quite overcome a stale, sitcom-y feel to this high school comedy.

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Cinema Six

Not the slickest production ever, but "Cinema Six" takes the audience inside the wonderfully untidy world of movie-theater exhibition.
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Despite some shortcomings in its screenplay, I recommend "Rubberneck" for its top-drawer acting and moody visuals.

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See Girl Run

A woman returns to her hometown, hoping to rekindle an old flame. But this smart film is more about the possibility of their reconnection than the actual thing.
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Searching for Sonny

A professional-looking production with more enthusiasm than wit, "Searching for Sonny" is about a high school reunion-cum-murder/mystery whodunit.

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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

A technically dazzling but fatally self-absorbed combination of testimonial video and different animation styles.
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Somebody Up There Likes Me

A wickedly funny black comedy about a guy stumbling through life without much of a plan and even less of a clue.


Another Earth

The best of the summer releases, this film proves that sci-fi spectacles don't have to be loud to blow audiences away.

Mike Cahill, “Another Earth”

The writer-director of "Another Earth" sits down with the Yap to discuss his film debut and the sci-fi genre's ability to externalize internal monologues.

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Robbie Pickering, Writer/Director, “Natural Selection”

Pickering speaks of basing his film on real life, creating characters who are more than archetypes and avoiding politics in a film about conservative Christians.
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The Green Wave

A powerful look at the Green Revolution of Iran in 2009 told through interviews, archival footage and haunting animation.

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Hannah Fidell, “We’re Glad You’re Here”

The filmmaker behind "We're Glad You're Here" discusses her film as a feminist experiment, filling a hole in the independent-film scene and life imitating art.
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Something Left, Something Taken

An adorably informative short film, "Something Left, Something Taken" is THE animated film for fans of "CSI" but is middle-school appropriate.