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Independent Films

Independent filmmakers have smaller budgets but more freedom to create.

1,000 Times Good Night Film Review star
Rebecca Thomas, photojournalist, travels to the world's combat zones to document injustice and violence. Her family constantly fears for her safety. After she is injured in a suicide bombing, can she reconcile her career with her family life?

5 Days of War Film Review star
August 2008 and the Beijing Olympics have just begun. Thomas Anders thinks the war he is covering in the former Soviet state of Georgia is more important. Can he get anyone to listen?

99 Homes Film Review star
The economic meltdown of 2008 and the subsequent home mortgage crisis set the stage for "99 Homes". A construction worker is evicted and finds the only work available is forcing others out of their homes. Ramin Bahrani's film is a masterful depiction of survival and redemption.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Film Review star
A horror/western/love story that features a female vampire and is set in Iran? You've never seen anything quite like Ana Lily Amirpour's genre-bending debut feature film.

August Rush Movie Review star
Combining reality with fairy tale elements, August Rush is a movie about believing in life, in yourself and in the people who love you.

Danny Collins Film Review star
Is it ever too late to change your life? A letter from John Lennon prompts an aging pop star to examine his ways in "Danny Collins". Al Pacino and Annette Bening star in this directorial debut from Dan Fogelman.

I Am Yours Film Review star
Mina is a character struggling to fulfill her romantic and independent desires, against the wishes of her conservative family. This semi-autobiographical film, "I Am Yours", is the debut of writer/director Iram Haq.

The Caller Film Review star
Frank Langella and Elliott Gould star in a story of corporate malfeasance and wartime resilience. Directed by Richard Ledes, "The Caller" won a Tribeca Film Festival award for best narrative feature set in New York city.

The Lesson Film Review star
A teacher's illusion of control is shattered when she is beset by a series of economic disasters. What lesson awaits her in this tense drama from Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov?

The Runner Film Review star
A Louisiana congressman clashes with the oil industry after the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. When Colin Pryce is forced to resign after the press uncovers an adulterous affair, will his ambition triumph over his idealism? Nicolas Cage stars as "The Runner".

The Stanford Prison Experiment Film Review star
Billy Crudup stars as a psychology professor who sets up a mock prison and is stunned by the results. Filmed with the cooperation of Dr. Philip Zimbardo, this is "The Stanford Prison Experiment".

Toe to Toe Movie Review star
A difficult film to review, Toe to Toe tells a story of two girl Lacrosse players who find and lose friendship then find their new places in life.

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