Beginners Guide to Indie Films

Have you ventured into the world of indie movies? Indie movies or, independent movies, are small-budgeted films created by directors without huge production houses backing them up. An indie film does not get the promotion or marketing of a blockbuster movie, and is usually promoted through word of mouth or social media. These independent directors have more creative control and can talk about unconventional storylines. This is a great way to break free from the stereotypical Hollywood blockbusters and support the regular folks who have a new and different story to tell. Here are some great indie movies to start with.
 
Hell or High Water (2016)

In Hell or High Water, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster), go on a calculated bank robbery spree that puts them on a collision course with a West Texas Ranger (Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges) determined to take them down.
 
Camp X-Ray (2014)

Camp X-Ray stars Kristen Stewart as a guard in Guantanamo Bay and Peyman Maadi as an inmate. The story revolves around their developing relationship as perspectives are shifted. The actors beautifully anchor the movie towards a non-political and unbiased representation of
both sides.
 
Kedi (2016)

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the cat.
 
The Fits (2016)

While training at the gym, 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.
 
The African Doctor (2016)

Happily escaping a dictatorship, a Congolese doctor transplants his family to a small French village, where culture shock sets in for everyone.
 
Regression (2015)

Ethan Hawke plays the role of a detective, investigating the case of Angela (played by Emma Watson), who accuses her father of an unspeakable crime. The movie brings to life the refreshing qualities of a true detective movie.
 
Eye in the Sky (2016)

A military officer (Helen Mirren) in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone.
 
Still Alice (2014)

Julianne Moore stars as the lead of this indie film. The movie sees Moore as a professor who is slowing descending into Alzheimer’s. The movie was eventually reproduced by Hollywood due to its success. Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her performance.

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