Indie Films Are Not Made With Curry.
I know, I thought they were too. I remember seeing a few brief moments of Chutney Popcorn
, and seeing the two Indian–from India, actresses and there was a moment I think someone had on a traditional Saree and I thought to myself ok so is this what they mean by an Indie film
. I’m serious I am not trying to make a bad joke, I really thought that and then I got to listening about ‘Indie’ music and I thought these people they are talking about are not Indian (or Asian depending on who you ask) so what’s that all about?My mind is an quaint little labyrinth isn’t it…. and it dawned on me that ’indie’ stood for independant ha ha…
Anyways somewhere between discovering the glorious existence of Bollywood and the magic of the IFC channel I developed an affection for the slightly subversive nature of independent film makers.
Then I realized, I had been watching them all along… She’s Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, School Daze (my favorite movie) I think Fresh and Clockers were independent too.
Some of my other favorite movies are independent (The Virgin Suicides, even the overkilled Crash). When they said Sundance Festival they weren’t talking about Hippies in Hair dancing around Central Park.
It was actually named by Robert Redford for his character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(I always thought of that when I heard the name so how convenient).
Welcome To the Dollhouse, Saved!, Girlfight, Napoleon Dynamite came from the epitome of irony as it is in it apparent state. Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces was priceless, as was a very funny and sad Sally Struthers.
In short I find independant films beautiful.