Favorite Indie Films?

7 Jul

Check out this article by Scott Macaulay in Filmmaker Magazine.  He has compiled a list of the most important and inspiring indie films for young filmmakers and audiences.

…Are today’s young audiences inspired by the current group of independent films? Do these films resonate with them on a deep enough level to inspire their devotion to — and investment in — the practice of making films outside of the studio system? If so, what are these films? Or, is an earlier generation of films and not the current one the ones that resonate most deeply with young viewers today?

1. A Woman Under the Influence
2. All the Real Girls
3. Buffalo 66
4. Chasing Amy
5. David Holtzman’s Diary
6. Do the Right Thing (Okay, a studio film, but it should be on this list…)
7. Down by Law
8. George Washington
9. Gummo
10. Happiness
11. Husbands
12. julien donkey-boy
13. Kids
14. Killer of Sheep
15. Minnie and Moskowitz
16. Stranger than Paradise

Tell us what you think.  Let us know in the comments which indie films turn your crank, ring your bell and make you dance in your seat. Old Joy? Breathless? How about Stardust Memories or My Own Private Idaho? I’m going with Stroszek, but I have a soft spot for crazy ol’ Werner Herzog.

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One Response to “Favorite Indie Films?”

  1. jibran101 September 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Good to see you have many John Cassavetes films on the list:)

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