Independent Films

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1.
Keith (2008)
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Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life... (93 mins.)
Director: Todd Kessler
 
2.
Last Day of Summer (2009)
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This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss... (85 mins.)
Director: Vlad Yudin
 
3.
The Last Word (2008)
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A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client. (90 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Haley
 
4.
Burning Palms (2010)
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A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate. (105 mins.)
 
5.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
 
6.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
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When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. (99 mins.)
 
7.
Daydream Nation (2010)
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A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate. (98 mins.)
 
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Boot Camp (2008)
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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed. (99 mins.)
 
9.
Dogville (2003)
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A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
10.
Wassup Rockers (2005)
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Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills... (111 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
11.
Rendition (2007)
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A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US. (122 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
12.
Kids (1995)
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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
13.
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
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A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
14.
The Lookout (2007)
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Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
 
15.
In the Land of Women (2007)
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A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kasdan
 
16.
Havoc (2005)
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Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles. (85 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
17.
Puncture (2011)
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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons. (100 mins.)
 
18.
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
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Wendy and her friends avoid the heartless world of random hookups and friends-with-benefits by spending all their time together. When she meets Sean, Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for him and her commitment to her friends, especially her best friend Billie: and Billie isn't interested in losing her friends. (93 mins.)
Director: Beth Schacter
 
19.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
20.
The Namesake (2006)
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American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. (122 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
21.
My Sassy Girl (2008)
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A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal. (92 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
 
22.
Right at Your Door (2006)
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A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud. (96 mins.)
Director: Chris Gorak
 
23.
September Dawn (2007)
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A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group. (111 mins.)
 
24.
The Quiet (2005)
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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
25.
The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
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A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon. (114 mins.)
 
26.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
 
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Eastern Promises (2007)
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A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
 
28.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
 
29.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine