22 April 2013 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on a vast amount of sequels and remakes ("The Hangover Part III," "Fast & Furious 6,""The Smurfs 2," "Kick Ass 2," "Grown Ups 2," "300: Rise of an Empire," etc, etc, etc.), one has to wonder: How much space is left for the little guys? But, while summer as a season will never equal the indie film hotbed that is the fall, in recent years there have actually been quite a few smaller scale breakouts during the studio's favorite months. Last year, for example, summer brought eventual best picture Oscar nominee "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and best documentary Oscar winner "Searching For Sugar Man," not to mention "Moonrise Kingdom," "Take This Waltz," "The Queen of Versailles," "Your Sister's Sister" and "The Loneliest Planet." That said, summer can be a particularly risky time to release an independent film, »


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