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20 New Movies That Will Define This Year in Indie Cinema, From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘A Ghost Story’

14 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This month’s BAMcinemaFest isn’t just for New York cinephiles, as the annual festival routinely rolls out a slate that includes the year’s best indie offerings, giving many of them a major boost before they roll out theatrical runs. This year is no different, as the Brooklyn-based event will play home to a slew of festival favorites, including a hefty dose of Sundance’s buzziest titles and some big-time SXSW winners and everything in between, most of them bound for a release in a theater (hopefully) near you.

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As we look ahead to the rest of the year in indie cinema, these 20 titles stand out as some of the best and the brightest still left on the calendar. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of information on each of them to satiate you. »

- Kate Erbland and Eric Kohn

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Amazon vs. Netflix: An Itemized Guide to What You Should Be Streaming This Year

4 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

You time is valuable, and so are both services for different reasons.War Machine (Netflix)

Although there may be a competition going on between Amazon and Netflix for subscribers, the truth is that both company’s streaming services are essential for anyone who watches a lot of movies and TV and who wants to be part of the pop culture conversations as they happen.

There’s no denying that Amazon Prime is worth the $99/year, which not only gives you access to many movies but also a good amount of music streaming and digital media access, plus faster shipping for when you actually want some sort of physical product (you can also just get video content for $8.99/month, which oddly means paying more for less).

And Netflix is still a must-have for both its exclusive and nonexclusive content, though depending on one’s usage could be best for sporadic membership rather than continued subscription — now at $120/year »

- Christopher Campbell

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Christine Vachon Calls ‘Still Alice’ ‘The Movie That Is Sending My Daughter to College’

2 March 2017 4:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few enter the world of independent film expecting to get rich, but it doesn’t hurt to do well. In a Screen Daily interview, longtime producer and indie stalwart Christine Vachon says that “Still Alice” is the biggest success story in the company’s history.

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“‘Still Alice’ is the movie that is sending my daughter to college,” Vachon tells Screen Daily from the Glasgow Film Festival. “It was a big success and an honest company. It’s done very, very well for us.” Vachon co-founded Killer Films with Pamela Koffler in 1995 and has worked extensively with Todd Haynes, among many others. Among her productions to receive critical praise but little in the way of financial success are “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Happiness” and “Carol.”

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- Michael Nordine

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