Tag: independent-film

Terminus-1961 7.1

Terminus-1961

The movie follows the routine of a busy train station - London's Waterloo Station - making a brief yet important cultural portrait of 1960s England, mixing reality and fiction.::Rodrigo Amaro...

The House on Pine Street-2015 5.2

The House on Pine Street-2015

Seven months pregnant, Jennifer Branagan reluctantly returns to her hometown in Kansas after an unexpected mental breakdown. Coping with her fears of motherhood, a strained relationship with her husband, Luke, and the ov...

Pirate Tape-1987 6.6

Pirate Tape-1987

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Crocodile 2: Death Swamp-2002 3.7

Crocodile 2: Death Swamp-2002

After a bank robbery, four criminals escape to Mexico, but a storm causes an accident which takes down the plane where several die in the crash. The criminals take it into their own hands to continue when one survivor is...

Ghost Story-1974 4.9

Ghost Story-1974

Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old dark house. For one thing, he's r...

Passion Fish-1992 7.4

Passion Fish-1992

May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had eagerly left years before. She ...

Wild West-1992 6.2

Wild West-1992

A young Pakistani, living in England thinks that he is a cowboy and dreams of leading his country music band to success in Nashville. He meets a young woman who leaves her abusive husband and joins their group as a singe...

Youngblood-1978 5.7

Youngblood-1978

A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.::Anonymous...

Shadrach-1998 6.4

Shadrach-1998

In 1935, ninety-nine-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie, and their seven children, a...

Ask the Sexpert-2017 7.6

Ask the Sexpert-2017

A longtime sex advice columnist gains popularity against the backdrop of a ban on comprehensive sex-education in schools in several Indian states....

Savage Harbor-1987 4.3

Savage Harbor-1987

While in town on shore leave, Joe meets, falls in love with and proposes to Anne, a beautiful woman he rescues from an attacker. Anne, however, has a past: she's a prostitute and a former heroin addict on the run from he...

After-2017 -

After-2017

An aging man lies bleeding to death in an alley. As onlookers start to gather around, he reflects on the life that he has lived....

Laurel Canyon-2002 6.4

Laurel Canyon-2002

Newly graduated psychiatrist Sam and his fiancee Alex move to Los Angeles for Sam's residency and into Sam's mother's house in upscale Laurel Canyon. Only problem is, Sam's mother is still there, supposedly finishing up ...

The Take-1974 5.5

The Take-1974

Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.::anonymous...

Letters from Baghdad-2016 6.8

Letters from Baghdad-2016

Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive p...

Carpet Racers-2010 7

Carpet Racers-2010

A funny, yet dramatic, in-depth look inside the subculture of professional, competitive radio control race car drivers. Carpet Racers explores the lives of the men (and women) who's love affair with RC is timeless.::Anon...

Gleason-2016 8.4

Gleason-2016

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: with purpose, for his newborn s...

The Likely Lads-1976 6.6

The Likely Lads-1976

Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly...

Dad-1989 6.3

Dad-1989

A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. In the process, ...

Promised Land-1987 5.7

Promised Land-1987

This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other...

Bright Angel-1990 5.6

Bright Angel-1990

Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.::Roald Pettersen, Norway...

Hunting Lands-2018 6

Hunting Lands-2018

Reclusive veteran Frank Olsen yearns to escape from the complexities of the modern world. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, the world comes looking for him. When he discovers a discarded, beaten woman fighting for...

Klaus-2019 8.8

Klaus-2019

When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. J...

Boggy Creek Monster-2016 6.1

Boggy Creek Monster-2016

The third Small Town Monsters film dives into the long history of sightings of the legendary Fouke Monster spotlighted in the classic horror film, the Legend of Boggy Creek. Boggy Creek Monster shows the decades long sea...

It Kills-2017 2.4

It Kills-2017

A group of college kids on Fall break find themselves in a bad situation when they become stranded at the infamous Camp Blood....

The Iconographer-2008 4.1

The Iconographer-2008

After both suffer career set backs, two estranged brothers are forced to take on employment at their father's liquor store. Unable to define their identities through their current job description, Derrick and Stone Lewis...

Things-1993 3.5

Things-1993

In "The Wrap-Around Story", after a man leaves his mistress in their motel room, his wife sneaks in with a gun and ties the mistress up and forces the mistress to listen to two stories and critique them. The first is "Th...

American Dreams: Lost and Found-1984 7

American Dreams: Lost and Found-1984

American Dreams is chock full of concrete, discrete elements that comprise an American iconography of the past three decades. The film encourages a kind of perverse nostalgia for 'the good old days': Nixon's 'you don't h...

The Last Reunion-1980 5

The Last Reunion-1980

1945: the Philippines. Several members of a platoon of American soldiers not only kill a Japanese general, but also rape and murder the man's wife. The couple's son, Kimon, witnesses these ghastly events and vows revenge...

11 x 14-1977 7.2

11 x 14-1977

One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning's 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences, each offering some sort of image/sound pun or paradox. At once a crypt...

Four Corners-1998 6.9

Four Corners-1998

James Benning's "Four Corners" uses a specific geographical location to pose larger questions about the United States. Here, the geographic and wholly imaginary place Four Corners, that favorite tourist destination where...

Landscape Suicide-1987 7.6

Landscape Suicide-1987

In "Landscape Suicide" Benning continues his examination of Americana through the stories of two murderers. Ed Gein was a Wisconsin farmer and multiple murderer who taxidermied his victims in the 1950s. Bernadette Prott ...

Deseret-1995 5.8

Deseret-1995

James Benning took the founding of the New York Times in 1851 as a departure point for his latest film, Deseret. In the best Benning tradition, Deseret unfolds magnificent landscapes captured with a stationary camera dur...

Sea of Shadows-2019 7.5

Sea of Shadows-2019

The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea." Environmental acti...

Tonny-1962 6

Tonny-1962

Tonny is a schoolboy in fostercare who serves his first sentence in a jail for adults. We follow him 24 hours before his parole and 48 hours after his release. We get to see his experiences in prison and his relationship...

Bob Roberts-1992 7

Bob Roberts-1992

Documentary-style look at the fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an arch-conservative folk singer turned politician. This political satire includes several original songs co-written and performed by writer/dir...

The Stick Up-1977 5.8

The Stick Up-1977

In 1930s England, a shady American and an Irish lass try to improve their fortunes using less-than-honest methods....

The Sender-1998 3.8

The Sender-1998

In 1965, an American fighter squadron encountered a spaceship while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. After getting into a brief dogfight with it, one of the fighters is shot down, and the others agree to keep what they'...

One Child Nation-2019 7.5

One Child Nation-2019

First-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China's One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment....

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981 5.6

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged co...