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What is Indie? Is Indie Dead?

What is Indie? Is Indie Dead?

CNN weighs in today with its look at how indie today’s indie movies really are these days, asking the question, “Are independent films still independent?” I was interviewed for the piece, along with filmmaker Penelope Spheeris and author Peter Biskind:

Spheeris’ idea of an independent film is a personal statement, made on a low budget, with innovative financing methods and difficulties in finding distribution.

But as the appeal of independent films has broadened, so has the label’s definition. Experts say the meaning of “independent” has changed dramatically, so much that it has become a contested term.

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