Posts Tagged 'indie'


I recently had the chance to see a not too old indie movie called Detachment.  It was a bit of a depressing movie but I really enjoyed the theme of the movie which seemed to me to be an indictment on parents in the US and their apathy with regards to their children’s education and the role of the public school system.  Although I know this is not the reality across the US, I know it is true in some places.  It seems that many people somehow lose sight of their own role in their children’s education, leaving the impossible burden to public school teachers who are not given the resources or the rights to properly teach and discipline.  Unfortunately it is a film that will likely not be seen by those who really need to, but I hope those reading this blog take the time to view it and consider its meaning.  If that isn’t enough of a motivation to see this film, I might mention that the movie has an all star cast, despite being an indie film, including Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Blythe Danner, and Lucy Liu.


Mary and Max

I saw an interesting Indie film this weekend that I thought I should write briefly about just to pass along the info to those who might not have noticed it otherwise.  The movie is Mary and Max and was a surprisingly moving and entertaining movie.  I think it actually released last year, but it took some time for me to find and watch it.  First, it is really a movie of ordinary people, perhaps a little less ordinary than some, but basically people we could relate to.  Second, it is done in plasticine/claymation, stop motion style, so the visual itself is really quite entertaining.  And finally, most people will recognize the voice actors, so that makes it even more interesting.  The story is a bit sad but also happy.  I personally found it inspiring.  Do check it out if you have a chance.

mary and max

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