Category: Independent Film

Total 29 Posts

ROOM

Isolation.  As a society, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that we are not alone.  As individuals, our instincts are to be with other people; to learn and grow from one another.  There are times where we isolate ourselves, so

STONEWALL

1969.  For many, the sexual revolution was in full swing, while the government worked to repress minorities. With the repression came misunderstanding, affecting everyday families and people.  In New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the gay community fought back against the

PAWN SACRIFICE (2014)

The Cold War.  A difference of philosophies and superiority, the Cold War was in fact a framing for a match of wits between the world’s two superpowers, the USSR and the United States.  While both countries would excel at military

GRANDMA

Choice.  As human beings we have the power to choose.  A result of choice is also consequence.  One choice in life, family, can result in consequence.  It is how we choose to deal with family that determines the outcome.  But,

LEARNING TO DRIVE

Loving.  Healing.  Learning.  Growing.  Tolerance.  These are all facets of life.  How we choose to deal with them is what makes life either so very exciting that it is worth living or so utterly boring that we become complacent. Isabel

Z FOR ZACHARIAH

Our growth and development is predicated on a belief that we are improving ourselves.  As a result, we move further away from our “humanity” – the belief in a higher order of being. Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah is a dramatic and

DIGGING FOR FIRE

Movies follow a basic formula – a beginning, middle and end along with plot and character development. Sometimes, a film maker is lucky enough to invent a device that allows them to fill in gaps like Hitchcock’s MacGuffin; an improvisation

THE END OF THE TOUR

Artists are often lonely people.  Not because they don’t want to be in the limelight, but because what they really crave is contact with other humans on their own level. In James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Jesse Eisenberg

“A Walk In the Woods”

“A Walk In the Woods” closed out the Phoenix Film Society’s inaugural Summer Showcase on August 10 – 13th, 2015.  “A Walk in the Woods,” is now on home video. As we get older, we are often compelled to look