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Old 09-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by Erroneous View Post
I was at the one in CA. I still have the tshirt to prove it. There were 3 theaters as I was told at that time. The one in NY was actually in Secaucus, NJ, so said the projector people who had a huge speech and took questions beforehand. I dont watch many independent movies, so take is meaningless to me.
It shouldn't be meaningless to you. Do you know how many prolific filmmakers started off making independent movies?

Martin Scorsese
Christopher Nolan
Kevin Smith
Darren Aronofsky
Stanley Kubrick
Quentin Tarantino
Ethan and Joel Coen
David Lynch
Woody Allen
Sofia Coppola
Spike Lee
Robert Rodriguez
Spike Jonze
Wes Anderson
Danny Boyle
Abel Ferrara
John Carpenter
Gus Van Sant
Sam Raimi
F.W. Murnau
Michael Moore
Richard Linklater
Peter Jackson
Alexander Payne
Steven Soderbergh
George Romero

These are all revered and respected filmmakers and they were able to make films despite the cost of making a film for someone who is unfunded. Given how accessible camera technology is now, and thanks to George Lucas's push for a digital medium, the amount of great filmmakers we'll have in the next twenty years will be staggering. Just because you don't watch independent movies doesn't mean that you won't in some way be affected by them, by a director who was once an independent filmmaker.
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