Originally Posted by Erroneous
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?
Ethan and Joel Coen
Gus Van Sant
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.