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The Sony hack: an opportunity to think outside the box

The Sony Challenge
Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 by

It’s an interesting time at Sony. November’s hacking has, in a complex and challenging way, given the company an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to how a distributor can release a film. Now that the traditional theatrical rollout for The Interview has been canceled, the opportunity is there for an exploration of [...]

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Liberating states: Utopia and Temporary Autonomous Zones

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 by

  In the new film Bonobo, Judith (Tessa Peake-Jones), a straitlaced, middle-aged widow tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter Lily (Eleanor Wyld), who has fled to a libertarian commune in the English countryside. The commune’s policies are modeled after the polyamorous primate of the film’s title: all members of Bonobo must resolve conflict through sex or [...]

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Marion Barry’s Nine Political Lives Hung on Two Points

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Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by
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BHOPAL – India: 30 Years Later

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 by

Thirty years ago, on the night of December 2, 1984, the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, India, leaked 30,000 tons of poisonous gas. More than 3,500 people died that night or in the next few days from the poison. Over the last 30 years, another 25,000 people have died from debilitating ailments directly related to [...]

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EDITH WHARTON — The Sense of Harmony

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Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by

IndiePix is very pleased to welcome Elizabeth Lennard, Director of Edith Wharton: the Sense of Harmony to the IndiePix Blog. We were attracted by her documentary’s revelation that Ms Wharton, a member of Society in what is often referred to now as “America’s First Gilded Age”, was such a critic of that society in her [...]

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NetFlix Doesn’t Carry What I Want …

Dodo on a DVD in Space by Kevin Jones Courtesy KQED
Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by

Recently KQED, the public station in San Francisco, CA, ran an article entitled: “For Cinephiles, Netflix Is Less and Less an Option” — see this link. The article is a very detailed story about the search for a very prominent, if somewhat older, black independent film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. NetFlix wasn’t the resource that [...]

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The “Satellite” Challenge

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014 by

In the audio commentary to Satellite, the new IndiePix Films DVD release, Director Jeff Winner comments (at about 57:00) that: “we see them trying to figure out their responsibilities in this new world they have created, to themselves and other people … we want them to work things out but we see them making choices [...]

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Director of “Dick: The Documentary” Interviewed About His Provocative, Needed Film

Brian Fender
Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by

Ready or not it’s here: Dick: The Documentary. Brian Fender, a fine art photographer, writer and filmmaker, is the man behind the film – a collection of interviews with men who share stories about their first orgasms, talk about circumcision, size, masturbation, molestation and religion among other things. The idea for the doc came to [...]

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Expressions in Mariposa: A Conversation with Hamideh Moeinfar

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by

A tense, revealing conversation is given visually distinctive flair with inspired use of animation in the short documentary Mariposa, directed by Hamideh Moeinfar. Annika, covered head to toe in traditional Islamic garb, and Mathilda, a Swedish fashion model with once-overpowering body issues, get together to discuss their ideas on how women should be allowed to express themselves. [...]


Hollywood Leaves a Door Open for Independents

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by

Hollywood’s focus on superheroes, comedies, and animated movies for kids is leaving a door wide open for independent filmmakers. As more people stay away from movie theaters opting to stay at home and watch movies on demand on better televisions – this summer has seen a 15 percent drop in tickets sales – there is [...]

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