Awesome Indie Movie Theaters and Websites, by Christian Lovera

There is no better way to spend our leisure time than watching a great movie and although, there are thousands of incredible Hollywood productions, we recommend you to watch at least once in your life an independent film, better-known as indie film. The directors of these movies focus more on creating a reaction towards the movie than the profits. In other words, you will be watching awesome movies with a low budget. From documentaries,comedies, drama, to science fiction, the independent cinema has something for you.

That is why, these are the incredible indie theaters in the United States and websites to watch indie movies:

Nuart Theater in Los Angeles

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Nuart Theater

Nuart Theater is located on the Westside of Los Angeles. This theater is dedicated to present the most creative independent films in LA. In addition, this theater has premiered indie movies, documentaries, foreign movies as well as animation films. Moreover, the theater has been renovated in order to have the ultimate technology.

The Nuart Theater is an adult-oriented cinema and offers a wide variety of amenities, such as:

  • beverages,
  • and gourmet snacks.

The experience in this movie theater is absolutely amazing.

Arena Cinema Hollywood in Los Angeles

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Arena Cinema Hollywood

One of the greatest features of this cinema is that it encourages indie films to be presented in the theater. In that way, the theater supports indie films as well as new directors, who have started in the movie industry. In addition, a forum, after the movies, is usually made in order to clear doubts of the viewers and solve any problem regarding the movie. In other words, directors have a closer contact with the viewers, which facilitate the experience of watching a movie, especially if it has a strange plot.

The staff is really kind and makes you feel like you were at home. As a matter of fact, this theater offers healthy snacks.

Harvard Film Archive in Boston

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Havard Film Archive

I f you want to watch hidden indie movies, this is the place that you should go. In the Harvard Film Archive, the movies present are unknown, which is good in order to know your indie movie taste and other movies as well as genres. The movies presented in this theater are part of big collection of movies that belong to Harvard Library System. In addition, the films presented here are from the beginning of the indie movie industry to current times.

Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston

You can watch almost every indie movie in the Coolidge Corner Theater, from black comedies, cartoons, comedies, to even war films. An awesome experience in this theater is guarantee. In addition, there are several theaters in Coolidge and you can rent them in order to make parties and events.

Website to Watch Indie Films in this website, you can buy indie films with an excellent quality. In addition, the films are very affordable; as a matter of fact, a movie costs 3, 99 US dollars. if you are an amateur filmmaker, you have arrived to the right website. This site allows you to upload your movie and receive critics. In addition, if your movie is watched by lots of people, the website pays you.

Foreign Indie Movies According to Christian Lovera

We are used to Hollywood movies, those big productions with incredible visual effects, and more. However, once in a while, we need to relax and watch different movies, those low-budget films that are not necessarily bad, but different. In fact, some indie movies are even greater that Hollywood movies.

In this article, we talk about foreign independent movies! Keep scrolling to know what we found!

From Venezuela

Regarding Venezuelan movies, the film industry is increasing in the Latin American country, producing awesome movies of different genres. One of its popular films of this year was the movie Libertador (The Liberator); this film focuses on the life of Venezuelan liberator and one of the most notable men in South America, Simón BolívarLibertador is definitely a movie that you must watch, starring famous Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Erich Wildpret
  • María Valverde
  • Iwan Rheon
  • Gary Lewis

Another awesome Venezuelan movie is Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), it follows the life of a nine-year-old boy named Junior, who lives with his hard-working mother and his baby brother. Junior has curly hair but he has an obsession with straightened his hair while her mother is scared of Junior becoming a homosexual in the future. This movie presents aspects of the Venezuelan culture; especially it presents the working poor people and their lifestyle. The cast includes:

  • Samantha Castillo
  • Beto Benites
  • Nelly Ramos
  • María Emilia Sulbarán

From Argentina

Argentinean movies have had a lot success at Cannes Film Festival and other events. As matter of fact, they have been acclaimed as some of the best movies regarding the Latin American film industry. One of the movies that you must watch is Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales). This movie comprises six short films about love, deception, tragedy,drama, and violence, everything contained in just 120 minutes. Relatos Salvajes presents different stories, but the structure of the movie is very organized; therefore, there are no reasons to get lost in the plot. In addition, the movie has a particular dark humor. This Argentinean film is 100% recommended. The cast includes:

  • Ricardo Darín
  • Oscar Martínez
  • Leonardo Sbaraglia
  • Erica Rivas
  • Rita Cortese

El Ardor is another Argentinean movie that you must watch. The film follows the story of Kaí, interpreted by Gael García Bernal, a man that came out from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped the daughter of a poor famer who was murdered by people that took his farm. The story has love, drama, and more. In addition, Brazilian actress Alice Braga plays Vania, the kidnapped daughter. In addition, the rest of the cast includes:

  • Claudio Tolcachir
  • Jorge Sesán
  • Iván Steinhardt

From Brazil

The Brazilian film industry is one of the most advanced industries in Latin America. The country produces a considerable amount of movies per year. However, one of the greatest Brazilian films of 2014 is O lobo atrás da Porta (A Wolf at the Door). The movie is about the feelings of people involved in a love triangle. This movie is about love, lust, and revenge. Although this is the first movie of director Fernando Coimbra, it is absolutely awesome. The cast includes:

  • Thalita Carauta
  • Juliano Cazarré
  • Milhem Cortaz
  • Leandra Leal

Greatest American Independent Movies

Hollywood productions are always the greatest because of their high budget that allows them to have extraordinary shooting locations, the best actors, the ultimate visual effects, and more. We are used to those movies, but what about independent movies? Yes, they are great as well as Hollywood movies because indie movies are different, especially because they are low budget which allows directors to innovate and use their imagination to create the most amazing movies of all times. What do you think about this top 4 of the greatest American independent movies?

  • Nothing but a Man
  • Born in Flames   
  • Funny Ha Ha                   
  • Sherman’s March

American Cultural Reality in the 60s

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Nothing but a Man

Michael Roemer’s film focuses on portraying the lives of African –American people during the 60s. Nothing but a Man is about a rail road worker named Duff Anderson, played by Ivan Dixon, and his wife a school teacher named Josie, interpreted by Abbey Lincoln. They as a couple have to face discriminatory challenges of that period of time. This movie is great to know American cultural reality in those years. In addition, we have seen lots of new movies portraying that African-American reality, so if you want to watch a marathon of movies like those, you have to include Nothing but a Man.

Fighting for Equal Rights in the 80s

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Born in Flames

From director Lizzie Borden, the movie Born in Flames presents an extraordinary revolution of women in order to ask the American government to hear the voices of those who were discriminated such as minorities, liberals, and feminists. Although it is considered as a science fiction movie, this film presents the reality that we are still living because women, nowadays, are still fighting in order to have equals rights, and more issues presented in the movie. This is an 80’s movie and it was filmed in New York City.

Marnie’s Life is not that Funny

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Funny Ha Ha

From director Andrew Bujalski, Funny Ha Ha shows us the life of Marnie a young girl that graduated from college and is looking for a temporary job and the greatest boyfriend. The life of every American girl is portrayed in Marnie’s life, she is in love with a guy who does not love her back, and the jobs that she gets are not what she expects. This is great movie to have our feet on the ground, remembering that we will not have everything that we want. However, it is still a good life.

Exploring the love relationships of an American Director

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Sherman’s March

From director Ross McElwee, Sherman’s March has nothing to do with history and a lot to do with love and relationships. McElwee focused his movie on his own life; so, this is the ultimate auteur film. After a really bad breakup, Ross McElwee tries to find love in other women, while he is producing a documentary about Civil War. If you like auteur movies, you have to watch Sherman’s March and discover how McElwee’s love relationships ended.

If you are avoiding going to the movies because there is nothing that you like, try to watch independent films. They are really different from Hollywood productions, but that does not mean that they are not great, lots of them are even greater that Hollywood high-budget productions.                  


Which Are the Best Indie Movies of 2014?

Although 2014 has not ended yet, we can choose our favorite independent movies from January 1st to June 30th. We recommend you to watch these movies and see why we have chosen them as the best indie films of this year so far. In this top 4 we will see from an animated movie, comedy, science fiction, suspense, to a strange love, and more. This is the top 4 of indie movies that you must watch:

  • The Lego Movie
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Under the Skin
  • Only Lovers left Alive

The Incredible Family Movie

The animated film The Lego Movie is on the top 4 of the best indie movies of 2014. You may think that this is a weird decision, but really you have to watch this movie. The Lego Movie features Emmet, voice of Chris Pratt, a common Lego construction worker who has to stop an evil tyrant from harming the Lego world. This movie is not only great for kids, but for adults too, so do not think that you are too old. This is the perfect movie to watch with the whole family. In addition, the film is funny, and the cast is excellent. Some of the cast includes:

  • Will Arnett
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Jonah Hill
  • Will Ferrell

Welcome to the Best Budapest Hotel

One of Ralph Fiennes’ best performances is in the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fiennes plays M. Gustave, the concierge of the hotel. The movie focuses on the adventures of Gustave and his friend loyal lobby boy Zero, interpreted by Tony Revolori. The movie is set in 1930s in the fake Republic of Zubrowka. The story of the movie is about friendship despite the situations. The Grand Budapest Hotel is great to watch when you want relax and laugh. The cast includes great names such as:

  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Adrien Brody
  • William Dafoe
  • Jude Law
  • Bill Murray
  • Tilda Swinton

The Mixture of Genres

Modern sci-fi independent movie Under the Skin is considered one of the greatest of this year. Featuring famous actress Scarlett Johansson, the movie has a complicated but well-developed story. A beautiful alien (Johansson) is on a mission to trap men, by seducing them, and steal their essence. Johansson’s performance in this film is considered one of the greatest of her career. The visual effects of this movie are amazing, and one of the main features of this film is that although it is regarded as a modern sci-fi movie, it is also a mixture between horror and science fiction.

A Different Vampire Love

Only Lovers left Alive is one of the best vampire movies. Tom Hiddlestone and Tilda Swinton’s performances are excellent. They play Adam and Eve, a vampire couple that have different opinions on humans. Only Lovers left Aliveis not only about vampires, but about immortality and relationships, that though are not human, they pretty look like human relationships. In this movie we will watch that though love can endure centuries, the arrival of someone unexpected can change everything. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Anton Yelchin
  • Mia Wasikowska
  • John Hurt
  • Jeffrey Wright

Indie Film for 2014: Palo Alto Movie

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James Franco

Zach Braff, directs and stars the movie Wish I Was Here, a indie film that will debut in the Sundance Film Festival 2014. It’s a comedy drama movie that narrates the story of a straggling father and husband looking for a purpose for his life.

Independent Film brings an important list of 50 quality movies for the 2014 to be enjoy by the cinema lovers. Between the movie that stand up from the list are:

  1. Big Eyes – Tim Burton
  2. Dear White People – Justin Simien
  3. Everything Will Be Fine – Wim Wenders
  4. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Vinterberg
  5. Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  7. Happy Christmas – Joe Swanberg
  8. The Immigrant – James Gray
  9. Love is Strange – Ira Sachs
  10. Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt
  11. Nymphomaniac – Lars von Trier
  12. The Sacrament – Ti West
  13. Suite Francaise – Saul Dibb
  14. Tracks – John Curran
  15. Wish I Was Here – Director: Zach Braff

Palo Alto Movie

James Franco stars the indie film Palo Alto, directed by the recognized director Gia Coppola. Highlighted in the Venice Film Festival 2013Palo Alto became the first big project for Coppola Jr., who comes from a three-generation family tradition of great directors of the indie film movement.

Emma Roberts (April) together with James Franco (Teddy) stars the love story developed in the community of California. It’s a story full of drama and complication for the young couple.