Join host and indie film fan, Glen Haley, as he revisits the best of independent film from various decades. We kick off our inaugural series with the 2000s. This decade brought us iconic work from Sophia Coppola (Priscilla, The Virgin Suicides), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers, Election), and Wes Anderson (Asteroid City, The Grand Budapest Hotel), introduced us to the feature film directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, The Woman King), and reminded us of the quirky genius of Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep).
Haley will lead a pre-film discussion, so arrive early and experience some of the best in independent film. Complimentary movie snacks will be provided.
March 16 – 2:00 p.m.
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California’s wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. Directed by Alexander Payne.
April 27 – 2:00 p.m.
Be Kind Rewind
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars. Directed by Michel Gondry.
May 11 – 2:00 p.m.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. Directed by Wes Anderson.
January 20 – 2:00 p.m.
Lost in Translation
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Directed by Sophia Coppola.
February 17 – 2:00 p.m.
Love & Basketball
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.