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Summer Indie Counter-Programming

Posted June 18, 2010 to photo album "Summer Indie Counter-Programming"

In anticipation of the release of Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right, Nick Dawson looks back at summer indie hits from years past.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Kids
Slide 3: The Usual Suspects
Slide 4: Ulee's Gold
Slide 5: The Full Monty
Slide 6: The Blair Witch Project
Slide 7: Ghost World
Slide 8: Whale Rider
Slide 9: 28 Days Later
Slide 10: Swimming Pool
Slide 11: American Splendor
Slide 12: Napoleon Dynamite
Slide 13: Fahrenheit 9/11
Slide 14: Broken Flowers
Slide 15: Little Miss Sunshine
Slide 16: (500) Days of Summer
Slide 1: Introduction

Slide 1: Introduction

Every summer, Hollywood unleashes blockbuster after blockbuster. And every year, one or two independent films rises above the fray––as well as the explosions, natural disasters, and car crashes of summer movies–to gain critical and popular attention. Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right has all the ingredients for being this summer breakthrough indie film.  But what about other indie hits?  We take a look back over 15 years to look at those indie hits and the big films that opened the same weekend as they did.