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Summer Indie Counter-Programming
Updated June 18, 2010
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
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.