February 25, 2009 | Comments ()

Your Favorite Independent Films

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles

Comment Diversions | February 25, 2009 | Comments ()

We’re going to return, tomorrow, to our Best/Worst of the Aughts comment diversions, but today, we’re running a special comment diversion to help a reader out. Emily is heading up Baylor University’s Independent Film Festival. Independent Film is kind of a foreign notion to folks in Waco, where they think Indies are sequels to Harrison Ford archeology films. I’ll let Emily explain her predicament:

“I need to find 5-8 awesome independent films to present to the student body in a festival that will raise awareness to the fact that there are other movies than those that involve explosions or chicks with problems finding men. While my school is conservative in some areas, I want to press the envelope with what these folks have seen and perhaps change their opinion on what a “good” movie is. I also need a couple of more family friendly movies to show to actual families (we’re presenting movies during the student-parent day thingy).

If you could please present this request to the wonderful, beautiful and loving readers of Pajiba in an ‘Afternoon Comment Diversion’ I would forever be grateful.”

So, your mission: Name some great independent films, as well as some that wouldn’t offend the parents too terribly. That means, Spanking the Monkey is out. My suggestion: Half Nelson.

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