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These films may be off the radar but they’re sure on IndieFlix’s!

HowlThis film recounts  the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society’s reaction, and animation that echoes the poem’s surreal style. http://bit.ly/295XpD1

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Castello Cavalcanti – In the short film written and directed by Wes Anderson, a Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but with good surprises coming his way. http://bit.ly/2auXBHv

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Gold – An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives. http://bit.ly/22ripoq

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Scenes from the Suburbs – A thirty-minute short film directed by Spike Jonze and inspired by Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed album, The Suburbs. The film explores the lives of normal teens growing up in suburbia and themes of war. http://bit.ly/1Z5MRCs 

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Sati Shaves Her Head – Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” this film is a modern take on the classic fish out of water tale. Nikki tries to teach Sati a lesson, but soon learns that revenge is a dish best served shaved! http://bit.ly/2aplg1x

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The Hero Pose – Mia is eight years old and wants to do anything but hang out at her dad’s house, trying to sell a car that doesn’t run. This is a story about a father and daughter, and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause and connect. http://bit.ly/2aur1Wg

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Living on One Dollar – Carrying only a video camera and a desire to understand, four friends spend just 56 dollars each for 56 days in rural Pena Blanca, Guatemala. They return home transformed hoping to inspire their generation to help make a difference. http://bit.ly/2adjgbq

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Abiogenesis – In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. http://bit.ly/2aXSXD5

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Animal Farm – A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain. This film is based on the text of the same name by George Orwell. http://bit.ly/2bqIuCF

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Anomaly – Set in the late 60s, broken relationships and an astronomical event intertwine the various narrative threads – an abstract interpretation of the historical Christmas narrative. http://bit.ly/1PMG8gS

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A Christmas Story – In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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Home Alone – An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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You Don’t Know Aesthetics Until You’ve Seen These Films

Eye-candy = anything visually and aesthetically pleasing to the eyeball

Pas – Throughout her entire life, Rose has followed her passion for dance by using it as a singular method of communication essential to connect with her surroundings. http://bit.ly/2aqRki2

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Rellik – Starting at the end and returning to the beginning, Rellik retraces the steps that lead
to a woman’s horrific murder. This short plays with time to
present a mystery which unravels in reverse, leaving the audience reeling as they
trying and piece together what they have just seen. http://bit.ly/2a579Za

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Anomaly – Claimed by our staff to be one of the most beautiful films on IndieFlix, Anomaly centers on the interconnected stories of several lives that coincide with a long-awaited astronomical event. http://bit.ly/1PMG8gS

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The Otherworldly – A creature is born from the crevasse of a rock and enters the “otherworldly” through a portal in the forest. Cheesy at first but trust me, you will quickly become mesmerized. http://bit.ly/2awx6Xi

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Dive Into Another Country With These Foreign Films on IndieFlix

International relations, one small screen at a time. 

The Man Who Married Himself – Oliver has a mid-life crisis, and decides to get married – to himself. This is the story of his relationship, and how he discovers some truths about life and love on the way. (UK) http://bit.ly/2aI6iiV

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A Viagem (The Trip) – António decides to break free of his mundane existence and rents a silver convertible to take his wife on a dream vacation. Everything seems perfect. Except something is wrong. (Portugal) http://bit.ly/29Xx6OU

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The Scarecrow Girl – Luzia and her family live on a farm in the Brazilian countryside. When her brother begins attending school, Luzia want to join him, but is told by her father that she isn’t allowed because she is a girl. Luzia is determined to find a way to learn how to read, even if it involves a little trick. http://bit.ly/2axor6y

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Be Thankful for Family This Holiday Season

“Ohana Means Family” -Lilo & Stitch

Destination 3 (Degrees) – Follow two friends as they achieve their dream to paddle all of the Hawaiian channels to raise awareness about plastics pollution in the oceans. http://bit.ly/2aboxfy

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Brother – "Brother" is a humanoid robot who can’t build anything that works correctly, so he must find it within himself to make his creations come to life. http://bit.ly/2a9BqJr

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Yukon Kings – Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, this doc follows Yup’ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. http://bit.ly/2a6EgBP

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Family Values – One family. One lesson to be learned. One twisted way to teach it. http://bit.ly/2a8O1cx

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(Disclaimer – not for a young audience)

Laugh It Off With These Hilarious Comedies

Share the laughs with your neighborhood film fanatics.

The Sickie – When events at work prove too stressful for Douglas Knott, a busy office manager, he decides to throw a sickie (aka a sick day). http://bit.ly/29Ti8W2

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Script Cops – An irreverent parody about officers who arrest people for bad screenwriting. http://bit.ly/29WEQ3j

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The Come Up – An ambitious production assistant pulls off a daring heist on a Hollywood film set, all to impress the industry’s biggest producer while pitching his screenplay in the process. Starring Patrick J. Adams from Suitshttp://bit.ly/29YxAmF

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Heal Thyself – This film is satires America’s profit-driven health care system, starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Dark Knight). http://bit.ly/2bwtUGW

Dislcaimer: Satirizing mental health 

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Feel Warm & Fuzzy With These Animated Films

Check out some of our best animated shorts on IndieFlix. 

Ride of Passage – Toki’s
tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible.
However, this rite of
passage does not turn out as planned. With the help of a colorful new
friend, he achieves something much bigger. http://bit.ly/2aP7aXm

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The Lost Thing – A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathizes with the creature, and sets out to find a place for it. http://bit.ly/29CpKyw

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Out of Bounds – Allan’s
phobias and boundaries from his Asperger syndrome are challenged when he
must brave the outdoors to save his only friend, a pet fish named Paul. http://bit.ly/29NMpYd

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Blind Luck – A seeing eye dog must choose between his favorite toy and his owner. http://bit.ly/29wpnmn

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Enjoy These Classics of the 50s on IndieFlix

Suggested by your intern Colman.

When Worlds Collide – As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. http://bit.ly/29QCRhs

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Invasion of the Saucer Men – Diminutive aliens run into teenage opposition when their invasion plans land them in a rural lovers’ lane. http://bit.ly/2a5U1r4

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Attack of the Crab Monsters – People are trapped on a shrinking island by intelligent, brain-eating giant crabs. http://bit.ly/2aBcucq

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20 Million Miles to Earth – The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. http://bit.ly/2a0MMvV

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Can’t Get Enough of the Food Channel? Try These Food-filled Flix on IndieFlix

Anthony Bourdain would approve.  

Sugar ShackThis short documentary explores the business, culture, history,
heritage and food of Sucrerie de la Montagne, a French Canadian maple
farm, at the peak of maple season. http://bit.ly/29bohze

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Bean to Bar, a film about Artisan ChocolateIndulge in the exotic tastes, textures and variety of these artisan chocolate
makers, celebrated and praised by food critics and chocolate lovers
alike. http://bit.ly/293BwOM

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MeltdownLast night’s leftovers are presented with a cold reality. In an epic struggle for their survival, Spaghetti, Ham Sandwich, and Celery embark on a journey to the refrigerator’s temperature control knob. http://bit.ly/29875gr

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