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Based on a true story, a struggling writer takes work in a Boston homeless shelter only to encounter his deeply troubled yet brilliant estranged father.

Based on a true story, a struggling writer takes work in a Boston homeless shelter only to encounter his deeply troubled yet brilliant estranged father.

For Ellen: A struggling musician (Paul Dano) hits rock bottom and must decide between his career and his daughter (Shaylena Mandigo) in "For Ellen". Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. #ForEllen #Film #movies #paul #dano #Ellen

France’s official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards tells the story of a young couple struggling to stay together after their child is diagnosed with cancer. #foreignfilm #film #France #love #declarationofwar

Director Dee Rees offers a fresh and nuanced look at homosexuality in Pariah. Rees’ award-winning film follows the life of Alike, a Brooklyn teenager who struggles with her sexual identity. In spite of hostility within her environment and even her own household, Alike musters the courage to carve out an identity for herself. #film #movies #independentfilm #Pariah

Miss Bala: In Tijuana, 23 year old Laura Guerrero dreams of becoming a beauty queen on the pageant circuit. But when she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, she is thrust into the world of organized crime, forced to become a mule for a violent drug cartel. #foreignfilm #movies #film #Mexico #action

We Need to Talk About Kevin: When a sociopathic teenager goes on a spree killing at his high school, his mother struggles to come to terms with the horrific act committed by her son and contemplates her own culpability for his shocking actions. #movies #indie #independent #film #drama

Based on a true story, a sewage worker and part-time burglar agrees to shelter a group of Jewish refugees in Nazi-occupied Poland. However, what starts off as a cold business arrangement, gradually evolves into something much deeper. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. #foreignfilm #film #poland #darkness

Norwegian Wood: After hearing the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, a man is sent back to his student years in 1960s Tokyo. Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami. #Japan #film #foreignfilm #indie #movies #Beatles #1960s #60s

Beasts of The Southern Wild: Faced with her father's failing health, environmental catastrophe, and the return of prehistoric beasts, a six year old girl musters the courage to leave her ravaged bayou community to search for her long lost mother. #Sundance #indie #independentfilm #movies #film #environment #bayou

Glenn Close must cross-dress and disguise herself as a butler in order to escape her life of Victorian poverty in Albert Nobbs. #AlbertNobbs #Dublin #GlennClose #movies #film

The only thing Beth (Felicity Jones) and Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay) have in common is their passion for literature and their desire to escape their small town existence. However, when Emilia moves in next door and has an affair with Beth’s father, Beth’s quaint teenage world will never be the same. #Albatross #UK #independentfilm #movies #film

Rachael Harris leaves behind her sheltered life in search for her stepson in Natural Selection #RachaelHarris #NaturalSelection #film #independentfilm #movies #sxsw

Hysteria tells the true story of Joseph Mortimer Granville, a highly-regarded English physician, who serendipitously designed and patented the battery-operated vibrator. Starring Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Johathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett. #movies #film #England #Hysteria #comedy #VictorianEngland

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Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson. #film #independent #wonderful #true #pure

Coming off of her work on Dogtooth, Athina Rachel Tsangari continues to cement herself as one of the Greece's best filmmakers with her latest film Attenberg #foreignfilm #sexuality #movies #film #Greece

Gareth Evans deftly combines Eastern & Western filmmaking styles to craft one of the slickest thrillers in years #TheRaid #Indonesia #martialarts

To Rome With Love: Woody Allen's latest tells the story of several people in Italy - some American, some Italian - and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. Starring Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, Alec Baldwin and Roberto Benigni. #movies #romance #independentfilm #comedy #film

Here: A brief but intense relationship strikes up between an American cartographer and an expatriate Armenian photographer after impulsively deciding to travel the uncharted world together. #movies #film #independentfilm #cartography #photography #romance #armenia #Here

Little Birds: The sheltered existence of two teenage girls is forever changed when they decide to leave their decaying hometown and follow a group of boys to Los Angeles. Starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth. Written and Directed by Elgin James. #movies #independentfilm #drama #film #rebellion #adolescence

Having been out of the film business for nearly a decade, American History X director Tony Kaye makes a welcome return to the director’s chair and takes a hard look at the American education system in Detachment. #film #independentfilm #movies #education