Defining ‘independent film’

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 26, 2011 at 7:45 am


IOWA CITY, IA — With the Landlocked Film Festival opening at the Englert Theatre, its director, Mary Blackwood, looks at the origins of independent film and how we can define it today.

That said, are all movies created equal? Not at all. Some are “independent.” Landlocked is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011, and like most film festivals, we focus on showing independent films.

OK, but what does that mean?

(photo by Landlocked Film Festival)

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