Why so serious?
I love a good indie movie as much as the next film junkie; searching for an alternative to the Michael Bay-like blockbuster explosion fest. But, let’s be honest, on the small-guy end of the movie market spectrum, for every boundary-pushing film, there is another 90 minute waste of brain space. Some take themselves too seriously, others have no shame. The 2000 rockumentary The Independent — which screens at the Happy Badger on July 7 — makes fun of this, following an indie director (Jerry Stiller) who is said to have made 427 films, poking fun at the factory-like way movies come out; how some try too hard to be intellectually stimulating (“Corn: The Ear of Plenty”) and how others are just trying to grab quick cash by being vapid (“Nude Cop”).
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