Rage Against the ‘Indy’ Machine

What makes us “Independent” cinema? What is so “Indy” about us?

That’s the question I hope to not answer in this article. Instead, I’d like to rage against the machine. The real question is “WHY are we labeled as “Independent” cinema?” “WHY CALL US INDY?

What does it even mean to be INDY? The Machine┬ásays, “My definition of independent: without any sort of financial backing.”

Do we need to constantly remind the audience that we aren’t being given money by a movie studio?

Everyone likes an underdog story, but only when the underdog comes out on top.

Either the underdog succeeds and earns respect thus shaking off the underdog label or they fail and remain an underdog. They don’t then go around bragging about being the underdog.

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The VHS Review Show – Michael Edition

Hello ‘Slicers. It’s Michael Welborn here. I’m addicted to VHS tapes. It’s something about the way the it feels in my hand as I slide the sleeve from the tape— It’s the way an old tape smells– It’s the vintage design style of the campiest films and videos I can find– and most importantly, it’s the nostalgia of the electricity in the air and the bleeding desaturated colors, flickering with distortion.

There’s just something about the VHS aesthetic that I can’t resist.

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