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2006: The Year US Independent Film Embraced Self-Distribution

Some of the most interesting art/indie movies that I saw or heard about this year were self-distributed movies. In celebration, here are some lists (titles in alphabetical order):

List 1: Select 2006 Theatrically Self-Distributed* Low Budget Indie Films (*multiple cities, commercial screenings outside of film fests or similar events):

Date Number One

Four Eyed Monsters

Head Trauma

Jumping Off Bridges

Kicking Bird


Manhattan, Kansas

Mardi Gras: Made in China

Mutual Appreciation

List 2: Select Indie Features That Took At Least 1 Step Outside of the Film Festival Circuit (at least 1 DIY theatrical or alterna venue screening in '06):

Cocaine Angel

Dance Party, U.S.A.


The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah

List 3: Select 2006 Hybrid (Indiewood & DIY) or New Distribution Projects Worth Checking Out:

51 Birch Street


I Am A Sex Addict

List 4: A well known director self-distributes an art movie list:

Inland Empire


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