Indie movies are a necessary respite from big box office monstrosities. They challenge us intellectually and emotionally, dive deep into character studies, and leave us with questions to ponder for weeks post-viewing. As awards season looms and studios release their heavy-hitting films into theaters, consider sitting out what everyone else is watching and take in an indie film instead. These 10 indie movies are titles that probably weren’t on your radar but deserve your undivided attention.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.