Dance Me to My Song

The fact that Dance Me to My Song is a completely unknown film, and not a major milestone in the independent film world, shouldn't surprise me anymore, and yet... you can't watch this film without wondering what is wrong with our world. Here is a film written by and starring Heather Rose, a woman with … Continue reading Dance Me to My Song

We Don’t Need a Map

Symbols are such strange, odd things- nothing more than a squiggle or a doodle, they nevertheless hold sway over the human beings who believe in them. Be it a flag or an icon, symbols trigger emotions, start wars, rally people to a cause. We Westerners living on the chunk of dirt called America don't think … Continue reading We Don’t Need a Map


The 1997 Academy Awards were dubbed "Independents' Day" due to the rare prevalence of independent films in all the big category nominations, with films like Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies and The Coen Brothers' Fargo getting more attention than their respective authors were used to. Still, it was the unknown Australian director Scott Hicks who … Continue reading Shine