Movies That Make You Think


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Why we like independent movies!

Independent movies are those films created outside the Hollywood system, usually without the financial backing, big marketing budget, and product placement inherent in the “regular” movies.

Independent movies, like independent theaters, are a reflection of one’s passion and commitment to an idea. Maybe not out to make a fortune, independent filmmakers are willing to take more risks in bringing their ideas to the screen.

What we find so refreshing, from a theatre owner’s perspective, is that independent film companies truly want audiences to see their films. They’re much more willing to work with small theaters in rural communities (like Concrete), to get their work in front of people.

Lastly, we believe the best thing about independent movies is that they MAKE YOU THINK. Seldom filled with car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, and other ploys to attract mega-audiences, these films are usually more true to life, portraying real people in real situations that we can relate to.

More than an excuse to enjoy some popcorn (even as great as ours is) independent films give you something to ponder, long after the credits roll.

Please join us in supporting independent filmmakers. Take a chance on a movie you probably haven’t seen advertised on TV and billboards.

We may not like all independent movies, we might even be left scratching our head, but at least we’ll be using our head!

- Valerie

August 22 & August 25: Maiden

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity.

Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 at 5:00 p.m.

All seats $10

But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

The Farewell

September 19 & September 22

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Billi, a headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when she learns her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness.

Rated PG