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

Honeyland

October 10 & October 13

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice.

October 10 & 13
Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.

All Seats, $10 • Movie Tickets at the Door

With special guest, Karen Stroschein, from GooBees Honey Emporium in Mount Vernon on Thursday night.