INDIEWATCH: Nina Simone Unplugged

Female musicians are dominating documentaries. PBS released one on Janis Joplin. A doc on Amy Winehouse won an Oscar, and Netflix released a haunting ode to Nina Simone. In “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” director Liz Garbus paints a complex, candid and sometimes heart-wrenching portrait of the classically trained, Civil Rights activist and jazz musician. Garbus…
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It's pretty but it's grimy in "Tangerine." And it's worth it.

INDIEWATCH: ‘Tangerine’ Is A Sweet And Sour Must-see

Sex workers, their clients and other Los Angeles subcultures rule the screen in “Tangerine,” a fiercely original comedy from indie director Sean Baker (“Starlet” and “Prince of Broadway”). It’s Christmas Eve, and besties Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor), who are both transgender women, meet at a donut shop. Sin-Dee is fresh off…
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In “A Girl Walks Home at Night,” Sheila Vand (The Girl) stalks and preys upon junkies and pimps.

Watch ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” is a twist on the boy-meets-girl story — and the girl’s a vampire. It’s writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour’s first feature-length film, and whatta debut. The Girl (Sheila Vand) stalks and preys upon pimps, junkies and hookers. She’s got a sick music collection and wears a hijab that flies…
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Petty theft really turns them on.

INDIEWATCH: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ Disappeared With A Plot

In a crowded restaurant, Conor says to Eleanor: “Would you still love me if I can’t pay for dinner?” They make a break for it, and land in a “Twilight”-esque meadow except it’s Central Park and it’s night time. “There’s only one heart in this body,” Conor says. “Have mercy on me.” In the next…
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Filmmakers enter into this small Missouri town for their documentary of the same name.

INDIEWATCH: ‘Rich Hill’ A Poignant, Unapologetic Look At Three Teens Coming Of Age

“Rich Hill” follows three adolescent boys in small-town Missouri. Andrew is a 15-year-old nomad, his family often landing back in Rich Hill. “We’re not trash, we’re good people,” he says. “My mom, she wants to get out and do things with us, but she can’t because of her problems,” he says, his eyes tightening at…
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