The Need for Independent Cinemas

What is the importance and reasons for independent cinemas which show diverse films in comparison to commercial cinema chains?

  • The importance of independent cinema is to show real world content or explore imagination to the extreme; as in opposition to the antithesis of mainstream movies which caters to the average audience and keeps them in their comfort zone. Independent cinema has the ability to expand the mind and heart without compromising its integrity in exchange for monetary compensation. One could also look at examples of independent films made with artistic integrity and exploded into mainstream media. – Venus Echos 7 years ago
  • Independent Cinema also allows for marginalized populations to have access to equipment to be able to tell their own stories and have their voiced heard. It also allows for subversive themes and experimental styles to emerge. – CassDM 7 years ago

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