American Indie Spotlight

Sarah Pirozek

Rosie (Sarah Rich), a teen in Woodstock, N.Y., is mourning the anniversary of younger sister Amelia’s death. She’s shocked to discover that the…

Lara Jean Gallagher

In a desperate plea for attention, unhinged and heartbroken Karen — who’s unable to let go of her failing relationship with an older and more…

Cody Stokes

Shot in St. Louis by former St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase award-winner Cody Stokes, “The Ghost Who Walks” is a breathlessly paced ride through the…

Stephen Wallace Pruitt

“The Land” tells the compelling story of a marriage on the precipice of an uncertain future. By leveraging the very land that has been in his…

Josh Melrod

Set in the backwoods of Vermont, “Major Arcana” follows Dink (Ujon Tokarski), an itinerant carpenter who returns home to collect an inheritance.…

Tara Johnson-Medinger

“My Summer As a Goth” tells a delightful coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful but often comic search for identity and love in…

Van Maximilian Carlson

“Princess of the Row” tells a heart-wrenching tale about the powerful bond between a father and daughter. Alicia Willis (Tayler Buck) — a 12-year-…

Bruce Dellis

In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling (Amanda Melby) is not exactly “living the dream.” A doughnut-shop employee with anger issues, she…

Kelly Blatz

Kicked out of the plush retirement facility where he lives with partner Adina (Anne Gee Byrd), 84-year-old World War II veteran William (Tom Bower…

Svetlana Cvetko

“Show Me What You Got” tells an unconventional love story — one firmly rooted in the times in which we live — that takes three adventurous…

Dan Steadman

Talented photographer Lucas Wilson (Raymond Roberson) is still processing his emotions after the death of his father two years ago and marking…

Matt Ratner

Iconic funnyman Billy Crystal makes a welcome return to film comedy in the delightful “Standing Up, Falling Down,” which debuted at Tribeca.…

Robert Jury

“Working Man” is a classic American story set in an all-too-contemporary world. When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes its doors,…

Karen Maine

Growing up in the Midwest in the early aughts, 16-year-old Alice (Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler in “Stranger Things”) has always been a…