The Independents: Marginal to Mainstream

Join playwright David Hare and a panel of cultural critics for a discussion on independent film, its history, and its influence on contemporary life and culture. As the decade comes to a close, we see that, over the last ten years, independent cinema has metamorphosed from marginal existence into mainstream popularity. Independent film has not only become big business but also increasingly difficult to define and differentiate. Now that it is possible for small films to show at multiplexes and screen on cable, reaching wider audiences than ever before, has the impact of independent work changed? How, in fact, has independent film changed, and where is it going? This panel is sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.


Paul Holdengraber
David Hare
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