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My Life As an Indy Moviegoer – October, 2011 Recap

by HELEN GEIB

A monthly series in which I relate my reflections on life as an independent-minded moviegoer in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I made a decision this month. I won’t call it monumental, that’s much too grandiose, but it’s a big deal for me and consequential for this blog. I decided to stop pushing myself to see movies where the main reason to see them is to pick off a new Hollywood release to review this or that weekend. I’ve seen too many bad movies this year following on a couple of other not so great years, and it’s worn me down. Looking on the bright side, some of those recovered hours can be allocated to other writing and some to seeing interesting-looking here today, gone tomorrow limited release titles. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (October 28, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

There’s so much going on this week I don’t know where to begin to summarize it. I’m especially looking forward to the two revival screenings at the IMA, The Shining and Killer of Sheep. What’s on your movie list? Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (October 21, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

Five count ’em five limited release films open in Indianapolis today and a sixth on Wednesday, while Fort Wayne gets an Indiana exclusive. Sort of makes you wish a few of these movies could have opened in the summer weeks (note the plural) when zero new films opened at the arthouse, doesn’t it? Plus more Halloween horror this week and next. What’s your movie priority? Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (October 14, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

Two American indies and a South African drama are the limited release films opening this week- and unusually, one of them isn’t playing in Indianapolis (at least not yet). Be sure and read through to “next week and beyond” if you’re a horror film fan. There’s a good amount of special programming for you to enjoy this week and even more coming in the next two. Myself, I’m so excited about the opportunity to see Sunrise with live accompaniment that I’m driving to Bloomington for the privilege. What’s on your moviegoing schedule? Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (October 7, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

In the movie world, October = horror. Let’s just say it took quite a bit longer than usual to write this week’s column, a lot of that due to just how much is “coming soon” for horror film fans- and people who generally enjoy the Halloween season. Also this week: the Heartland Film Festival and new indie dramas Machine Gun Preacher and Restless. Continue reading

My Life As an Indy Moviegoer – September, 2011 Recap

by HELEN GEIB

A monthly series in which I relate my reflections on life as an independent-minded moviegoer in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Warrior and Drive are two of the best movies I’ve seen in the theater this year. However, there is one downside to the return of good movies to the multiplex, namely that when I go out of town for a weekend it’s hard to catch up with what I’ve missed. I’ll have to move fast if I’m going to catch The Debt, and after that comes Killer Elite. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (September 30, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

I’m really looking forward to seeing the new Hong Kong martial arts biopic Ip Man: The Legend Is Born. What’s your top movie pick this week? There’s plenty to choose from in repertory screenings around the state. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (September 23, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

It’s an embarrassment of repertory theater riches again this week in college towns South Bend and Bloomington, while two old main street movie palaces play host to festivals: the B Movie Celebration at Franklin’s Artcraft and the Homegrown Hoosier Film Festival at Anderson’s Paramount. More on that and all your other “outside the multiplex” options after the cut. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (September 16, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

Only one new release this week- the English 1960s-set drama Brighton Rock at the Keystone Art in Indianapolis- but there are a bunch of theatrical holdovers and a whole lot of special screenings around the state to keep us all busy. What’s on your moviegoing list? Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (September 9, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

We’re back with another edition of Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana, and in a good sign, there’s too much going on this week to summarize here. What’s on your moviegoing list for this week? Continue reading