Tag Archives: independent film

Compliance (2012)

This chilling psychological thriller will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Based on the strip search phone call scam, where a man posing as a police officer prank called American fast food restaurants and ordered the managers to strip search their female employees, it is a disturbing display of our willingness to comply with authority.

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Last Days (2005)

Gus Van Sant’s creative interpretation of the final days of rock legend Kurt Cobain’s life, by which time he had descended into depression and drug addiction. Set at Cobain Seattle lake house, this fly-on-the-wall “documentary” is as moody and melancholy as the man himself.

Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de Motocicleta (2004)

Based on the journals of a young Che Guevara, who as a medical student embarked on a road trip across South America with his friend Alberto Granado in order to discover the continent and its people. What starts off as a raucous, hedonistic journey becomes far more sobering as the men encounter the extreme poverty, hunger and disease facing their countrymen.