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Feed Your Inner Movie Geek with IndieFlix (Giveaway Coming Soon!)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I like a good superhero blockbuster as much as the next fanboy but indie films hold a special place in my heart. Sadly, film festivals are no longer pageants for independent filmmakers as major studios muscle in on their territory.

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Thousands of brilliant, creative minds submit their works to festivals, hoping to find meaningful distribution yet fewer than 1% actually do. But there is a new game in Tinseltown hoping to level the playing field. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is part champion, part curator; our mission is to democratize distribution and provide significant revenue for filmmakers.

IndieFlix is the Netflix of independent films, giving viewers access to more than 4,500 shorts, docs and features that can be streamed on your PC, Mac, Xbox, Roku, & Mobile for $6.99/month. Filmmakers get paid for every minute someone watches their film on the site. So your subscription is directly supporting independent film-making! Connect with IndieFlix on Facebook and Twitter.

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IndieFlix has thousands of films, but there is one special film I want to share with you. It was made by Lauren and Molly, BFFs who traveled around America on a mission to uncover the hidden truths about girl-on-girl bullying. The result is Finding Kind, a documentary of that journey and of the filmmakers’ quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect.
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This film stirred up a lot of emotion for me because I was bullied in elementary and middle school. The film's message is similar to Mean Girls--we must stick together and stop tearing each other apart--but Finding Kind digs deeper into the emotional wounds of bullying and offers some real healing. It is a must-see for all girls and even women! Watch Finding Kind on IndieFlix through its extended playing date of May 31 and then connect with the film on Facebook and Twitter.

What began as an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, ultimately became the Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”

Finding Kind has toured around the US and Canada in over 350 schools and communities. The Kind Campaign curriculum is available for year-round use in schools and communities. HOST A SCREENING THROUGH INDIEFLIX.
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Ellen said...

Bullying is such a huge problem today. Sounds like a film everyone needs to see.

Jenn said...

I can't even watch this preview without crying. If we screen it hear, we better bring in a truckload of tissues. This is such an important issue. My daughter is only 7 and she experiences issues with "mean girls" almost everyday. It is such a sad truth and I hope something can be done about it. What brave girls to embark on this journey with their moms. Kudos to them!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow ive never heard of this and i LOVE indie films!!

Sandy a la Mode

Mama Up! said...

Good find!

I really want to like indie films, but sometimes I fear I'm just a mainstream kind of girl ;)

Unknown said...

I want to see this. It's amazing how women are mean to each other instead of lifting each other up.

brokenteepee said...

How wonderful that a movie sparked a movement. Bullying is just awful and it seems so much worse than when I went to school in the dark ages.

Momma Told Me said...

We rely on media streaming for all of our entertainment, and I've often wondered if there is a source for independent films. I'm definitely going to check into Indieflex and I'm going to check for a local screening of Finding Kind.

Lena B said...

That is a great movement and looks like a great movie
I wil def check out Indiflix

Unknown said...

Wow, what a powerful movement! And such an important one! I fear for my daughter. I know how means girls can be. And I worry about her already at the age of three. I know the damage it can do. So this is quite inspiring that they have such a powerful movement to help fight against girl-bullying-girl!

Brandy M. said...

Glad to see this movement taking place. Bullying is becoming a serious problem all the ways that are available to bully these days. We didn't have to worry about cyber bullying or how fast it could spread, with access to the internet it can really get out of hand fast.

Kristyn said...

this sounds like a good movie that people need to see especially with bullying numbers on the rise.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Never heard of it. Sounds great! Some independent movies are really good and we don't get to see them.

Unknown said...

This sounds like an important film to be seen by all. My daughter is 9 and has already experienced some bullying. She suffers from anxiety as it is, so this additional stress has been very tough on her.

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