Showdown

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Best indie/slacker/mumblecore films

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A Showdown for all the slackers, clerks, road trippers, stair-takers, navel-gazers and sister’s sisters, this is a celebration of all things indie, new talkie and mumblecore (a term coined by Eric Masunaga, sound mixer on Funny Ha Ha). Love ’em or loathe ’em, these lo-fi chat-fests have an eloquent ineloquence in the way they reflect the in-betweenness of contemporary (mostly white, mostly American) 20- and 30-somethings. A realm of film genre as vague as the movies that fall within it, we’re looking for entries that exhibit the hallmarks of 90s-onwards indie talkies: micro-budgets; low-tech, DIY aesthetics; long, improvised conversations; naturalistic dialogue; a Duplass brother; and a plot-line thrown somewhere in the mix.

Most mentioned

  • Frances Ha
  • Clerks
  • Before Sunrise
  • Lady Bird
  • Slacker
  • Before Sunset
  • The Florida Project
  • Juno
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Columbus
  • Chasing Amy
  • Short Term 12
  • Ghost World
  • 20th Century Women
  • Once
  • Creep
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Coherence
  • Blue Jay
  • Kicking and Screaming

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Zoe T

Zoe T 61 films

Julia Lee

Julia Lee 5 films

Mariner35

Mariner35 75 films

Trevor May

Trevor May 14 films

Zayne

Zayne 15 films

Nick G

Nick G 12 films

Concreteandclay

Concreteandclay 18 films

Robert Shupe

Robert Shupe 10 films

festerwretch

festerwretch 11 films

amuttmonkey

amuttmonkey 5 films

Saba Birkadze

Saba Birkadze 7 films

elvisisking

elvisisking 10 films

Almer

Almer 19 films

JTFX

JTFX 10 films

Ted C

Ted C 8 films

paddy hearst

paddy hearst 9 films

Wilfred Lucas

Wilfred Lucas 10 films

J.P. Vitale

J.P. Vitale 15 films

TomTomski

TomTomski 10 films

Angelo Cordeiro

Angelo Cordeiro 10 films

John Quinn

John Quinn 9 films

ChevalierFool

ChevalierFool 15 films

Zane

Zane 5 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 15 films

Nathan

Nathan 10 films

johnbentley

johnbentley 15 films

Quint

Quint 10 films

kierstonwoodley

kierstonwoodley 10 films

kelsey

kelsey 14 films

radnom_

radnom_ 10 films

Connor Denney

Connor Denney 24 films

Brett Wright

Brett Wright 36 films

residentartist

residentartist 12 films

Paul Norman

Paul Norman 11 films

Zheddy

Zheddy 10 films

Ryan Stockstad

Ryan Stockstad 20 films

cdpearce

cdpearce 10 films

Nichtsbesondern

Nichtsbesondern 13 films

Rod T

Rod T 8 films

Bozzle

Bozzle 37 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 10 films

oaksy28

oaksy28 21 films

Rasmus Muller

Rasmus Muller 10 films

Nina

Nina 9 films

Jake Richardson

Jake Richardson 22 films

Jojo Maben

Jojo Maben 22 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films

scorpiofire

scorpiofire 10 films

Taylor Costello

Taylor Costello 10 films

Katherine

Katherine 10 films

Erik Vorhes

Erik Vorhes 10 films

Gals

Gals 10 films

Dwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen 22 films

Jason Gottlieb

Jason Gottlieb 35 films

tromafiend

tromafiend 6 films

ning

ning 2 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 10 films

wooby123

wooby123 16 films

maximahls

maximahls 23 films

JR

JR 10 films

Mitch

Mitch 35 films

lancernolancing

lancernolancing 15 films

Cristian Macias

Cristian Macias 10 films

hessli

hessli 6 films

Stefan

Stefan 11 films

Adam William

Adam William 10 films

Kat

Kat 35 films

Carleigh Smith

Carleigh Smith 34 films

BmoreSmore

BmoreSmore 10 films

Vince

Vince 11 films

Pierce Bauer

Pierce Bauer 10 films

Luis_989

Luis_989 15 films

MovieManMark

MovieManMark 25 films

Glen Coco

Glen Coco 34 films

Seth Montpelier

Seth Montpelier 10 films

AronDanburg

AronDanburg 10 films

evildeathroll

evildeathroll 24 films

Eduardo Roldán

Eduardo Roldán 47 films

djulia

djulia 10 films

Eddie_Kasp

Eddie_Kasp 31 films

xthebarkingcat

xthebarkingcat 10 films