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Our hometown Indie Spirit Film Festival turns six this year, returning to downtown and several new-to-the-event venues. Event director Jim Turner — who recently received the Trindiefest Independent Film Award for his "pioneering work in promoting independent film throughout the Rocky Mountain Southwest" — invites everyone to "enjoy the community of this festival," via the activities and events beyond the screenings.
Also inside of his introductory message within the film schedule (which was inserted into last week's Independent, and which you can find at indiespiritfilmfestival.org), he rightfully promotes the quality of 90 diverse films on display this year, including both domestic and world premieres.
But as anyone who's enjoyed any festival frenzy already knows, indie films can be hit-or-miss. So you'll note in the random sampling of reviews that Gracie Ramsdell, Louis Fowler and myself wrote, that we weren't wildly in love with everything we witnessed. But we were quite impressed by much of it.
It's always amazing to see what creative depths can be plunged on a relatively low budget, and how much emotion can be pulled out of even a short few minutes. At the very least, it's refreshing to see thoughtful expositions rather than mere explosions on the big screen. Happy viewing.Join the conversation! #ISFF2013 Tweets about "#isff2013"