Indie Cinema 2018: Films That Matter

It’s been a banner year for independent films, made on a smaller budget and released by courageous distributors that took a risk in making and/or distributing those films.

Here is a sampler of the highlights of 2018 (in alphabetical order):

Photo: First Reformed, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Ethan Hawke, winner of Best Actor from the Gotham Awards.

“At Eternity’s Gate”

“The Death of Stalin”

“The Favourite”

“First Reformed”

“Lean on Pete”

“Leave No Trace”


“The Old Man & the Gun”

“The Rider”


“Sorry to Bother You”

“We the Animals”

“You Were Never Really Here”