Out with the Theater, in with the Remote Control?

Image by Jeremy Toeman @ Flickr.

I just read a great piece in the New York Times about the future of indie film as seen by Ed Burns. Burns, the director behind “The Brothers McMullen” sees indie films playing and making money, not in theaters across the country, but rather on your TV screen through cable and satellite on-demand programming. Maybe it’s nostalgia or a too-clear dream in my mind, but the thought of not seeing independent films in the theater makes me sad. But if the big screen won’t take us, maybe we just shack up with the small screen and call it a day. Burns seems to think that’s the way to go. What do you think?

 

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