Film Independent's Spirit Awards is a celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and who dare to challenge the status quo. Televised in millions of homes and covered internationally by the press, the Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting independent film to a wider audience. Selected from more than 250 submissions, awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Film, and Best Documentary. Spirit Awards winners are chosen by Film Independent members with voting privileges extended to IFP members. Voters attend nominee screenings and view nominated films online through a partnership with B-Side before selecting Spirit Awards winners. Additionally, voters who are Netflix subscribers can still access already released nominated films on DVD.
Britain's King George VI (Firth), afflicted with a stammer since childhood, seeks help from irreverent and unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush). The King's ascension to the throne was neither expected nor desired, but in the wake of his brother Edward's (Pearse) abdication he finds himself pressed into service, yet ... more
Andy is college-bound, so Buzz, Woody and the rest of the toy box crowd are donated to a daycare center, which launches some unexpected adventures. Heartwarming and funny in the best Pixar tradition, this one blows away the "third in the trilogy" curse with genuine thrills and real emotion. Parents ... more