Bored on a cloudy Sunday? Head to the IFC Center and catch an independent flick. The theatre offers a much different experience than attending a mainstream movie. It is much smaller and more intimate. There are no corporate commercials or endorsements, so the films really take the front seat. It is refreshing. Tonight, a friend and I saw Factotum. The film was about Hank Chinaski (an autobiographical character by writer Charles Bukowski) and his struggles to become a writer. He is an alcoholic, and one of the best I've seen. The movie is a bit slow moving, but the art direction is great. There are also quite a few great lines that come from Hank. When asked why he wants to work in a pickle factory, he responds, "...my grandmother used to serve me pickles..." Our next indie film: The Wild Blue Yonder.

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