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The Indie Street team wants to wish all you film lovers the happiest, healthiest and safest of New Years! Goodbye 2016! It has been a great year for cinema and indie film but we can't wait to see what the new year holds! See you all in the brand new, sparkling 2017!

#222222; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; background-color: ; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: helvetica;">Season’s Greetings! Indie Street wants to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy holiday season! Here’s to time with family, friends, neighbors, kitties, or whatever you choose to surround yourself with this week! We hope you make magical memories full of cheer, laughs, and great times with the ones you love! If you’re looking to cozy up by the fireplace tonight or tomorrow night and check out a new movie, don’t forget Indie Street is at the corner of innovation and storytelling and therefore the perfect place to find that unique film to fit any of your festive needs. From New Year’s Eve friendship comedy Auld Lang Syne to Sankofa, a scifi film about human connection and memory, get comfortable with one of our recent 2016 releases and make some new traditions this year in the form of supporting the best indie filmmakers out there! Happy Holidays and lots of love from the Indie Street team! <3 

Based in Texas, Alamo Drafthouse has become a well known theater chain by moviegoers in only specific locations across the country. Known for serving food and alcohol (with a no phone policy) and incorporating interactive events, looks like New Yorkers are finally getting their chance to join in on the fun. Though a Yonkers location already exists, the opening of a Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Brooklyn has been a long awaited moment. And it looks like there is finally a date set, you patient New York film lovers! The downtown Brooklyn location is officially set to open next week, on October 28th! The theater’s first series will be appropriately called “New in Town”. Mark your calendars and read more on the opening!

It’s officially September - how did this happen?! Time is flying by! It helps to know that, with every passing month, new milestones are popping up for us to celebrate. This week (specifically September 1st) marked the exciting 5th anniversary of The 78 Project! As an Indie Street partner film, “The 78 Project” is also a special type of musical documentary - one that showcases a journey across America as filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright set out to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with a variety of musicians. The catch? Well, they are using a Presto 1930's direct-to-disc recorder. The unique project behind the film has actually been running since one fateful summer afternoon at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden on September 1, 2011. The team will be celebrating their anniversary by revisiting some of their favorite performances with the crazy talented assortment of artists they have had the pleasure and good fortune to work with over the past half a decade. You can revisit and stream the results of the 1st ever episode here, featuring Dawn Landes singing “The Brown Girl”. Alternatively, you can buy the vinyl copy of the original soundtrack to the film here and the digital copy via iTunes or Amazon. Love the music and want more? Be sure to check out the incomparable feature, “The 78 Project”, on Indie Street. By watching, you support our partner filmmakers in their continuing quests to tell new and innovative stories. For more information on the project and the film, check out their website or find them via Twitter and Facebook. Happy 5th Birthday, guys! Here's to many more magical and musical years to come!