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February 23, 2009

Getting into the Spirit

Indies were in the spotlight last night

We're less than an hour away from the start of the Oscars, but less than 24 hours ago, the best independent films and performances of the year were recognized at last night's Spirit Awards.

It's a more freewheeling show than the Academy Awards -- look no further than Mickey Rourke's profanity laced speech for winning Best Actor for The Wrestler. But it's certainly a celebration of some of the year's best movies -- like The Wrestler, Rachel Getting Married, Frozen River, and Wendy & Lucy, among others.

As we're about to watch a spectacle that celebrates mostly mainstream blockbusters, it's good to take a moment to remember the great indies of 2008.

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