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TOP 10 INDIE SCREENPLAYS

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1. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Screenplay by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Directed by Behn Zeitlin

Based off Lucy Alibar's play "Juicy and Delicious," the script BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD tells a surreal, political story of a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy who lives in a bayou called the Bathtub. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. 

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2. DRUGSTORE COWBOY
Screenplay by James Fogle and Gus Van Sant
Directed by Gus Van Sant

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3. BOOGIE NIGHTS
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

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4. STRANGER THAN PARADISE    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch

5. BOYHOOD    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Richard Linklater

6. TANGERINE    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch 

7. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Sofia Coppola 

8. EL MARIACHI    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez 

9. DONNIE DARKO    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Richard Kelly

10. CLERKS    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Kevin Smith

Bonus: For something truly indie, check out the cult classic THE ROOM     Read the screenplay!