The Indies: New York's Best Spots for Independent Film
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American Museum of the Moving Image
  A fantastic repertory of classics, talks with leading directors, and a first-rate outdoor film festival during the summer.
Anthology Film Archives
  The legendary birthplace of NYC experimental cinema, founded by Jonas Mekas.
Angelika Film Center
  Consistently strong lineup of indies and foreign films. Only drawback: The rumbling of the subway is hard to ignore.
Brooklyn Academy of Music: BAM Rose Cinemas
  The best in indie and foreign films, plus mini-festivals dedicated to local filmmakers.
Film Forum
  New York's leading theater for independent premieres and repertory programming.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
  Home of the New York Film Festival.
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
  The newest addition to New York's independent film scene is this restored historic theater with stadium seating and Dolby stereo.
Museum of Modern Art
  Hollywood classics, documentaries, avant-garde and foreign films.
The Quad Cinema
  Tiny West Village gem showing independent and foreign films.
The Screening Room
  TriBeCa bar, restaurant, and theater showing independent films and critically acclaimed mainstream fare. Breakfast at Tiffany's brunch every Sunday.
Thalia Theater
  This Upper West Side foreign-film favorite — which had a memorable cameo in Annie Hall — has been restored and reopened.
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
  The owners of the East Village-based pizzeria chain opened this showcase for everything avant-garde, from Japanese horror flicks to edgy documentaries.