Now in its 15th year, the Independent Spirit Awards were created to recognize the so-called "indie" filmmakers who get by with low budgets, favor originality over the formulaic, and feature lesser-known or unknown talent in front of the camera. Well, that's what it used to be like.
"...of this year's gala event, filled with gowns, glam, jewels, and a hint of Hollywood haughtiness. But it's not..."
March 24, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta