Hal Hartley's The Unbelievable Truth was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1989. That year, Steven Soderbergh's seminal indie film sex, lies, and videotape [sic] grossed $24.7 million at the domestic box office. Close behind was another indie pioneer, Jim Sheridan, who made his Daniel Day-Lewis vehicle My Left Foot for $700,000 and premiered it to $14.7 in theatrical revenue.
Though summer is typically the season for blockbusters, we have heretofore crowned Summer 2017 as the season of groundbreaking independent films. The diverse films below received standing ovations at Sundance and left audiences breathless at Cannes. They showcased the triumph of the human spirit, explored the deep mysteries of time, tackled a fraught piece of recent history head-on, and inspired us to love again. They disturbed us, enlightened us, and changed us—as any good indie movie should.
Were it not for a single phone call in 1968, David Lynch might have been lost to cinema history. The 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker was living in economically depressed Philadelphia with his girlfriend and newborn daughter when his father sat him down for the "come to Jesus" talk. Filmmaking was not a viable career path, he told his son. It was time to be responsible.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".