An article in the New York Times magazine on the death of indie film. Or the rise and fall of indie or whatever you want to call it. You can only make so many indie films before become part of the industry. A gem of an indie film that’s made made on a shoestring budget will appear again — they always do. Indie film directors like to make movies. If the people with money like the movies, they offer the directors some cash. They still make movies they want to see, but they have money to do it with; you just don’t get a heartbreaking story attached to the making of it. Real indie directors make documentaries.