Happy 4th of July, Independence Day from Artsploitation Films!  Today we celebrate FREEDOM and that’s a powerful thing for the indie filmmaker.  It gives us the ability to make movies without creative limitations.  It gives us a voice and the ability to be heard across this great land, and beyond.

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Free speech and free expression – unencumbered by government interference or doctrine – empowers our creative community to not only entertain, but to inform, challenge, and inspire.” – Motion Picture Association of America

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Mother Jones gives us 10 Movies About Freedom of Expression.  This list is from a few years ago, but it’s still a solid list including a very underrated movie, Pump Up The Volumn staring Christian Slater.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (US 1990) NEW LINE CINEMA CHRISTIAN SLATER Date: 1990

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (US 1990) NEW LINE CINEMA CHRISTIAN SLATER Date: 1990

Artsploitation Films is based in PHILADELPHIA, PA, the birthplace of independence and home of Rocky Balboa!   Artsploitation Films and Rocky have a lot in common, both true underdogs fighting their way to make it to the top.  Rocky won the Gold belt from Apollo Creed.   Artsploitation Films newest movie, Red Christmas won Gold award for best picture at Spotlight Horror Film Festival.

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The point is… Freedom isn’t easy.  We all have to fight for it in different ways, but at the end of the day it’s worth the fight.

God Bless America!

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