Peter Bart: Indies Enjoy Their Glory Moments After Surviving Demanding Year

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The edgy denizens of the indie film business, having survived a year of daunting disappointments, are now ready for their moment in the sun. Theaters featuring specialty films are packed once again and media attention is focused on once-ignored indie filmmakers. At Globes and Oscar time, a star like Matt Damon suddenly sheds his Bourne identity and is out there hustling Manchester By The Sea. The surprising strong performance of Manchester is one reason for the cheer…