'Birdman' wins top honors at Indie Spirits

February 22, 2015 1:35 AM

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"Independent filmmakers are holdouts against a tsunami of super-hero movies," said director Dan Gilroy, who won best first feature for Nightcrawler. "We have survived and we have thrived."

Gilroy's comment foreshadowed the top award-- best feature--which went to Birdman, about the star of a super-hero franchise struggling for a comeback.

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