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ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK

Reflecting on their words in these pages ten years ago, Hal Hartley and Nick Gomez discuss their ongoing lives as working independent filmmakers.

ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET MOVIEMAKING

Peter Broderick revisits his historic articles on no-budget filmmaking in the light of the new digital cinema.

  • Deborah Dickson on documentaries.
  • Marcus Hu on New Queer Cinema.
  • James Schamus asks, Whatever Happened to B Movies?
  • Travis Crawford on a decade of genre filmmaking.
  • Alan Baldachin on financing indie films in the '90s.
  • Adam Pincus on the Internet; Anthony Kaufman on distribution.
  • Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente on the years ahead.

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NO-BUDGET NIGERIA

Jeremy Nathan investigates the latest African filmmaking revolution, one that has prospered through a DIY ethos and consumer-level digital equipment.

IT'S NOT JUST A JOB

Kendall Morgan offers 10 tips for new producers.

BONUS TRACKS

Hidden on the latest pop CDs are the newest opportunities for independent filmmakers. Rebecca Howland reports.

FINISHING LINE

Reed Martin on the IFP Market's new emphasis on works in progress.


REPORTS

SHORT SUPPLY

Justin Lowe on Microcinema International.

REMEMBER THE ALAMO

Travis Crawford on the life of Eagle Pennell.

SHOW AND TELL

Jennifer Manno on The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting.

PRO ACTIVE

Bergen Swanson on Tom Noonan and the Paradise Theater.


Fall 2002 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

RETIREMENT PLAN

With About Schmidt, Alexander Payne, filmmaking's foremost social satirist, makes a moving, reflective and ultimately very personal film. Scott Macaulay talks with the writer-director.

I AM A CAMERA

In Auto Focus, Paul Schrader furthers his fixation on compromised masculinity with the true tale of sitcom star, proto-swinger and porn addict Bob Crane. Travis Crawford discusses it all with the writer-director.

THE PLAYER

Shot on the streets of New York, Dylan Kidd's Roger Dodger is a smartly executed comedy that won the first-time filmmaker the Grand Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. Scott Macaulay talks with Kidd.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Michael Moore's provocative new film, Bowling for Columbine, takes aim at America's obsession with violence and the "culture of fear" cultivated by the American media. Shaya Mercer reports.

TO SIRK, WITH LOVE

Set in 1957, Todd Haynes's Far From Heaven has the look and feel of a lost Douglas Sirk classic. But the anxieties the film poignantly dramatizes are as contemporary as ever. Peter Bowen reports.

VIEW FROM BELOW

In Steven Shainberg's film Secretary, Mary Gaitskill's S/M-tinged short story is turned into a comically twisted romantic fable. Filmmaker Maria Beatty gets to the bottom of this adaptation by talking with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson.

FEMALE TROUBLE

With her Sundance Grand-Prize-winning Personal Velocity, filmmaker Rebecca Miller adapts her own short story collection to draw a luminous DV portrait of women in crisis. Anthony Kaufman talks with the writer-director.

LUST FOR LIFE

Boasting sublimely imaginative visuals and a commanding performance by Salma Hayek, Julie Taymor's Frida succeeds in bringing the Mexican artist to the screen with all her complexities intact. Maria-Christina Villaseñor speaks with Taymor.

SWEET SMELL OF DISTRESS

In Revolution #9, writer-director Tim McCann creates a disturbing portrait of a man losing it in an advertising-drenched world. By Anthony Kaufman.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Aided by a superb cast, actor-turned-producer-turned-director Fisher Stevens probes relationship issues through humor and a blend of live action and animation in Just a Kiss. Scott Macaulay reports.

VOD CALENDAR

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COLUMNS

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six new feature films in production.

FEST CIRCUIT

The Seattle International Film Festival, FilmExchange, the Florida Film Festival, and Taormina, by Vince Schleitwiler, Ray Pride, Stephen Garrett, and Emanuel Levy.

DVDs

New Fassbinder releases, German Horror Classics, and the Quentin Tarantino Collector's Editions. By Martin Südderman and André Salas.

THE SUPER EIGHT

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