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SHOOTING IN THE ZONE

Thoughts on documentary cinematography from Don Lenzer.

THE PRICE OF PROMOTION

Reed Martin surveys the marketing challenges facing today's specialty distributors, and gets some tips from P.R. whiz Jeanne Berney.

"WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION..."

Filmmaker and the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival have selected three filmmakers for the Fast Track program, which debuted at the festival in June. Tamara Krinsky follows up with the filmmakers.


REPORTS

Video games get even cooler; Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World; the Global Film Initiative's opening slate; rediscovering Bad Brains and The Cramps; Japanese anime posters; the Flicker festival; Bubba Ho-tep; Christian Marclay's multimedia sculptures; The Who returns with The Kids are Alright; the C-Level media lab remembers Waco. PLUS: new books and DVDs.


Fall 2003 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

TOKYO STORY

Anne Thompson muses on the loneliness of the long-distance filmmaker with Lost in Translation's Sofia Coppola.

CONFIRM OR DENY

Peter Bowen reports on Shattered Glass, Billy Ray's tale of journalistic fraud at The New Republic.

THE GREAT RAILWAY ADVENTURE

Tom McCarthy's The Station Agent may be a subtle character drama, but it's got all the epic poetry of the great movie westerns. Nicholas Jarecki visits with McCarthy.

TRACKING SHOTS

Mysterious, compassionate and troubling, Gus Van Sant's Elephant refracts the essential dilemmas of adolesence through the violent prism of the Columbine massacre. By Scott Macaulay.

PRECIOUS CARGO

With In this World, Michael Winterbottom uses a tiny crew, DV cameras and non-actors to depict the global refugee crisis. Matthew Ross reports.

WHO INSPIRES US

Filmmakers name their personal moviemaking inspirations, from art stars to rockstars to circus jugglers to... Richard M. Nixon.

VOD CALENDAR

Filmmaker's curated calendar of the latest video on demand titles.
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COLUMNS

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six new features in production.

RISKY BUSINESS

Anne Thompson sums up the indie summer box office.

THE SUPER EIGHT

NEW YORK SCENE

Anthony Kaufman on Gotham's suddenly burgeoning postprodution scene.

WORLD CINEMA

Noah Cowan on the erotic storytelling of this fall's foreign releases.

FEST CIRCUIT

Jason Sanders on the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival; Howard Feinstein on Karlovy Vary; Carol Nahra on SILVERDOCS; Noah Cowan on Cannes.

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