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Gotham Awards
Interviews with this year's Tribute Honorees.

Penélope Cruz
Gus Van Sant
Shiela Nevins
Melvin Van Peebles

LINE ITEMS

NEW FRONTIER

Brian Chirls learns about the differing Red One workflows of Steven Soderbergh‘s Che and Arin Crumley‘s As the Dust Settles.

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION

Scott Macaulay heads a roundtable discussion on the current indie model and what the hopes are for the future of the business.

MY ADVENTURE IN THEATRICAL SELF-DISTRIBUTION

Or how I “invented” the two-month window and spent six months wanting to kill myself every day. By Jon Reiss

LOOKING FORWARD

Scott Macaulay talks to Scott Kirsner about his new book and the evolution of technology in film.

ROAD TRIP

Filmmaker Todd Sklar tells Scott Macaulay why he sidestepped the traditional distribution route for a DIY tour.


REPORTS

REPORTS

The Road (above), Hal Hartley Book, Music Box, Art of the Modern Movie Poster, Cinema Guild at 40, Independent Film Week.


Fall 2008 Table Of Contents

FEATURES
FEATURES

THE PLAY'S THE THING

For Charlie Kaufman, the whole world fits into Synecdoche, New York. By James Ponsoldt

CHOMP!

Bruce LaBruce finds zombies among today‘s reality TV-crazed teens in his latest film, Otto; or Up with Dead People. By Mike Plante

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

With Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Kevin Smith learns his low-brow brand of humor is no longer considered taboo. By Jason Guerrasio

BATTLE TESTED

Steven Soderbergh discusses the grueling journey to complete — and find distribution for — his epic two-part film on the life of Che Guevara, Che. By Jason Guerrasio

SELF-PRESERVATION

With Lance Hammer's Ballast, the director escaped the trappings of Hollywood to make a debut feature in the Mississippi Delta and then, after winning the Sundance Directing Award, joined the burgeoning DIY movement. By Damon Smith

PERFORMANCE DRIVEN

James Ponsoldt talks to the principals of Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married to dissect the creation of Rosemarie DeWitt's title character.

ANIMAL RESCUE

With Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt finds a parable for contemporary America in the story of a woman and her dog. By Larry Gross

DRAWING FROM MEMORY

In Ari Folman's debut feature, Waltz with Bashir, the Israeli director uses animation to recapture his own memories of the Lebanon War. By Nick Dawson

SOCIAL STUDIES

Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner, The Class, explores the specific challenges of teaching traditional lessons within the global culture of today's urban classrooms. By Brandon Harris


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