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BETTER LIVING THROUGH FILMMAKING

Tips on how to be a successful filmmaker during the recession. By Esther B. Robinson

VIRAL CUTTING

Editing We Live in Public winds up being an unorthodox filmmaking journey for Ondi Timoner. By Michael Goldman

EXPERIENCED NEEDED

Roberto Quezada-Dardon learns why filmmakers should search out the most seasoned editors.

BEYOND THE BASICS

The inside scoop on production incentives. By Matthew Savare, Esq., Michael Hansen, and Mark Flippen


REPORTS

Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me, Trailerpark, Final Cut Studio, Independent Film Week, Kubrick’s Napoleon book.

COLUMNS

INDUSTRY BEAT

Why VOD is turning into a profitable avenue for indie filmmakers. By Anthony Kaufman

CULTURE HACKER

Lance Weiler travels to the land of start-ups.

GAME ENGINE

Heather Chaplin gives kudos to Rockstar Games.

FEST CIRCUIT

Report from Toronto.

LOAD AND PLAY

Filmmaker's look at the season's DVD releases.

THE SUPER 8

Eight things that will keep you in the know.

FEATURES

CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

In Lars von Trier’s latest film, Antichrist, the Danish auteur abandons the video aesthetic of his recent films to explore the horrors to be found in marital relations. By Scott Macaulay

A KNOCK ON THE DOOR

Ira Sachs sits down with writer-director Oren Moverman to discuss his debut feature, The Messenger, a powerful look at two soldiers who bring the pain of war to your doorstep.

COMMUNITY OF FEAR

With Ti West’s The House of the Devil hitting theaters, Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix has become one of the most active independent production companies around. By Lauren Wissot

PUSHING AWAY

After finding success producing such titles as Monster’s Ball and The Woodsman, and then receiving the worst reviews of his career with his directorial debut, Shadowboxer, Lee Daniels rebounds with his second directing effort, the Sundance and Toronto-winning Precious. By Jason Guerrasio

IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER

Riding on the momentum of his 2007 surprise hit Juno, Jason Reitman’s third film, Up in the Air, returns to the corporate America world he explored in Thank You For Smoking, as it follows a “career transition consultant,” played by George Clooney, whose lifestyle of endless travel, perks, and frequent flyer miles is suddenly threatened. By Scott Macaulay

THE PAYBACK

Ten years after making his last film Thick as Thieves, Scott Sanders returns with an homage to the blaxploitation genre, the Sundance hit Black Dynamite. By Jason Guerrasio. PLUS: Interview with the film’s composer, Adrian Younge.

I SAW HER STANDING THERE

For Jay DiPietro to make his award-winning play into a feature film he needed to enlist the talents of two actors who not only would respond to his love story told out of order but have a unique chemistry. You had to believe they were deeply in love one moment and only awkwardly attracted to each other the next. He found that in Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler who tell Jason Guerrasio how they built something more than just chemistry for Peter and Vandy.


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