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SUCH SWEET FOLLY

The standard screenplay-vetting system works perfectly... if you want bad films. By David Mamet.

INSIDE OUTSIDERS

Producers Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith talk about their L.A. production company, Mr. Mudd. By David Geffner.

LIFE LESSONS

Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee discusses the art and craft of the personal documentary for the "D-Word" online seminar series.

ATTACK OF THE DRONES

Getting a good helicopter shot doesn’t have to break the bank... if you don’t mind losing the pilot. By Jason Peterson.

CRASHING THE GATES

An overview of U.S. distribution alternatives. By Anthony Kaufman.
Plus: Part II of Justin Lowe’s story on The Debut, Reed Martin on Docurama and a guide to micro-distributors.


REPORTS

Vittorio Storaro’s Writing With Light; interviews with Jean-Luc Godard; Sam Easterson’s Animal, Vegetable, Video: Where the Buffalo Roam; the Egyptian film scene; Japanese Poster Art; IFP/West’s Director’s Lab; the Rotterdam Film Parliament; Digital Soul Cinema; Russian Web sites; Stan Brakhage on DVD; the RealScreen Summit; XX/XY. Plus: new DVDs.

Spring 2003 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

CALL WAITING

Cult director Larry Cohen on how he became an A-list screenwriter. By Scott Macaulay.

BORDER PUNKS

Jim Mendiola’s Speeder Kills uses Richard Lester as an inspiration to tell a story about a Mexican-American punk band. By Lisa Y. Garibay.

PLAYER HATERS

Nearly three years after being completed, Catherine Jelski’s debut feature The Young Unknowns is finally hitting theaters. By Matthew Ross.

INNER-CITY BLUES

Jennifer Dworkin talks with fellow documentarian Steve James about Love and Diane, her epic work of American non-fiction filmmaking.

SHOCK CORRIDOR

Gaspar Noé’s Irréversible puts the controversy back in independent moviemaking. By Travis Crawford and Scott Macaulay.

RISING IN THE WEST

Carlos Reygadas’s sun-struck Mexican "Eastern," Japón. By Chuck Stephens.

VOD CALENDAR

Filmmaker's curated calendar of the latest video on demand titles.
Free Men Sensation Restless City
See the VOD Calendar →
COLUMNS

IN FOCUS

Profiles of six new features in production. By Mary Glucksman.

FEST CIRCUIT

Anne Thompson on the Sundance Film Festival, Jason Sanders on the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

WORLD CINEMA

A preview of this spring’s foreign films. By Stephen Garrett.

THE SUPER 8

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