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LENS CRAFTER

Greg Harrison's November won the cinematography prize at Sundance for d.p. Nancy Schreiber. Jason Peterson reports. Plus: Producing November: The Power of a Brand.

TOP OF THE CLASS

Scott Macaulay talks with Kevin Asher Green, director of the Slamdance-winning Homework. Plus: Doing the Math on Homework.

TECH SUPPORT

Shane Carruth's Primer was the surprise winner of the 2004 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Scott Macaulay unravels the film's secrets with Carruth.

I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR

With less than $300, Jonathan Caouette made the experimental documentary Tarnation. Now, he's an A-list festival darling. By Andy Bailey.


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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Josh Zeman talks to 14 cinematographers, gaffers and grips about their favorite new gadgets.

APOCALYPSE NOW AND THEN

Last fall, journalist Michael Luongo arrived in Afghanistan expecting trouble. Instead, he found the beginnings of a vibrant film scene.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

The editors report on the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards.

THE PAYBACK

Filmmakers respond to Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures.

IMPORT/EXPORT

Argentina has become popular as a location for American filmmakers. Richard Shpuntoff reports.

SCREEN TEST

Can digital projection handle the work of Hollywood's top cinematographers? Kerrie Mitchell investigates.


REPORTS

Hong Kong filmmakers unite for "1:99"; DeadGuysCinema.com; My Flesh and Blood; SickAnimation.com; The Miami Film Festival's Encuentros program; John Cassavetes's Shadows v.1; Dr. Bob Moog; Subway Melodies; Fred Wiseman's Welfare: The Opera; Tim Orr's must-have DVD: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Step into Liquid on DVD. PLUS: more new books and DVDs.

Spring 2004 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

ORIGINAL GANGSTA

Melvin Van Peebles's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song was the original "black power" movie. Now, 30-some years later, Melvin's son Mario has crafted a lively and affectionate homage to his father's film with Baadasssss! Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye talks with Mario and Melvin.

PARIS BY DAY

A rare "indie-film sequel," Before Sunset reunites director Rick Linklater with actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who reprise their roles as the young lovers from Before Sunrise. Matthew Ross speaks with Linklater.

LIVING LARGE

In his documentary debut Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock entertainingly eats himself into mortal danger. Andy Bailey digests it all with Spurlock. Plus: Is Super Size Me just an invitation to a super-sized lawsuit?

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

With Coffee and Cigarettes, iconic director Jim Jarmusch takes a break from three-act storytelling with a collection of 11 B&W vignettes that he began filming 18 years ago. Scott Macaulay speaks with Jarmusch.

I'M A BELIEVER

Saved! is not just another teen comedy. A filmic faith-based initiative, Brian Dannelly's debut film finds its young characters proscribed by the values of their Christian high school. Peter Bowen reports.

RADIO CLASH

Jonathan Demme's The Agronomist tells the story of murdered Haitian journalist Jean Dominique. Howard Feinstein talks with Demme.

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COLUMNS

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six independently-financed features.

GAME ENGINE

Driv3r is a revolutionary new video game that allows players to "direct" their own racing sequences. Graham Leggat and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance take it for a spin.

RISKY BUSINESS

Anne Thompson on the dealmaking and backstage drama at Sundance 2004.

NEW YORK SCENE

Is it possible to make a living as a screenwriter and live in New York? Anthony Kaufman investigates.

FEST CIRCUIT

Mary Gluscksman, Scott Macaulay and Matthew Ross on Sundance; Jason Sanders on Rotterdam.

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