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ACTIVE DUTY

Following the 2004 elections, some filmmakers are diverting their attention towards hands-on activism. By Reed Martin. PLUS: Filmmaker Fisher Stevens on his work with Bring Ohio Back.

THE SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS

Alan Jacobson speaks with director Rusty Nails about securing music for no-budget films.

TRAIN SPOTTING

Filmmaker Jem Cohen reflects on political moviemaking and his brush with Homeland Security.

MAKING THE DAY

Four cinematographers discuss some on-set challenges and how they dealt with them.


REPORTS

Tony Takitani; U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha; Michelangelo Antonioni; Haute Tension; Milwaukee, Minnesota; TASCHEN’S Stanley Kubrick book; The Staircase; Aon’s Risks in Global Filmmaking map; Filmmaking in Jordan; Bazaar Bizarre; The Other Hollywood. PLUS: new DVDs.

Spring 2005 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

CHILD AT HEART

Author Rick Moody talks with Miranda July about her Sundance-award-winning debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know. PLUS: Scott Macaulay on how Me and You went from script submission to theaters in under two years.

THE WONDER YEARS

After a six-year hiatus, Gregg Araki returns to feature filmmaking with Mysterious Skin, a haunting story about childhood sexual abuse. Peter Bowen reports. Plus: Cam Archer talks with stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet.

THE DIVIDED SELF

For his new film, Palindromes, Todd Solondz cast eight actors in the lead role and then took on both sides of the abortion movement. By Matthew Ross.

POWER SURGE

Alex Gibney’s Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, based on investigative journalist Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind’s non-fiction book, is a smart, spirited and essential chronicle of America’s largest white collar crime. Scott Macaulay reports.

HOOKED ON A FEELING

Steve Gallagher speaks with Andrew Bujalski, writer-director of Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.

TEARS OF EROS

Christophe Honoré’s Ma Mère is the latest film in a new wave of sociosexual cinema adapted from the writing of Georges Bataille. By Andrew Repasky McElhinney.

VOD CALENDAR

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

IN FOCUS

Profiles of five new independent films in production. By Mary Glucksman.

GAME ENGINE

Graham Leggat looks at barriers to entry in the game industry.

FEST CIRCUIT

Reports from Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, SXSW, Miami and Palm Springs.

THE SUPER 8

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