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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Jason Guerrasio talks to four of the directors behind the Parisian omnibus opus, Paris, je t’aime.


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GOING MOBILE

Six directors from the 2007 Sundance Film Festival recall their journeys making short films specifically for cell phones. By Justin Lowe

OPTION OVERLOAD

Independent filmmakers are faced with more choices than ever when it comes to selecting a shooting format. By Jamie Stuart PLUS: Three directors share their format shooting experiences. And tips on shooting in HD for the first time.


REPORTS

Helmut Newton doc; Film Schools; Filmmaking in West Africa; Screenwriting Software; DVDs; Criterion’s Eclipse line; Don Hertzfeldt DVD; Chris Marker Show.


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WHAT I MEANT TO SAY

Alicia Van Couvering reports on the ascending independent film movement currently being dubbed “mumblecore.”

THE BITTER EARTH

After 30 years Charles Burnett's Lullaby for America, Killer of Sheep, finally gets its due. By James Ponsoldt

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK

In Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, Mary Jordan takes us into the mind of one of the forgotten geniuses from the 1960s New York avant-garde scene. By Steve Gallagher

I AM A BIRD NOW

Marion Cotillard creates a riveting portrait of artistic inspiration and excess in Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose. By Scott Macaulay

SPEAK, MEMORY

Actress Sarah Polley makes her directorial debut with the unexpectedly romantic and wise Away From Her. By Scott Macaulay

HEAR MY SONG

In John Carney’s modern-day musical Once — which was a surprise hit at Sundance — we learn love is only a few beats away. By Ray Pride

THE HUMAN ANIMAL

Robinson Devor’s Sundance hit Zoo examines the unthinkable bond a secret group in Washington had with horses. By Peter Bowen

THE VACATION PLANNER

Eli Roth returns to the slaughterhouse with a new group of victims and more gore in Hostel: Part II. By Jason Guerrasio

TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH

Premiering at Sundance follwing the sudden death of its writer-director, Adrienne Shelly's Waitress is a bittersweet success. By Karina Longworth

GIRL IN THE CITY

Julia Loktev’s haunting DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT subtly chronicles an American girl’s interest in being a suicide bomber. By Anthony Kaufman


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