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STRAIGHT TALK

Producer Mike S. Ryan challenges the current preoccupations of our independent film scene.

DESIGNS FOR LIVING

Jack Fisk looks back on his over 30 year career as a production designer. As told to Alicia Van Couvering

PAY TO PLAY

YouTube’s Sara Pollack discusses the site’s revenue-generating distribution model. By Alicia Van Couvering

SET UP

Alicia Van Couvering highlights the important collaboration between a film’s production designer and cinematographer.

WITH THESE HANDS

Filmmaker Brent Green recounts the mad act of set building behind his Gravity Was Everything Back Then.

REPORTS

Ciné Rebuilds Haiti, Creative Capital Is Ten, Hindi New Wave, The Lazarus Effect, Film Forum Turns 40.

COLUMNS

INDUSTRY BEAT

Youthquake: Where is the Under-30s Audience For Indie Film? By Anthony Kaufman.

CULTURE HACKER

Want to build an audience? Start making apps. By Lance Weiler

FEST CIRCUIT

Repor ts from Sundance, Berlin & Rotterdam.

Spring 2010 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

HOUSE RULES

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney returns to white-collar corruption to examine the incredible rise and sudden fall of mega-lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Casino Jack and the United States of Money. By Jason Guerrasio

THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE

In The Oath, her follow-up to the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, director Laura Poitras refracts America’s post-9/11 years through the story of two estranged brothers-in-law. One is Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, free in Yemen, and the other is bin Laden’s driver, locked away at Guantanamo Bay. By Scott Macaulay

ROCK IN OPPOSITION

Bahman Ghobadi’s No One Knows About Persian Cats mixes documentary and fiction in telling a musically exuberant, politically charged story set in Iran’s underground rock scene. By Livia Bloom

A DAUGHTER'S TALE

Set in the Ozarks, Debra Granik’s gritty adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s novel, Winter’s Bone, was praised at Sundance earlier this year and walked away with the Grand Prize. With a powerful performance by lead Jennifer Lawrence, Granik delves into the methamphetamine-dealing mountain country of Missouri to follow a young girl searching for her father. By Scott Macaulay. PLUS: Q&A with Jennifer Lawrence.

DON’T YOU WANT ME

Taking their highly improvised storytelling to the mini-major level, the Duplass brothers team with stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill to create Cyrus, an unconventional love story between a man, a woman and her grown son. By Alicia Van Couvering

AN ENTOMOLOGY OF LOVE

With Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo director Jessica Oreck creates a beautiful homage to an unlikely creature: the insect. Journeying to Japan, Orek shows through a poetic experimental style the country’s unusual love for bugs. By Michael Tully

CURBSIDE

Harmony Korine follows up his Mister Lonely with a defiant Nashville-shot stealth feature, Trash Humpers, a bizarre ode to vandalism, urban decay and VHS tape-trading culture. By Scott Macaulay


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