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SEX AND SECULARITY

Hanif Kureishi’s films, like his childhood memories, are populated by complex characters who hold Eastern and Western values simultaneously. This, he says, is what fundamentalists can’t deal with.

TV GUIDE

Producer, writer and new Focus co-president James Schamus interviews Fortissimo Film Sales’ Wouter Barendrecht on the role of independent film in a TV world.

DEBUT PERFORMANCE

Justin Lowe reports on the grass-roots marketing success of Gene Cajayon’s self-distributed The Debut.

HOW AND WHEN TO SCORE

In part two of our series on music and independent film, Reed Martin examines the roles of composer and music supervisor.

FULL DISCLOSURE

Scott Saunders talks with key creative personnel involved in the production and post-production of Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal.


REPORTS

TOUR GUIDE

The Mobile Film School.

AGAINST THE GRAIN

Pip Chodorov’s company Re:Voir.

BURDEN OF HISTORY

Photographer Johnny de Brest.

CRIME SCENE

Michigan filmmakers’ courtroom battle.

KILLER BS

Jacques Boyreau’s B-movie poster book, Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters.

SPACE INVADER

Julia Loktev’s installation art.

URBAN LANDSCAPES

The design company Imaginery Forces.

SE®VE AND PROTE©T

Official’s Copyright and Trademark software.

SCAN AND PAN

StageTools’ software.

PSYCHO KILLER

David Jacobson’s Dahmer: The Mind is a Place of Its Own.

TEST CASE

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Das Experiment.

Summer 2002 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM

Filmmaker’s annual survey of new talent.

ALL THAT GLITTERS

JT Leroy talks with directors David Weissman and Bill Weber about their feature-length documentary on the San Francisco—based "hippie-acid-freak drag queen"performance ensemble, The Cockettes.

THE LAST TYCOON

Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen’s adaptation of the memoirs of Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, stretches the conventional definition of non-fiction filmmaking. Adam Pincus talks with the directors about the film’s spectacular special effects – and its even more spectacular subject.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

With Family Fundamentals, Arthur Dong continues the examination he began in Licensed to Kill of the social forces and impulses that lead to the hatred of gays and lesbians. Peter Bowen talks with the director about unwilling subjects and the difficulty of distributing non-fiction films.

SWIMMING UPSTREAM

The DV comedy, Tadpole, for which Gary Winick won the directing award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, captures the adolescent awkwardness of first love – wherein the object of affection is a much older woman. Ray Pride talks with the director.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Hilarious, emotional and experimental, Steven Soderbergh’s DV and 35mm low-budget Full Frontal fuses the character drama of sex, lies, and videotape with the black comedy of Schizopolis. Amy Taubin talks with the director about his unconventional career, the struggle to bring an independent sensibility to studio-financed productions, and his latest project, the sci-fi psychodrama Solaris.

VOD CALENDAR

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

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six new feature films in production.

WARES

Scott Saunders tests Adobe After Effecrs 5.5, CineLook and CineMotion. Plus sidebar: a down and dirty standards conversion recipe.

FEST CIRCUIT

Cannes Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the Aspen Shortsfest.

THE SUPER

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