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THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

The political economy of the MPAA’s War on Piracy. By Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.

FAST TRACK v.2

In its second year, the IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival and Filmmaker’s Fast Track program returns to support ten festival alumni embarking on new features. Tamara Krinsky checks in with the filmmakers.


REPORTS

Jeff Scher’s animated portraits; Pax Athletica; POWER UP Film Grant; Chris Romero’s Patch; Shannon Plumb; Hot Docs; Portrait of Takashi Miike.

Summer 2004 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

25 NEW FACES OF INDIE FILM

Filmmaker’s annual survey of new talent.

HEAVY METAL THERAPY

When Metallica entered rock ’n’ roll counseling while Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were making a promo piece on the band, the filmmakers knew they had another documentary epic on their hands. Andy Bailey reports on Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

MULE VARIATIONS

One of Filmmaker’s “25 New Faces” of 2002, Joshua Marston traveled to Ecuador to make Maria Full of Grace. Michael Koresky speaks with Marston about his character-based social cinema.

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Walter Salles’s The Motorcycle Diaries is a funny and moving adaptation of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s classic account of his youthful road trip though Latin America. Peter Bowen talks with Salles about traveling the same roads as Guevara did 50 years ago.

A DOG’S LIFE

With A Letter to True, photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber has crafted a cinematic posting both to his beloved, deceased mutt but also to us and our troubled times. Nathan Lee speaks with Weber.

THE LAST BITE

Edward Boyce gets the details from Chris Kentis about Open Water, his gonzo digital shoot that really did place live actors in the water with real circling sharks.

ART IN MOTION

Dylan Leiner discovers the work of film fan, collector extraordinaire and collage artist Michael Anderson

VOD CALENDAR

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

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six independently financed features.

THE SUPER 8

NEW YORK SCENE

Is the $1-million-budget movie the relic of a bygone era? Anthony Kaufman investigates.

GAME ENGINE

Independent filmmakers make a video game. Graham Leggat reports on their progress.

FEST CIRCUIT

Howard Feinstein on Cannes; Lily Oei on Tribeca.

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