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25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM

Filmmaker's annual survey of new talent.


LINE ITEMS

PIMP YOUR DSLR

Roberto Quezada-Dardon highlights the accessories that are bringing video camera functionality to single-lens reflex cameras.

A FILMMAKER’S GLAMOROUS LIFE

Esther B. Robinson learns that many of today’s working filmmakers have day jobs too.

THE SURVIVORS

Strand Releasing looks back on 20 years in the independent film community. By Smriti Mundhra.

THE MORPHING OF A MEDIA CAREER

Rania Richardson talks to film programs to find out what today’s grad is striving for (it’s not just making narratives anymore).

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

What filmmakers face when selling the digital rights for their films. By Brooke Wentz


REPORTS

COLLECTOR'S ITEMS

BY ALICIA VAN COUVERING

Died Young, Maria Beatty, My Winnipeg, Ciné Institute, Cine Gear.


Summer 2009 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE

An editor on Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte took it upon himself to resurrect the forgotten footage of the concert that was supposed to coincide with “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Soul Power is his vérité concert doc starring some of the legendary musicians of R&B. By Brandon Harris.

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

Jason Guerrasio talks to director Lynn Shelton, actors Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard along with the other members of the creative team behind this year’s Sundance sensation, Humpday, about the collaborative process Shelton spearheaded to create this poignant comedy.

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

After years filled with curiosity and rumors, Quentin Tarantino finally put his nod to Italian director Enzo G. Castellari’s The Inglorious Bastards on the front burner when Brad Pitt signed on to play the leader of a rag tag group of soldiers out for Nazi blood. But what Scott Macaulay learned after seeing the film at this year’s Cannes and talking to the enthusiastic writer-director, is Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is no remake.

THE PLEASURES OF MELANCHOLY

Astra Taylor sits down with writer-director Sophie Barthes and producer-cinematographer. Andrij Parekh to talk about her philosophical sci-fi picture, Cold Souls.

ARAB AMERICAN

Cherien Dabis’s debut feature, Amreeka, follows an Arab single mother who adjusts to the culture shock of raising her teenage son in small town Illinois. By Livia Bloom.


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