The unique images of Joey Curtis's drag-racing romance, Quattro Noza. By Scott Macaulay.
Finding the poetry within a high-concept romantic comedy premise, David Gordon Green follows up his sublime George Washington with All the Real Girls, an ambitious, moving and highly personal take on youthful romance. By Scott Macaulay.
Jonathan Kesselman on the anarchic Jewish satire of his Hebrew Hammer. By Scott Macaulay.
In City of Ghosts, Matt Dillon makes his directorial debut with a complex noir set in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. By Scott Macaulay.
In her new documentary, The Education of Gore Vidal, Deborah Dickson discovers one of our most misunderstood yet vital voices. By Peter Bowen.
REPUBLIC OF SADNESS
Matthew Ryan Hoge's The United States of Leland recollects the odd, sad story of a seemingly normal 16-year-old teen who for no apparent reason stabs an autistic child to death. By Peter Bowen.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
In Laurel Canyon, her follow-up to High Art, writer-director Lisa Cholodenko again follows a young woman whose emotions are unleashed when she explores a hidden world this time, the rock-'n'-roll subculture of the Hollywood Hills. By Ira Sachs.
The Same River Twice and State of Denial, premiering in Documentary Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, were both shaped with feedback provided through DocuClub. By Kevin Murphy.
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
Reconnecting with the innocent child he knew through the Big Brother program a decade earlier, filmmaker Steve James discovers a troubled young man now indicted for sexual assault. With camera in hand, the Hoop Dreams helmer befriends his subject again in this complex and courageous documentary, Stevie. By Ray Pride.
Jane Anderson brings her gender-pondering play Normal to screen. By Lisa Garibay.
Filmmaker's annual "hits and misses" survey of the Sundance Class of 2002. By Mary Glucksman.
The disasters that can and can't be fixed in postproduction. By Reed Martin.
Filmmaker looks at six new documentaries and discovers an exciting new breed of nonfiction-film showmen. By David Geffner.
IFP Market-makers give themselves a report card on 2002 and plan for next year's event. By Reed Martin.
Amid the eclectic selection of films nominated for the 2003 IFP Spirit Awards are the producing and directing talent of tomorrow. By Scott Macaulay.
Profiles of some of the newest players in the film business, from financiers of eight-figure star-powered indies to those focusing on DV production. By Anthony Kaufman and Michelle Bryant.
Christophe Ruggia's teen-autism masterpiece, Les Diables; Lars von Triers's new Dogme "dogumentary" series; Park Chan-Wook's ultra-violent Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance; Susanne Bier's Dogme film, Open Hearts; Steve Guttenberg's campy directorial debut, P.S. Your Cat is Dead; Stan Brakhage and new Iranian docs screened at Los Angeles's Echo Park Film Center; Tijuana's porous culture is explored in Hans Fjellestad's Frontier Life; art stars at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab; cult legend Mary Woronov; the high cost of British no-budget filmmaking; teens, sex and moviemaking in the Scenarios short-film series; Adrienne Weiss's screenplay-development class, the Fusion Workshop. Plus: new books and DVDs.