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EXECUTIVE SHUFFLE

Mary Glucksman on Sundance 2004’s hits and misses, and the changing distribution landscape for independent film. Plus: The 2004 SUNDANCE THEATRICAL BOX OFFICE CHART.

MICRO-CAPS

Scott Macaulay profiles four new independent film companies.

RELIEF EFFORT

Steven C. Beer and Maria Miles on how the 2004 Jobs Creation Act has created some much-needed tax incentives for independent film producers.

PROJECTS ON THE MOVE

The IFP Los Angeles Film Festival and Filmmaker’s Fast Track program. By Tamara Krinsky.

UNTOLD STORIES

Creative consequences of the rights clearance culture for documentary filmmakers. By Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi.


REPORTS

Maya Churi’s Forest Grove; filmmaking in Indonesia; Park Chan-wook’s Old Boy; Rik Little’s The Church of Shooting Yourself; Braden King’s Thrill Jockey DVD; a Thomas Edison box set; plus Stephen Garrett’s survey of new DVDs.


Winter 2005 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

DOWN AND OUT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Ira Sachs speaks with George C. Wolfe, who makes his directorial debut by recapturing a lost world in Lackawanna Blues.

THE TERROIRIST

In Mondovino, Jonathan Nossiter looks at globalization through the “drunken mirror” of the international wine business. By Scott Macaulay.

DANCE CLASS

Filmmakers from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival reflect on what they learned by making their movies.

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

With her follow-up to the Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning Personal Velocity, Rebecca Miller returns with an unusual father-daughter drama, The Ballad of Jack & Rose. By Stephen Garrett.

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR

For director Elliot Greenebaum, festival life was great, but the distribution biz was not. Now, his award-winning Assisted Living gets a release. By Jason Guerrasio.

REALITY CHECK

Nicholas Jarecki speaks with cinematic provocateurs Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, who play matchmaker in Mail Order Wife.

VOD CALENDAR

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

IN FOCUS

Profiles of six new independent films in production. By Mary Glucksman.

GAME ENGINE

Graham Leggat dissects the cinematic narrative of Playstation 2’s The Getaway: Black Monday.

THE SUPER 8

NY SCENE

Anthony Kaufman on New York’s new IFC Center.

FEST CIRCUIT

Nick Twemlow on the Chicago International Film Festival.

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