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SUNDANCE 2006

sundance 2006

DEFINING MOMENTS

Filmmakers from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival select the pivotal event from the making of their movies.


LINE ITEMS

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PERMANENT ROTATION

Filmmaker selects 20 essential movie soundtracks.

THE NEW WORLD

Sundance 2005’s hits and misses amidst the ever-changing landscape of independent film distribution. By Mary Glucksman

LIFE IS A ROUGH CUT

When their movie found no buyers at Slamdance, the filmmakers behind Four Eyed Monsters discovered both the promotional and artistic power of the video podcast. By Susan Buice and Arin Crumley

JAM SESSION

Four of today’s most creative film composers discuss the struggle to do good work in the Hollywood and independent systems. By Doreen Ringer-Ross


REPORTS

Lady Vengeance

THE BIG PAYBACK

Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Unknown White Male

DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN

Rupert Murray’s Unknown White Male;

Metropolitan

DOWN AND OUT ON PARK AVE

Metropolitan on DVD.

PLUS:John Roecker’s Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; Eugenio Mira’s The Birthday; African American Lives on PBS; TurnHere.com; Adrienne Weiss’s Love, Ludlow; Midnight Cowboy on DVD.


Winter 2006 Table Of Contents

FEATURES
FEATURES

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BRING THAT BEAT BACK

When Dave Chappelle needed someone to film what he planned as the greatest hip-hop concert ever, he called Eternal Sunshine genius Michel Gondry. The result is not only a great concert film but also a fantastic portrait of the actor/comedian as he harnesses the healing power of music. By Matthew Ross

THE SCHIZOID MAN

Director Richard Linklater creates an animated allegory for our times with A Scanner Darkly, an adaptation of sci-fi great Philip K. Dick’s darkly comic tale about drug-using undercover agents. By Scott Macaulay
PLUS: The ins and outs of Scanner’s postproduction.

SHOW ME LOVE

Cinematic provocateur Caveh Zahedi continues to turn his life into art with I Am a Sex Addict, a wickedly clever new autobiographical comedy. By Andrew Bujalski.
PLUS: Zahedi’s self-distribution manifesto.

AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES

In his riveting and informative new doc, Why We Fight, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki takes a revealing personality profile of America and the military-industrial complex it supports. By Matthew Ross

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EIGHT HOURS ARE NOT A DAY

With Bubble, the first in a series of low-budget HD features, Steven Soderbergh reunites with his Full Frontal screenwriter Coleman Hough to explore the mysteries of wage labor. By Matthew Ross

THE WALKING DEAD

With The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Tommy Lee Jones has moved his laconic, hard-weathered persona behind the camera to tell a simple, moving story about race and class in the vanishing West. By Jason Guerrasio

ONE SHOT WONDERS

Shooting in their Belgian hometown and focusing their intense dramas on people in crisis, the Dardenne Brothers tell simple stories with big dramatic impacts. Their latest, L’Enfant, deals with illegal adoption and is their second Palme d’Or winner. By Tom Gilroy

THE WAR WITHIN

With his second feature, the challenging and sexually provocative Battle in Heaven, Japón director Carlos Reygadas confirms his status as one of the boldest film storytellers of his generation. By Matthew Ross

RUDE BOY

Adapting the Athol Fugard novel set among the South African underclass, Tsotsi director Gavin Hood and debuting screen actor Presley Chweneyagae have created a cinematic punch to the gut. By Matthew Ross


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