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DIGITALLY INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Converting theaters big and small to digital projection involves a complex mix of standards, art, money, technology and logistics. By Michael Goldman

NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

Lance Weiler tells you how to distribute your independent film online.

HITS & MISSES

Mary Glucksman looks back on last year's theatrical landscape and the fate of Sundance's Class of '07.

SONGS OF ENEMIES AND DESERTS

David Martinez recalls he and fellow director Shane Bauer's time filming the Sudan Liberation Army in Dafur.


REPORTS

AAFF controversy; City of Men; My First Movie book; The Signal music rights woes; Superheroes; PLUS:

BOOK OF SHADOWS

Mario Bava book. By Travis Crawford

IN MEMORIAM: ST. CLAIR BOURNE

By Michelle Byrd

IN MEMORIAM: MALI FINN

By Sharat Raju


Winter 2008 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

GIANT AMBITION

With a commanding, possessed performance by Daniel Day-Lewis and a subject that lies at the root of our modern nation, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There Will Be Blood is a transfixing journey into the American character. By James Ponsoldt

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ROMANIA

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu discusses his Cannes prize-winning tale about illegal abortion in the final days of the Ceausescu regime, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. By Damon Smith

WRONG TURN

In his latest revealing documentary, Taxi To The Dark Side, Alex Gibney examines the Bush administration‘s questionable tactics in the fight against terrorism. By Scott Macaulay

PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES

Filmmakers from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival reveal what they'd want 10% more of.

LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE

Author Jonathon Safran Foer sits down with Michel Gondry to talk about his ode to amateur artmaking, Be Kind Rewind.

FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES

Having recently completed his "Death Trilogy," Gus Van Sant mixes film noir, Fellini and Portland skate culture to adapt Blake Nelson's young-adult novel, Paranod Park. By Scott Macaulay

THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY

James Ponsoldt chats with David Gordon Green about leaving his Southern roots for the chilly climate of his latest film, Snow Angels.

BITE ON THIS

Mitchell Lichtenstein's directorial debut, Teeth, mixes satire, humor and horror to create a guilty pleasure that's sure to scare the hell out of most men who see it. By Lisa Y. Garibay

'TILL DEATH

After making two celebrated films set in contemporary Memphis, Ira Sachs finds meaning in the period genre film Married Life. By Peter Bowen


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