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Editor’s Letter

in Columns, Issues
on Jan 17, 2014

I’m often surprised to meet filmmakers who ask about some so-called Golden Age of independent film, a time in the ‘90s or ‘80s or maybe even ‘70s when, they believe, financing was more plentiful, budgets were larger and the movies themselves maybe even felt a bit more meaningful. As a thought exercise, I ask, would you take a time machine back to those days? When pressed, people answer no for one simple reason: they don’t want to give up today’s tools. Desktop editing, cheap cameras, crowdfunding, social media and now, as Randy Astle exhaustively catalogues in this issue, we have […]

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