Filled with car chases, period detail, and scores of extras, Dani Minnick’s Falling Like This is a stunning-looking DV feature realized on a slim $68,000 budget. Here, producer Lulu Zezza reveals her production secrets.
While some say that all the world loves a good story, as cultural theorist Franco Moretti discovers in this provocative essay, that’s not necessarily true. Mapping the limits of Hollywood hegemony, Moretti examines cultural assumptions that govern international film distribution. Introduction by James Schamus.
First-time filmmakers struggle to create buzz for their pictures. But what to do after the film’s premiere and buzz turns to background noise? Reed Martin investigates the ways in which filmmakers build momentum for their careers.
Peter Bowen looks at the opportunities afforded independent filmmakers by television.
Atom Egoyan on the work of artist Shirin Neshat.
Andre Salas on Spanish director Jess Franco.
The films of Richard Green.
Russ Meyer’s photographs.
Alfredo De Villa’s Washington Heights.
Edward R. Pressman and John Schmidt’s new company, ContentFilm.
Wim Wenders’s Once: Pictures and Stories.
J.T. Leroy talks to James Bolton about Eban and Charley.