Spring 2010 Table Of Contents
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney returns to white-collar corruption to examine the incredible rise and
sudden fall of mega-lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Casino Jack and the United States of Money. By Jason Guerrasio
In The Oath, her follow-up to the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, director
Laura Poitras refracts America’s post-9/11 years through the story of two estranged brothers-in-law. One is Osama bin Laden’s
bodyguard, free in Yemen, and the other is bin Laden’s driver, locked away at Guantanamo Bay. By Scott Macaulay
Bahman Ghobadi’s No One Knows About Persian Cats mixes documentary and fiction in telling a
musically exuberant, politically charged story set in Iran’s underground rock scene. By Livia Bloom
A DAUGHTER'S TALE
Set in the Ozarks, Debra Granik’s gritty adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s novel, Winter’s Bone, was
praised at Sundance earlier this year and walked away with the Grand Prize. With a powerful performance by lead Jennifer Lawrence,
Granik delves into the methamphetamine-dealing mountain country of Missouri to follow a young girl searching for her father.
By Scott Macaulay.
PLUS: Q&A with Jennifer Lawrence.
DON’T YOU WANT ME
Taking their highly improvised storytelling to the mini-major level, the Duplass brothers team with
stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill to create Cyrus, an unconventional love story between a man, a woman and her grown son. By Alicia Van Couvering
AN ENTOMOLOGY OF LOVE
With Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo director Jessica Oreck creates a beautiful homage to
an unlikely creature: the insect. Journeying to Japan, Orek shows through a poetic experimental style the country’s unusual love for
bugs. By Michael Tully
Harmony Korine follows up his Mister Lonely with a defiant Nashville-shot stealth feature, Trash Humpers, a
bizarre ode to vandalism, urban decay and VHS tape-trading culture. By Scott Macaulay