Tag Archives: Independent Films

  • Weekend (1967) - Jean-Luc Godard

    A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations. (IMDb, Michael Brooke)

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  • Room 666 (1982) - Wim Wenders

    At the 1982 Film Festival in Cannes, Wim Wenders filmed a series of directors, including Jean-Luc Goddard, Werner Herzog, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Steven Spielberg, each sitting in room 666 at the Hotel Martinez, alone, in front of a camera, talking about the future of cinema, addressing the question, “Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art form about to die?”

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  • Mickey Mouse in Vietnam (1968) - Lee Savage

    Underground, black-and-white, animated 16mm short put together in 1968 for the Angry Arts Festival by Lee Savage in collaboration with Milton Glaser (perhaps best know for the I ♥ NY logo). It features Mickey Mouse (without a tail), who joins the army, goes overseas and winds up with a bullet in his head.

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  • Gray’s Anatomy (1996) - Steven Soderbergh

    Spalding Gray has an eye condition that can be surgically corrected. He decides to seek alternate treatment and embarks on a journey that will take him to Christian Science, Native American sweat lodges and psychic surgeons, among others. (Erik Gregersen, IMDb)

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  • Is 2013 going to usher in the Golden Age of Cinema? -

      According to Adam Leipzig, film and theatre producer, writer, Cultural Weekly’s Publisher and former executive at Disney and National Geographic, a perfect storm has developed from the collision of new technologies, new business models, and new creative talent and it’s creating a new Golden Age in cinema.

  • To be an actor in an industry town … -

    Some thoughts from Rick Pagano (Writer, Director, Casting Director)   There are volumes on what it means to be creative. Let me add two more metaphors to the canon. To be an actor means to play in your own sandbox, on cue, under pressure, in front of a bunch of people who need to be […]

  • John Bailey on Nollywood -

      From the blog of John Bailey, Cinematographer and Film Director …     Pieter (Hugo) in Nollywood   No one is likely to conflate the dangerous, kinetic world of Nigerian Nollywood action movies with the benign fantasies of Lewis Carroll, although each portrays a surreal universe. The Nollywood portraits of South African photographer Pieter […]

  • Good News for Indie Filmmakers from the European Commission -

    EU Wants More Indie Films Released Online Reporting for Reuters by Ethan Bilby, editing by Paul Casciato BRUSSELS (Reuters, October 23, 2012) “Ever turn on your television to find the same tired line-up of last season’s movies available to watch? Or been disappointed about how it takes weeks for a movie to arrive on-demand? While […]