The internet gives short films a whole new audienceMay 1st, 2006 | Erica Berenstein
I dont know how big of a historian you are, begins David Dundas, one of the founders of YouAreTV, a video hosting site launched at the beginning of this year. But this whole technology thing is kind of equivalent to when the printing press came out.
Larry Clark's new film Wassup Rockers will shock youMay 1st, 2006 | Katherine Dykstra
Larry Clarks films are shocking. Theres Kids, about drug-using, AIDS-carrying,
sexually active Manhattan teenagers; Bully, the true story of a group of teens who
murder their tormentor; and Ken Park, which was so sexually explicit, it was never released in the U.S. These films are shocking because they capture a reality most people dont want to know exists.
From script to screen, Shadowboxer’s wild rideMay 1st, 2006 | Lee Daniels
I thought that making Monsters Ball was rough. I vowed upon wrapping that film that I would never make another. After the accolades and success of that film, I was offered tons of projects from studios for lots of money (which I really could have used.) But all of them were jokes: Whos My Babys Cousins Daddy, Leprechauns From the Hood (really).
James Schamus on Brokeback Mountain, Focus Features, and the rest of his legacy.May 1st, 2006 | Rebecca Carroll
Writer, producer, and film executive James Schamus has had about as brilliant a career in independent film as they come, and it just keeps getting better.
Young visionaries bring indie cinemas to small citiesMay 1st, 2006 | Danielle DiGiacomo
In 1973, a young, cinema-loving bohemian couple fled the high rents of Manhattan for the more affordable suburbs of Huntington, NY. Once there, Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky found that they had also fled, inadvertently, the vibrant independent cinema scene in New York City, which was then in its heyday, with more than a dozen arthouses sprinkled throughout the boroughs.