Kimberly Elise stars in what might be the first gospel filmMarch 1st, 2005 | Amy Alexander
Is America ready for gospel cinema?
You may not love your onscreen persona, but trying to edit yourself out of a film will be challenging, the Documentary Doc writes.March 1st, 2005 | Fernanda Rossi
Dear Doc Doctor:
I think I made the mistake of putting myself in my film as the inquisitive filmmakeras a woman, Im not sure if the role really suits me. What can be done at this stage to save the film?
Her tunes have made—and been made—by indie filmsMarch 1st, 2005 | Dianne Spoto Shattuck
Aimee Mann is one tough woman to track down. After a month of scheduling and rescheduling an interview time, I was finally about to sit down and talk with Mann about her role as composer of independent film soundtrack, and about how the art of film inspires her as a songwriter.
Their smart, provocative films help redefine “chick flick”March 1st, 2005 | Kate Bernstein
Flipping through the catalog of this years Sundance Film Festival, the faces of American narrative filmmakers are unsurprisingly still predominantly male, reflecting the state of the industry at large. However, there are a few renegade female faces that thankfully interrupt the gender homogeneity.
Los Angeles-based artist, photographer, and conceptual filmmaker Sharon Lockhart makes films as minimal as they are pensive. There’s a predilection for long takes, little edits, and a fixed, straight-ahead framing within which actions transpire. Repetitions and circularity permeate. Time is let to elapse.
Rebecca Miller’s lives out (and films) her dreamsMarch 1st, 2005 | Rick Harrison
Rebecca Miller needs to recharge. Well, her phone at least.
A former medical missionary nurtures St Louis’s film communityMarch 1st, 2005 | Roberta “Bobbie” Lautenschlager
While covering the 2003 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, where one of my films was showing, Joe Williams, film critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, wrote an article in which he referred to me as the godmother of the St. Louis filmmaking community. I was flattered but also a bit embarrassed. I have no idea how he came up with it, but the name stuck.