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'Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?' -- a closer look at the prescription drug epidemic
arts - culture - entertainment
So why would a highly esteemed professional such as Dr. Hurwitz prescribe such vast amounts of painkillers to his patients
Wild Horses Should Drag (Donald Trump) Away
Lisa is a writer, raconteur and bon vivant who loves to travel...
The last person I would ever think about over a sunny holiday weekend is Donald Trump. Especially after watching a movie about a group of orphans in a land far, far away.
Reflections of Sundance!
Author, 'Final Audit'
Set in the surreal, celluloid and white powder coalesce spurring the imagination in a way unparalleled by any other film event.
L.A.'s Best Indie Film Festival, Dances With Films, Turns 18
In 1996, filmmakers Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent made a $50,000 film only to be turned down by every festival. So they organized a festival of their own - it featured their film and fifteen other starless, low-budget indies.
IndieFlix: A Movement to Change the World One Indie Movie at a Time
Author & Copywriter
Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.
Remembering the Go-Go Boys
media researcher authored 'Marketing To Moviegoers: Third Edit...
Menahem Golan -- half of the Go-Go Boys team that stormed Hollywood in the 1980s and departed in disgrace -- just died in Israel at age 85 of natural causes.
The Rocket -- A Modern Fable
David Edmund Moody
Author, 'The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak G...
It may not be easy to imagine a modern fable, almost a fairy tale, set in post-war Laos, where unexploded bombs and grenades
From Fliers to Facebook: How Indie Lesbo Filmmaking Has Changed in 20 Years
Film and TV writer, director and actor
Going to a club and handing a cute lesbian a flyer that says, "Come to our fundraising event!" feels so basic compared with treating your movie like a person, giving it a Twitter handle, and then wondering, "What would my movie tweet today? What does it have to say?"
The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?
C. M. Rubin
Blogger and Author, "The Real Alice in Wonderland"
Mike Grabowski: Be aware that everyone is passionate and wants to create and make films that are going to CHANGE THE WORLD
CULTURE & ARTS
Waiting For The Next 'Wow' in Independent Film
Author, Actor, Humorist
I miss fresh voices. Different voices. Independent film was the voice of the counterculture, the proletariat, the marginalized. If I can't find them at my arthouse cinema, where can I find them?
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Jill Soloway, 'Afternoon Delight' Filmmaker: I Should Have Written 'Girls' 10 Years Ago
Patient: "I never fit in with those moms. I mean, they don't work." Therapist: "You don't work." Writer-director Jill Soloway
Nayla Al Khaja and UAE's Burgeoning Movie Industry
Author & Director of Strategic Research at ConsenSys
The tale of how Nayla Al Khaja became the United Arab Emirate's first female independent film maker is like the script of a drama itself, filled with hidden ambition, sacrifices and heartbreak.
The Other Lincoln Movie: Indie Feature
Premieres on Lincoln's Birthday
Lorraine Devon Wilke
Sass & Sensibility
As we approach the Oscars, another film based on our 16th president,
, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before.
Has Sundance Film Festival Outgrown Its Roots?
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest "independent" film festival in the world. But is it truly "independent" anymore? Who does it actually help? Robert Berger, Mike Ryan and Rick Alverson join Ricky for the discussion.
A Remarkably Apolitical Political Film
Abigail E. Disney
FIlmmaker and Philanthropist
I object to the idea that the personal and the political have nothing to do with each other. I suspect it is precisely this divided consciousness that makes for a political culture as brutal, unkind and ineffective as the one we endure today.
New Hope Film Festival Gives Emerging Filmmakers New Hope
Dozens of filmmakers from 13 different countries are preparing to bring their films, their dreams and their hopes for success to the third annual New Hope Film Festival.
Why Internet Commenters Hate My Movie
Sometimes I can't help myself, and I do the worst thing imaginable in modern society. I read comments online. I'm not proud, but I've found some recurring themes about me and my new movie,
God Bless America
, that I'd like to address.
Five Films To Support On Kickstarter
Film Critic, Programmer, and Filmmaker
Now that Kickstarter has become a permanent fixture of the independent film community, it can be difficult to sift through all of the projects on offer. To help you narrow it down, here are my picks for five films worth donating to this month.
Flashing Back With Sara Driver on the Bowery
Author, 'Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics'
My favorite Sara Driver story involves her 1981 film of Paul Bowles's short story,
You Are Not I
. This weekend
You Are Not I
screens in a retrospective at Anthology Film Archives.
What to Watch for in 2012 in Independent Film
As we start off 2012, I wanted to take a moment to lay out what I think are some of the brightest and biggest trends to watch for -- things that are going to affect independent film audiences and filmmakers in the year ahead.
Joshua Leonard Cannot Tell a
Ashley Wren Collins
Huffington Post Contributor
Joshua Leonard -- better known as 'that kid' from
The Blair Witch Project
-- is still kicking, and his feature film directorial debut
, opens in theaters this Friday.
Larry Mullen Jr:
The Man on the Train
Film Writer/Social Media
Mullen, who did triple-duty on the film -- actor, producer, and soundtrack supervisor -- recently talked to us about his "baptism by fire," his acting method, and what it was like to work with an icon.
An Ecology of Mind
: A Film by Nora Bateson
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.
Family Therapist; Author
On the one hand, we want to preserve our natural environment; on the other, everything we do to grow our economy and preserve our standard of living disrupts the natural environment and our relationships with it.
CULTURE & ARTS
Human Rights Watch Film Festival: An Interview with Andrea Holley
Marcia G. Yerman
Writer on women's issues, human rights, environment and culture
The creators of the festival were seeking to raise awareness in a way that Human Rights Watch's research and reports could not -- in a way that spoke to people on an emotional and personal level.
Festivus Film Festival: The Insider's Guide to Starting a Film Festival From the Ground Up
If you've ever wondered what it takes to run a film festival, ask the masterminds behind this year's Festivus Film Festival, running Jan 13-16.
: More than Fine Performances
Mental Rest Advocate, Founder of CalmCircle and CalmCircleCollege
It is not enough to be entertained with acclaimed performances for their own sake, we deserve meaningful, well constructed films that give us a little insight that we didn't have when we walked into the theatre..
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