Good Reads on Good Friday: Now doesn’t that sound… good?


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 10, 2017)

The End of Independent Film As We Know It (via Sean Fennessey for The Ringer)
Studying the shift from festivals to streaming platforms as film industry disruptors.

The Movie Marketing Blog: How Netflix does – or doesn’t – market its original movies (via Chris Thilk for The Drum)
Netflix may be disrupting movie distribution… but how is it selling those films to consumers?

Why Chloë Sevigny Is Still The Only It Girl Who Matters (via Kristin Iversen for Nylon)
A look back at Sevigny’s reign as an indie film darling and a look forward at her future as a filmmaker.

Ghetto Film School Will Give You Hope For The Next Generation Of Hollywood (via Kaitlin Reilly for Refinery 29)
A visit to an after-school program that sounds way cooler than Latchkey.

“Hopefully the theater can contain everything that interests us”: The New Quad Cinema (via Mark Asch for Brooklyn Magazine)
Going inside New York’s new(est) hip arthouse theater.

7 Things I Learned on How to Build an Audience as Indie Filmmaker in the Midwest (via Dan Steadman for Stage 32)
Tips on living the filmmaker life amongst polite, midwest folk.

Haunting Magic: On Eve’s Bayou, 20 Years Later (via Seongyong Cho for
Revisiting the directorial debut of actress/filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.

Cannes Competition Lineup Includes Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck (via Rhonda Richford and Georg Szalai for The Hollywood Reporter)
See who’s screening at Cannes this year.


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New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Praise for 16mm from a hipster film nerd – with a breakdown of how to budget for shooting on celluloid! (via The Royal Ocean Film Society)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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