The biggest news this week in film… and music… culture… feminism… race… and life in general, was Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” taking over your Twitter feed. But we swear there was other stuff being written about too. And we dug around the internet to find some of the most interesting film-related articles from the past seven days for you to enjoy.

(Just to clarify, we’re not saying the articles about “Lemonade” weren’t interesting, we’re just trying to add some variety to the conversation. Please don’t come after us, BeyHive!)


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 25, 2016)

Kodak and Kickstarter Launch Program for Indie Filmmakers to Shoot on Film
(via Paula Bernstein for Filmmaker Magazine)
Get some money to use that sweet, sweet celluloid.

Take My Money: Criterion and TCM Unite For New Streaming Service (via H. Perry Horton for One. Perfect. Shot.)
Like Netflix for film nerds!

Jodie Foster Is Still Afraid of Failure (via Frank Bruni for The New York Times)
The actress-turned-director reflects on her career.

Film Nerd 2.0: When Kids Ask Hard Questions About History, Does Hollywood Help Or Hurt?
(via Drew McWeeny for HitFix)
A film critic navigates the waters of showing Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to his kids.

Our Dated Model Of Theatrical Release Is Hurting Independent Cinema (via Richard Brody for The New Yorker)
How small indies are being left out of the conversation due to old-school theatrical release strategies.

Why Won’t Hollywood Let Us See Our Best Black Actors? (via Kyle Buchanan for Vulture)
When will Zoe Saldana not be covered in face-paint?

On Criticism and Sustainability (via Sam Adams for Criticwire)
A response to Brody’s New Yorker piece, on how film critics can help give small movies a boost.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)

Indie Shakespeare 101
We honor the memory of the 400-years-dead Bard by highlighting some memorable indie film adaptations.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A Tribute to Citizen Kane From the Movies (via Slate)
On its 75th Anniversary, a look at how the greatest film of all time influenced other movies.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

If you’re an independent filmmaker or know of an independent film-related topic we should write about, email for consideration.

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