It’s a new month (with a new slate of movies) and the week kicked off on a Leap Day! That means we had an extra 24 hours to scour the internet for the best writing for independent film-lovers (that’s how you celebrate Leap Years, right?). So if you’re a newshound who doesn’t want to spend the extra minute clicking past the scary election news and right to the Arts/Culture/Entertainment section, we’ve done the winnowing for you with This Week’s Good Reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of February 29, 2016)

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Revolution (via Alece Oxendine for Keyframe)
As Black History month wraps up, a look back at the low-budget indie that spawned the “blaxploitation” genre.

Why The Future Of Work Will Look A Lot Like Hollywood (via Stephane Kasriel for Fast Company)
How the collapse of the studio system foretold the freelance economy.

The Fiercely Independent Films Of The 80s Get A Massive Cinefamily Showcase (via Samuel B. Prime for LAist)
LA moviegoers can catch some of the best microbudget and DIY films of the Reagan era.

How New York’s New Indie Movie Theater, The Metrograph, Plans to Be a Hit (via Eric Kohn for Indiewire)
The opening of NYC’s first arthouse theater in a decade.

A Massive List of Spring 2016 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Get to browsing, filmmakers!

The Premature Death of the Video Store (And Why It’s Worth Saving) (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
Much has been written about video stores dying. Here’s a look at the success stories.

Bulworth, Beatty, Trump and the Dream of the Political Truth-Teller (via Jim Hemphill for The Talkhouse)
Sometimes it feels like we’re living in a satire, no?


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

Filmmaker Interview: Josh C. Waller, director/producer of Camino
We talked to the SpectreVision co-founder and director of the new Zoë Bell thriller.

It’s Decorative Awards Season
An awards season recap, with pics and highlights of the Spirit Awards, SAG Awards, Oscars, and more.


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Anatomy of a Call Sheet (via StudioBinder)

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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