We have returned from Sundance just in time for the Super Bowl©™ Big Game (no trademark necessary)! But in between all the sportsing you’ll experience over the weekend, you still gotta keep up on all that hot indie film news. We’ve got you covered with this weekly dose of articles to keep your filmmaker brain well-nourished.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 28, 2019)

The All-American Nightmares of Jordan Peele (via Brian Hiatt for Rolling Stone)
The post-Oscar career of the Get Out auteur, including a peek into his Monkeypaw Productions.

An analysis of 12,309 feature film script reports (via Stephen Follows)
What studying 12,000+ unproduced screenplays and their reader feedback can tell us about the movie industry.

Still The Smartest Guy On The Hill 30 Years After Sex, Lies & Videotape: Steven Soderbergh Unravels Hollywood Chaos (via Mike Fleming Jr. for Deadline)
Soderbergh talks Sundance, Slamdance, iPhone filmmaking, and Channing Tatum’s Instagram being no match for traditional marketing campaigns.

In Baltimore, The Future Of Film Culture Is An Old-School Video Store (via Brandon Soderberg for The Outline)
How Maryland Film Fest’s Eric Allen Hatch opened his own video store, Beyond Video.

Dick Miller: 1928-2019 (via Peter Sobczynski for RogerEbert.com)
Remembering the legendary character actor, known for his collaborations with Roger Corman and Joe Dante.

30 years after making history with A Dry White Season, director Euzhan Palcy looks back (via Akiva Gottlieb for Los Angeles Times)
Catcing up with the first black woman to direct a studio feature.

Sundance’s Haves and Have Nots: Can Traditional Indie Distributors Still Compete? (via Sharon Waxman for The Wrap)
How Amazon, Apple, and all the little guys fared at Sundance ’19.


A video worth watching

How to start an arthouse movie theater (via The Royal Ocean Film Society)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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