We’re coming upon April 1, but we’re not joking around: It’s true that we’ve collected some of the week’s most interesting reads for filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles alike. You’d be a fool not to read them. An April… fool…



This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 27, 2017)

Richard Kelly on the Making and Restoration of Donnie Darko (via Chuck Bowen for Slant Magazine)
The writer/director reflects on the cult hit film’s legacy.

More Films Are Now Released Than Rated: Just A Blip, Or Digital Disruption? (via Michael Cieply for Deadline)
Why “unrated” movies may be the new norm.

7 Filmmakers Turning Amazon Into An Art House Cinema Powerhouse (via Kate Erbland for IndieWire)
The online giant keeps opening its wallet for auteur filmmakers.

Ava DuVernay and Jill Soloway: The Gospel According to Her (via Shannon M. Houston for Paste Magazine)
The increasing influence (both cinematic and political) of the two filmmakers.

From Cheers To Han Solo: Inside The Singular Career of Woody Harrelson, Underrated Superstar (via Joe Berkowitz for Fast Company)
From sitcoms to indies to tentpoles, what actor wouldn’t want a career like Woody’s?

Filmmaker Sam Feder On Why Representation Of Transgender Lives In Film Matters (via R.A. Farley for Refinery 29)
On Transgender Day of Visibility, a call for the filmmaking community to step it up.

UPDATED to include:
A Drinking Tour of Whit Stillman Films (via Virginie Lauret for The Daily Beast)
Booze pairings with an indie filmography? Count us in!


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Happy 5th Anniversary, SAG-AFTRA! (via SAG-AFTRA)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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