With Memorial Day out of the way, it’s official: Summer is here! (Okay, for the record, summer is not officially here until June 20). But that’s no reason to slack off on your summer reading. We’ve collected some of the week’s most interesting film-related links to get you started.

You may notice some recurring themes this week: Women in film, Martin Scorsese, and theatergoing. We’ll discuss what these themes have in common at the next SAGindie Good Reads Club meeting. You bring the rosé.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of May 29, 2017)

Drive-In And Chill: The Unlikely Comeback Of The Drive-In Movie (via Nico Lang for Uproxx)
Does that mean “necking” is cool again too?

Standing up for cinema (via Martin Scorsese for The Times Literary Supplement)
When Martin Scorsese writes an essay about why film should be respected as an art form, you read that essay and start respecting film as an art form.

Faking It: What It’s Really Like To Be A Stuntwoman In Hollywood (via Anne Cohen for Refinery 29)
How to audition, train, and fake-fight your way into a stunt performing career.

Hollywood is fighting billionaire Sean Parker’s plan to let you rent movies still in theaters for $50 (via Jason Guerrasio for Business Insider)
Why the “next big thing” for VOD has gone silent.

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema is like Cheers for L.A.’s movie lovers (via Jen Yamato for Los Angeles Times)
A peek inside the L.A. film geek establishment.

Zoe Lister-Jones Made Her First Movie With an All-Female Crew (via Kevin Lincoln for Vulture)
How the actress/filmmaker made Band Aid without a bunch of dudes getting in the way.

Scorsese’s Protégée and Her Daughter Are the Freest Women in Hollywood (via Kate Hagen for Lenny)
Catching up with filmmaker Allison Anders and her daughter, music-supervisor Tiffany Anders.


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

Cannes Film Festival 2017 Recap
Festival winners, roundtable speakers, and more highlights from Cannes ’17.

SAGindie’s June Movie Picks
From Wonder Women to Vengeful Bitches, our staff’s must-see movies for June.

The Groomsmen: Ed Burns’ Growing Pains
From the indieBlog Archive: Our 2006 interview with actor/filmmaker Edward Burns.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Steven Soderbergh’s filmmaking retirement is over! The Logan Lucky trailer has arrived. (via Bleecker Street)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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