The autumn weather may be getting cooler, but know what isn’t cooling down? Our burning desire to give you the week’s most interesting film-related writing!

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This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 10, 2016)

Native Intelligence: Why We Need Native Producers (via Beau Bassett for Sundance Institute)
The challenges facing Native American filmmakers and how they can get their stories told.

Other People Is One of the Year’s Best Indie Movies – and We Might Never Know Whether It’s a Hit or Not (via Mark Harris for Vulture)
Why keeping VOD grosses secret can be a disservice to filmmakers and audiences.

Arthouse Trump Speaks! The Man Behind the Film Parody Feed Explains Himself (via David Ehrlich for IndieWire)
Meeting the man who went viral by combining politics, social media, and indie film snobbery.

How to Get the Most Out of the Film Market (via E. Nina Rothe for The Huffington Post)
American Film Market’s Jonathan Wolf gives tips to filmmakers looking to sell a project at AFM.

Mitchelling On The Regular: On Elvis Mitchell And KCRW’s “The Treatment” (via Craig D. Lindsey for
How the critic/radio host has spent 20 years getting filmmakers and actors to talk.

The Quiet Menace of Kelly Reichardt’s Feminist Westerns (via Alice Gregory for The New York Times Magazine)
The low-budget, female-character-driven career of the Certain Women director.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Alex Lehmann, director of Blue Jay
How this cinematographer/documentarian got hired to direct the new Duplass Brothers indie.

Halloween Costumes for Indie Film Fans
Not sure what to be this Halloween? Check out our indie film-inspired DIY costume ideas.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

In honor of International Video Store Day (Oct 15), a tour of an iconic LA spot (via Film Independent)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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