Welcome to October, the month that will bring you scares, sweets, nutmeg-clove flavorings, and film industry news articles, interviews, and think pieces. We’ve collected of few of those below for your October enjoyment.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 30, 2019)

Wise Guys (via Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino for DGA Quarterly)
The two directors (perhaps you’ve heard of them?) have a nice little chat.

Ida Lupino, the Mother of American Independent Film, Finally Gets Her Due (via K. Austin Collins for Vanity Fair)
Profiling the filmmaking pioneer.

Program Notes: Dolemite (via Marc Edward Heuck for New Beverly Cinema Blog)
Some history about Rudy Ray Moore’s self-funded blaxploitation passion project – and the subject’s new biopic.

The Triumphant Return of Vidiots Is a Huge Win for Movie Lovers (via Gwynedd Stuart for LAist)
An indie video store returns… with a new theater to boot!

Pedro Almodóvar, Cinema’s Chief Iconoclast, Has Many Muses. This Time, He’s One Of Them. (via Matthew Jacobs for HuffPost)
The Spanish director on his film history, his leading ladies, and more.

A Warning About Film Aggregators & the Future (via Joe Dain for Indie Film Hustle)
How to mitigate the fallout and uncertainty of Distribber shutting down.

United Artists Marks 100 Years of Independent Filmmaking (via Cari Beauchamp for Variety)
A century since the day Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith stepped away from the major studios to start one of their own.


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

SAGindie’s October 2019 Movie Picks
Yes, another month another set of movies. What’s on your must-see list?


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Fellow old folks, welcome to video essays in the age of TikTok (via Sight&Sound)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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