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Indie Roundup is your weekly guide to what's new and upcoming in the world of independent cinema. Pictured above: The People I've Slept With.
Opening / Expanding. With distribution channels tightening and specialty distributors becoming ever more cautious, some filmmakers are assuming -- or resuming -- the role in order to find the widest audience possible.
At his site Film Hustler (an apt moniker), writer/director Quentin Lee details his "adventures in self distribution." (Full disclosure: I first met Quentin when his scrappy drama Ethan Mao debuted at AFI Fest, where I was employed at the time in the programming office. Last year I called it one of the top ten indie films of the decade.) His latest labor of love, a romantic comedy entitled The People I've Slept With, stars Karin Cheung, Archie Kao and Wilson Cruz, and is a lovely, very funny, and piercingly honest story about an »
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As the Academy Awards stretch on to the wee hours, here are three quick recommendations for graphic novels that are cinematic in nature yet are intrinsically literary and artistic, spilling over beyond the printed page.
Olympus. Not to minimize the fine script by Nathan Edmondson, but it's Christian Ward's sprawling, extravagant art work that caught my eye in the first issue. Now that the four-issue run has been collected together in trade form by Image, it's great fun to glory in the pictures. Yet a second reading also increases my appreciation for the tale itself: two brothers granted immortality by Zeus are still serving as his bounty hunters, hauling fugitives back to hell. A great balance between words and art, though I do tend to drift off while staring at those magnificent squiggly lines. The trade includes an introduction by Bryan J.L. Glass, a foreword by Edmondson, variant covers, »
2 items from 2010
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