“Film is art. Art is not a popularity contest. Popularity is often about being mundane. Political correctness is the mundane in action.” — Michael Tucker, director of Gunner Palace.
Archive for December, 2005
Slamdance, the infamous counterpart to Sundance, now in thier 12th year, posted their lineup today with only 9 docs in competition.
I saw them all, every Academy Award winning documentary, both features and shorts, from the inception of the category through 1960. Last night was ’59 and ’60. I don’t feel changed. But, I am so glad to be in documentary NOW! Now it is exciting, people have voices. Films are made with passion behind them. […]
A really great article in today’s LA Times about political films going straight to DVD. Discs are the new soapbox Highly political films make Hollywood skittish, so filmmakers with strong messages go straight to DVD, which are sold on the Internet. By Elaine Dutka, Times Staff Writer In these polarized times, there’s at least one […]