Independent

By Jonathan Marlow
December 1, 2006 - 3:57 PM PST

"You've seen him repeatedly. Perhaps you have even acknowledged a certain familiarity with his face when it crosses the screen. But you've undoubtedly noticed him." As Jonathan Marlow speaks with Xander Berkeley about his career, it becomes obvious why he's one the world's most adaptable and talented actors. Berkeley stars in Seraphim Falls, hitting theaters this weekend.

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By Tiffany Harker
November 28, 2006 - 12:53 AM PST

The name Alex Grey might not ring a bell, but you've likely seen his work on the covers of albums by the likes of David Byrne, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana. He's also the artist behind the mind-blowing Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York. Tiffany Harker talks with Nick Krasnic about capturing the spirit of the work in CoSM.

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By Sara Schieron
November 22, 2006 - 7:51 AM PST

Drawing on the roundtable discussion with Darren Aronofsky that Michael Guillé/font> recorded in mid-November, Sara Schieron maps a few possible entryways into the radically independent director's most challenging film yet, The Fountain.

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By Susan Gerhard
November 17, 2006 - 4:34 AM PST

Eric Schlosser tells Susan Gerhard how he worked with Richard Linklater to turn his bestselling exposéem>Fast Food Nation into what Film Comment's Kent Jones calls an "unassuming film, one of the most politically astute to come out of this country in quite some time."

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By Sean Axmaker
November 14, 2006 - 12:57 AM PST

This summer, Salon's Andrew O'Hehir called Brothers of the Head "a work of powerful atmosphere and significant mystery. Plus, it rocks." Sean Axmaker talks with Keith Fulton about making the one-of-a-kind mockumentary with his directing partner Louis Pepe - and about the years they've spent chronicling the triumphs and defeats of Terry Gilliam.

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By David D'Arcy
November 10, 2006 - 12:02 PM PST

"How you feel about this film may depend on how you feel about using an imagined story to explain the life of a real person, or to explain anything else," writes David D'Arcy, introducing his interview with Steven Shainberg, whose new film, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr., is entitled - pay attention - Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.

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By David Lowery
November 3, 2006 - 3:34 PM PST

"Work with who you are and what your film is telling you where it needs to go." Sage words from a professional distributor to director Kat Candler and producer Stacy Schoolfield. They've discovered that their feature, jumping off bridges, wants to go, as David Lowery puts it, introducing his interview, "a more iconoclastic route than most self-distributing indies."

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By Kristian St. Clair
October 30, 2006 - 1:49 AM PST

This is Gary McFarland "is easily one of the best music documentaries of the year," wrote Jonathan Marlow in the Daily this summer. Before he died mysteriously in 1971, musician, composer and arranger Gary McFarland collaborated with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Cal Tjader - and Wendy & Bonnie. Filmmaker Kristian St. Clair talks with Wendy Flower about her memories of "the jazz legend who should have been a pop star."

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By Philo Northup
October 20, 2006 - 2:08 AM PDT

"The career of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth is a perfect fit for pop-culture documentarian [Ron] Mann, whose previous work includes titles such as Comic Book Confidential, Grass, and Go Further," writes the Austin Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten. Another great fit: ArtCar Fest co-founder Philo Northup and Mann for a speedy exchange on Tales of the Rat Fink.

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By Michael Guillébr />October 20, 2006 - 8:16 AM PDT

"This is a movie to make you shudder," writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, which has been playing to sold out audiences on the festival circuit, now begins its theatrical trek throughout the country. Michael Guillé/font> talks with director Stanley Nelson.

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