New York Times on new distribution models

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In yesterday’s New York Times, Manohla Dargis cut to the core of how independent film, and film distribution has changed.  Discussing Jim Jarmusch, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Lee, she shows how far we have travelled from when they were the cutting edge of low-budget American independent cinema.

Her examples of the new guard are films and directors who often have a home at NWFF.  From Kelly Richert (Old Joy) and Momma’s Man to Frownland “with its grubby milieu and rivers of mucus” she sees much of the the interesting work being distributed outside the studio system.

And in foreign work, she notes, La France, “which found a distributor in a nonprofit cinematheque.”  That cinematheque being Northwest Film Forum.  Come see one of the most inventive musicals in years before it closes Thursday.

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One Response to “New York Times on new distribution models”

  1. Michael Seiwerath Says:

    For the record Michael Seiwerath initially spelled Coen incorrectly.
    Ryan Davis is innocent.

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