Dance Party, USA

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I’ve already written about Aaron Katz’s terrific second feature, Quiet City (2007) previously, but I finally had a chance to catch up with his debut effort, Dance Party, USA (2006). Both films have been released recently on DVD in a two-disc setRead More

sex, lies, and videotape

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  The success of films such as Stranger Than Paradise, She’s Gotta Have It, Working Girls, and River’s Edge solidified the position of American independent film within the marketplace in the1980s, but Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape raised the stakesRead More

Films of J. J. Murphy at Anthology Film Archives

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  THE FILMS OF J. J. MURPHY, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 at 7:30 PM at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. FILMMAKER IN PERSON! Though he’s perhaps best-known for PRINT GENERATION, in which the imagery of aRead More

Police Beat

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One of the best as well as most underappreciated independent films of the past several years is Robinson Devor’s Police Beat, which played at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, received a modest theatrical release, and finally came out on DVD only thisRead More