July 15, 2004

Happy Birthday, indieWIRE!

indieWIRE And here's to eight more years. At least. On his blog, Brian Clark recalls the first anniversary with an evil grin.

To this day, one of the best primers on the last great flourishing of the American indie film movement, that is, the 90s (perhaps, with digital tech, we're on the cusp of another) - who made which movies why and how and when and where they got seen - is the series of interviews that appeared in indieWIRE in late 1999. Click here, scroll down towards the bottom of that page, and then here for overviews focusing on the 90s, interviews with key producers, distributors, festival directors and the like.

And of course, well into the 00s, iW is still the click. There's Anthony Kaufman, for example, reporting yesterday that "according to this summer's art-house crowd, foreign language films are out of fashion, replaced by hot docs and specialized studio pics."

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Posted by dwhudson at July 15, 2004 7:33 AM