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Home Movies [2]
Scenes from the budding Memphis independent film scene.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
Promised Land [3]
Independent filmmaker Jeff Jackson knows the struggles of his craft all too well, so he started his own film festival.
The Ongoing Tradition [4]
The Taos Talking Pictures Festival has carved out a place as one of the country's top 10 film festivals with an eclectic, mellow mix of artists, activist politics, panels, and New Age philosophy.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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Samurai Surrealism [5]
"Ghost Dog" is a trip to another realm, where every moment is surprising and quietly compelling.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Joe Gould's Secret [6]
Literary merits do not always translate to the screen.
She Shoots, She Scores [7]
"Love and Basketball" offers real-life courting; also: "Gossip," "U-571," and "Cotton Mary."
Bottoms Up [8]
Sandra Bullock hits the bottle in "28 Days."
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
Frequency [9]
This movie requires more than a warp in time and space to make its story more believable.
Where the Heart Is [10]
Only emergency angioplasty could blast open this movie's clogged narrative arteries.
Gossip [11]
"It's only words. How bad can it be?" is this film's operative question.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Video + TV
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Spinning Tales [12]
DVDs -- a guide to getting started.
Killing Time [13]
Springtime is a deadly season for network writers who have to write characters out of their shows -- usually in the form of a visit from the Grim Reaper.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
TV Eye [14]
All Elián, all the time on cable television. Also, upcoming May television events and series renewals.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Volume III, Issue 45
May 1 - May 8, 2000  

T he winner of the Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival gets an unusual prize: five acres of mountaintop land in the New Mexico countryside. Though well-attended by representatives from film industry and national media, the Festival draws its strongest base of support from Taos locals.

Though Tucson Weekly reviewer James DiGiovanna finds it difficult to describe Jim Jarmusch's new film, "Ghost Dog," he know it's one of the most consistently entertaining films you're likely to see, even though there's almost no variation in mood.

Once the exclusive province of technophiles, DVD players are affordable enough to start whispering softly from the shelves. But where do you start shopping for what to play in them?

Also, the independent movie scene in Memphis, Stanley Tucci reveals "Joe Gould's Secret," a slam dunk for "Love and Basketball," and more.

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [15]

  • Winter Sleepers
  • Frequency
  • The Last September
  • Where the Heart Is
  • 16 Decisions and Dirt
  • U-571
  • Gossip

Film Clips [16]
  • American Psycho
  • Croupier
  • 28 Days
  • U-571
  • Where the Heart Is

Now What? [17]
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