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Nashville Film Festival
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Reel Nashville [2]
In honor of the 30th annual Nashville Independent Film Festival, the Nashville Scene takes a look at the festival and the city's film industry.
— Angela Wibking, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Art Attack [3]
"Existo" posits an America as envisioned in our worst nightmares.
— Lisa A. DuBois, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Stuff of Legend [4]
Charles Burnett's films may be hard to find, but their themes reverberate loudly.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Trickle-Down Theory [5]
Five things you need to know before and after you make an independent film.
— Adam Ross, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Featured Articles
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Machine Dreams [6]
Along with "The Matrix," a number of recent films have posed a paranoid premise not unlike Plato's Cave, suggesting that what we take for granted as the real world is itself a virtual unreality.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Un-Cannes-y? [7]
At Cannes this year, it wasn't just filmmakers who embraced positive thinking but film critics as well, even the usually iconoclastic.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Full Reviews
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Instinct [10]
"Showboats in the Mist" could be the movie's subtitle.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Silence of the Apes [11]
Despite philosophical ramblings, "Instinct" manages a few moments of captivating drama.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Love By Numbers [12]
The Movie Guru trips over Notting Hill.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Nodding Hill [13]
A gallant Hugh tries to make light work of hauling Julia's wearisome narcissism.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Virtual Reality Bites [14]
There's no reason to get off on the "13th Floor."
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Child's Play [15]
Director Wu Tianming's unapologetically sentimental "The King of Masks" elevates tearjerking to the illusion, at times, of grandeur.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Mighty Quinns [16]
Brothers Paul and Aidan Quinn discuss bringing "This Is My Father" to the screen.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Winslow Boy [17]
What's this? A David Mamet film with a G rating?!
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Castle [18]
The little guys triumph in this Australian comedy.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Endurance [19]
This unusually constructed biopic of distance runner Haile Gebrselassie passes the finish line.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Little Feet in Canvas [20]
"Children of Heaven" examines the stark humiliation of poverty softened through the lens of a powerful familial love.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Return With Honor [21]
Vietnam P.O.W.s tell how to survive torture and return home with honor.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Apple [22]
Residing somewhere between fact and fiction is this Iranian tale about repression and women's place in society.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Desert Blue [23]
The world's largest ice cream cone is just one of this film's quirky attractions.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [33]
What's the matter, couldn't find a review of that blockbuster film you're excited about? We certainly don't want to leave you disappointed -- why not try some of these larger-than-life movie links?
WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 50
June 7 - June 14, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

N ot many places have a film festival that's 30 years old. Isn't it a little strange that Nashville does? Our special package this week includes some festival background, a chat with some filmmakers, a profile of a director you ought to know, and some tips for those who want to make independent films.

Recent forays into virtual reality are notable for their technology, but they echo themes in evidence since film stock was invented.

There were several feel-good movies at Cannes this year, even by directors not known for cheeriness, but edgy works still won prizes.

Plus, interviews with the director of "Endurance" and with cult-movie actor favorite Bruce Campbell, reviews of Instinct, Notting Hill, Thirteenth Floor, and lots of TV stuff, including the demented world of Sid and Marty Krofft.


Interviews
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Going the Distance [8]
Film director Leslie Woodhead talks about Endurance, his film about the life of runner Haile Gebreselassie.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Just Your Average Stiff [9]
Cult actor Bruce Campbell (the Evil Dead trilogy, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hudsucker Proxy) laments his surprising lack of panty-mailing female fans.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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The Brothers Krofft [24]
Remember the TV show about a kid stuck on an island with a big dragon? If you thought H.R. Pufnstuf couldn't have been that weird, wait until you see it again courtesy of video and cable TV.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Life Lessons [25]
The video release of "Get A Life" reveals the roots of an offbeat comedy boom.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Envelope, Please [26]
"Ally McBeal" is virtually unwatchable, and I once sat through back-to-back episodes of "The Nanny".
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
TV Eye [27]
Because no one should be ashamed to watch television.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The New Fall Season [28]
A dozen new animated shows slated to appear next season.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Scanlines [29]
If you haven't had enough of basketball during the NBA play-offs, you might try a few of these videos.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [30]
Poor taste is not exactly a recent invention by Hollywood studios.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [31]

  • Limbo
  • Loss of Sexual Innocence
  • Instinct
  • Six Ways to Sunday
  • The Dress
 
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [32]
  • Notting Hill
 

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