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Title Indie reframed : women's filmmaking and contemporary American independent cinema / edited by Linda Badley, Claire Perkins and Michele Schreiber
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages) : illustrations
Series Traditions in American cinema
Traditions in American cinema.
Contents pt. I PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION CONTEXTS -- 1. Women Make Movies: Chicken & Egg Pictures, Gamechanger Films and the Future of Female Independent Filmmaking / Sarah E. S. Sinwell -- 2. Killer Feminism / Patricia White -- 3. À Woman with an Endgame': Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures and American Independent Film Production / James Lyons -- 4. Susan Seidelman's Contemporary Films: The Feminist Art of Self-reinvention in a Changing Technological Landscape / Christina Lane -- 5. Ì'm Absolutely the Right Person for this Job': Allison Anders and Mary Harron on Lifetime Television / Michele Schreiber -- pt. II GENRES AND MODALITIES -- 6. Gender, Genre and More General Indie Dimensions in Megan Griffiths' The Off Hours and Eden / Geoff King -- 7. Down to the Bone: Neo-neorealism and Genre in Contemporary Women's Indies / Linda Badley -- 8. My Effortless Brilliance: Women's Mumblecore / Claire Perkins -- 9. Black Women, Romance and the Indiewood Rom Coms of Sanaa Hamri / Shelley Cobb -- pt. III IDENTITIES -- 10. From Documentary to Fictional Realism: Mira Nair's Documentary Roots, Fictional Home and Production Politics / Kent A. Ono -- 11. Having its Cake and Eating it Too: Contemporary American ̀Indie' Cinema and My Big Fat Greek Wedding Reframed / Lydia Papadimitriou -- 12. Not Just Indie: A Look at Films by Dee Rees, Ava DuVernay and Kasi Lemmons / Cynthia Baron -- 13. Sexual In-betweener/Industry In-betweener: The Career and Films of Lisa Cholodenko / Maria San Filippo -- 14. Miranda July and the New Twenty-first-century Indie / Kathleen A. McHugh -- pt. IV COLLABORATIONS -- 15. Mutual Muses in American Independent Film: Catherine Keener and Nicole Holofcener, Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt / Chris Holmlund -- 16. The Feminist Politics of Collaboration in Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture / Corinn Columpar -- 17. The Director as Facilitator: Collaboration, Cooperation and the Gender Politics of the Set / John Alberti -- 18. Beyond the Screen: On Contemporary Feminist Media Re-articulations / Patricia R. Zimmermann
Summary With the consolidation of 'indie' culture in the 21st century, female filmmakers face an increasingly indifferent climate. Within this sector, women work across all aspects of writing, direction, production, editing and design, yet the dominant narrative continues to construe 'maverick' white male auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson as the face of indie discourse. Defying the formulaic myths of the mainstream 'chick flick' and the ideological and experimental radicalism of feminist counter-cinema alike, women's indie filmmaking is neither ironic, popular nor political enough to be readily absorbed into pre-existing categories. This ground-breaking collection, the first sustained examination of the work of female practitioners within American independent cinema, reclaims the 'difference' of female indie filmmaking. Through a variety of case studies of directors, writers and producers such as Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham and Christine Vachon, contributors explore the innovation of a range of female practitioners by attending to the sensibilities, ideologies and industrial practices that distinguish their work - while embracing the 'in-between' space in which the narratives they represent and embody can be revealed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Independent films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Badley, Linda, editor
Perkins, Claire (Claire Elizabeth), editor
Schreiber, Michele, editor
ISBN 147440393X (electronic bk.)
1474403956 (epub)
9781474403931 (electronic bk.)
9781474403955 (epub)