Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos

1st Edition

Michele Meek

January 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780815373049 - CAT# K338381

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Independent Female Filmmakers collects original and previously published essays, interviews, and manifestos from some of the most defining and groundbreaking independent female filmmakers of the last 40 years. Featuring material from the seminal magazine The Independent Film and Video Monthly—a leading publication for independent filmmakers for several decadesas well as new interviews conducted with the filmmakers specifically for this book, Michele Meek presents a unique perspective into the ethnically and culturally diverse voices of women filmmakers integral to independent film history from the 1970s to the present, spanning narrative, documentary, and experimental film.

Independent Female Filmmakers also includes a biographical profile of each filmmaker, as well as an online resource with links to filmographies, secondary sources, and further readings.

The filmmakers in this book include:

• Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, The Kids Are All Right)

• Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Real Genius, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)

• Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman, Stranger Inside)

• Miranda July (The Future, Me And You And Everyone We Know)

• Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Wild Man Blues)

• Maria Maggenti (The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love)

• Deepa Mehta (Fire, Earth, Water)

• Trinh T. Minh-ha (Surname Viet, Given Name Nam, Night Passage)

. . . and more!



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