FROM THE MOUTHS OF FILMMAKERS:
By Joshua Handler
-Do you feel that it is important for aspiring filmmakers and filmgoers to view independent and world cinema and why?An overwhelming number of people have agreed to submit responses. For the first week of responses (I'll publish one each day through Thursday, then continue through the next few weeks), I'm featuring those of David Lowery (director of AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS and editor of UPSTREAM COLOR), Marshall Curry (two-time Oscar-nominee, director/producer/editor of POINT AND SHOOT, Rodney Ascher (director of ROOM 237), and Sumyi Khong Antonson (Vice President of Marketing & Distribution for Drafthouse Films).
-Do you feel that it is important for aspiring filmmakers and filmgoers to view classics and why?
-How has viewing indies and films from around the world helped you as a filmmaker?
-What's one American indie and one film not in English that you would recommend that film-lovers or young/aspiring filmmakers see?
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