The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on October 26, 2012

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. 

Get into the Halloween mood with The Awl’s list of classic Hollywood monsters, including Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Kim Novak’s eyebrows. The U.S. Copyright Office just granted documentary filmmakers a special pass. In an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, documentarians are allowed to rip footage from DVDs and streaming videos to be incorporated into their work. Confused by crowdfunding? The IFC Center in New York is hosting an event to demystify the process. “Get the Money: Tap into Crowds” will be held November 9 (via @POVengage).

Today is the early deadline for the Ashland Independent Film Festival! Apparently, China’s economy isn't the only thing that's booming, but also its indie animation scene. See the explosion of creativity for yourself in the New York premiere of The Beginning: a documentary about the indie animation scene in China. The election is 11 days away! Get a refresher on the way policy affects women by watching Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap Movie, a 1984 documentary that POV deems still relevant today. There are only so many camera angles to capture a painter at the canvas. That’s what makes this clip from the 1949 documentary Visit to Picasso so mesmerizing. As the Cubist master paints on glass, we see every graceful twirl of his brushstrokes from behind his artwork.


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