I’m giving a paper and chairing a panel on American indie film tomorrow at the Film and Media 2012 conference in London. For anyone who might be interested, the panel is titled ‘Contemporary American Independent Cinema: Change or Continuity’. I’ll be arguing for a strong vein of continuity in contemporary indie film, using Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff as an illustrative case study.
Other panelists/papers are as follows:
Yannis Tzioumakis, ‘An Increasingly Global Presence: Contemporary American Independent cinema outside the US’
Claire Molloy, ‘Independent Film and Social Entrepreneurship: The Rise of Social Impact Capital’
Should be a good panel and will hopefully provoke some interesting discussion relating to broader issues of change vs. continuity in the contemporary indie landscape. We’ll also be taking the opportunity to plug the collection we’re jointly editing, American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, due out from Routledge in the Autumn. More details on the conference, at the Institute of Education, are available here.