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Indie Reframed : Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema (Paperback)

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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.
Number of Pages: 329
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Series Title: Traditions in American Cinema
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 52258160
UPC: 9781474403948
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-5239
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