December 2012

Indiewire is the online bible for those interested in independent filmmaking. It began in 1996 as a free email newsletter with news about the independent film world, then expanded to a full website in 1998. The site posts daily news articles with topics ranging from upcoming film projects, awards’ news, and information about independent–leaning television programs. There is a weekly update on box–office figures for independent films, as well as movie and festival reviews. Readers may also subscribe to weekly newsletters and daily updates, features that become particularly useful during film festivals, when Indiewire posts up to the minute news on the acquisition of festival films by distributors.

Indiewire links to several blogs that offer a rich selection of reviews, interviews and analysis of independent film. A recent blog post by the New York Times critic Caryn James offers a videotaped interview with Ralph Fiennes about his directorial debut Coriolanus, and in his blog the legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich posts notes he’s taken over the years on the masterpieces of director Howard Hawks.

With its mix of business savvy and sensitivity to film as an art form, Indiewire is a great resource for all who have an interest in independent film.

Reviewed by FIDM Library Staff Member Mollie Jones