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Lolita Guevarra <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:54:26 -0800
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Dear Screen-L: 

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

A Critical Cinema 5: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers

Scott MacDonald is the author of the four previous volumes of _A Critical Cinema _and _The Garden in the Machine: A Field Guide to Independent Films about Place _(2001), all from California.

"_Critical Cinema 5_, and indeed the entire series, is a monumental achievement. MacDonald's detailed knowledge of many branches of cinema, and his subtle and generous insight, allow him to frame his interviews with the most important independent filmmakers in such a way as to elicit the most interesting aspects of their perceptions of their work and its context. The scholarship is superior, and MacDonald writes clearly, honestly, and elegantly."-David E. James, author of _The Most Typical Avant-Garde_

_A Critical Cinema 5 _is the fifth volume in Scott MacDonald's Critical Cinema series, the most extensive, in-depth exploration of independent cinema available in English. In this new set of interviews, MacDonald engages filmmakers in detailed discussions of their films and of the personal experiences and political and theoretical currents that have shaped their work. The interviews are arranged to express the remarkable diversity of modern independent cinema and the interactive community of filmmakers that has dedicated itself to producing forms of cinema that critique conventional media. 

Full information about the book, including the table of contents, is available online:

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