For a different perspective from Dr. Lunenfeld's, Screen-L subscribers might
 want to see my essay "The Myth of Independent Film" reprinted as a chapter in
 PUBLIC BROADCASTING AND THE PUBLIC TRUST, edited by David Horowitz and yours
 truly. I discuss Maya Deren and some of the other names he mentions. The book
 should be in most libraries,, some giant bookstores. And, if anyone
 wants a copy and can't find it elsewhere, just send me a stamped
 self-addressed envelope for a 15 ounce package and I'll ship  you a copy (I
 still have some in my basement).
Laurence Jarvik
3735 Jocelyn Street NW
Washington, DC 20015
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.