March/April 2001

Readers’ poll, Jane Fonda profiled, Oscar predix, Ermanno Olmi, Robert Beavers, 2001 Sundance and Rotterdam festival coverage, digital video vs. film, Annual Grosses Gloss, Kerry Washington, Christopher Nolan, Catherine Breillat’s A ma soeur!, Jonathan Glazer

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OSCAR PREDIX

READERS’ POLL

THE CIRCLE
By Paul Arthur
Iran’s filmmakers continue to push the envelope. Braving the censor’s wrath, Jafar Panahi’s powerful new movie The Circle is a direct, unsparing attack on the oppression of women in the Islamic Republic.

JANE FONDA
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Our cover and the subject of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Gala Tribute Honoree, Jane Fonda has reinvented herself many times onscreen and off. From the 21st-century sex bomb to controversial political activist to fitness role model—and she still found time to win two Academy Awards. Her trajectory mirrors the journey of women in the last 40 years.

DIGITAL VIDEO VS. FILM
By Chris Petit
Film diehards may shake their heads, but the digital revolution has been underway for a decade. How is it changing the way movies remade how they look? An ex-filmmaker turned video termite from England celebrates the end of cinema as he knew it, with a few caveats.

26TH ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
By Jeffrey Spaulding
Some lessons from last year’s box office results

INDUSTRY
By Roger Smith
Five things that matter more than ever to Hollywood

ROBERT BEAVERS
By P. Adams Sitney
Exploring “the Philosophical Majesty of the Image,” the heart-stoppingly beautiful and finely-wrought work of visionary filmmaker Robert Beavers ranks high in the canon of avant-garde cinema

ERMANNO OLMI
By Deborah Young
Taking Italian neorealism to its limits, humanist filmmaker Ermanno Olmi brings a quiet spirituality to his portraits of ordinary people and their working lives.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

OPENING SHOTS
News, Chatterbox, Frame-Ups: Kerry Washington, Off the Shelf, Guilty Pleasures: Christopher Nolan

CRITICS CHOICE
8 critics rate 25 new releases

JOURNAL
Paris by Frédéric Bonnaud

FIRST LOOK
Catherine Breillat’s A ma soeur! by Frédéric Bonnaud

DISCOVERY
Jonathan Glazer by Mark Olsen

DISTRIBUTOR WANTED
Moufida Tlatli’s The Season of Men by Amy Taubin

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Nicole Armour, Gavin Smith, Rachel Rosen; Rotterdam by Chuck Stephens

LETTERS

REVIEW
Amores Perros by Chris Chang, Blow by Nicholas Nicastro, 15 Minutes by Charles Taylor, The Million Dollar Hotel by Howard Hampton, The Gleaners and I by Harlan Jacobson

VIDI VIDI VIDI
Gummo by Gavin Smith, Blur: The Best of by Nicole Armour, Cleopatra by Guy Maddin

FSLC “SEEN”
Who’s who at recent Film Society events