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Indie Reframed – Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber, and Michele Schreiber


With the consolidation of ‘indie’ culture in the twenty-first 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 eno ... More

Keywords: women’s filmmaking, independent cinema, Indiewood, ‘chick flick’, feminist counter-cinema, ‘in-between’ spaces, production and distribution, genre, identity, collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474403924
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Badley, editor
Middle Tennessee State University

Claire Perkins, editor
Monash University

Michele Schreiber, editor
Emory University

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Linda Badley, Claire Perkins and Michele Schreiber

Part I Production and Distribution Contexts

2. Killer Feminism

Patricia White

Part II Genres and Modalities

Part III Identities

Part IV Collaborations

18. Beyond the Screen: On Contemporary Feminist Media Re-articulations

Claudia Costa Pederson and Patricia R. Zimmermann

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