I’m in the midst of some heavy-duty writing and grading this week, but I just wanted to mention some news about a couple of very cool indie films. First, I’ve learned that Tara Wray’s Manhattan, Kansas, a fascinating personal documentary (my review) about a daughter dealing with a mentally unstable mother, is now available on a limited-edition DVD, with each DVD packaged in a hand-made origami case. Manhattan, Kansas will also be making the rounds through the Southern Circuit film series from October 29-November 6. If you’re in or near one of the relevant cities, Tara’s film is well worth checking out.
I also want to congratulate Chris Hansen for winning the best feature award at the South Padre Island Film Fest for his mock doc, The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah (my review).
And finally, at some point, I want to return to Matt Clayfield’s discussion of videoblogging, in part because it’s related to some issues I’ll be addressing in paper for the Flow conference in a few weeks (thanks to David for the link).