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And … action! Three rising stars get loose for the camera, expertly wielded by Lois Greenfield ’70.

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Skateboarding on Hardscrabble

Independent filmmaker Debra Granik ’85 earned rave reviews and Oscar nominations with “Winter’s Bone.” But don’t expect her to go mainstream anytime soon.

He’s Got the Look

Movie production-design guru Steve Saklad ’78 sketches, scouts, and scours secondhand shops to make Juno’s bedroom rad and Kermit’s office a totally believable pad.

Weimar on the Pacific

The film artists who fled Nazi Germany for sunny California infused American cinema with fresh energy and talent, and a healthy dose of dread.

The Big Break

Making it on Broadway demands a flexible road map — or, sometimes, an inspired exit strategy.

Hollywood Girlhood

A look back at a larger-than-life childhood amid the denizens and domains of Tinseltown.

The Brandeis Questionnaire

With homage to Marcel Proust, producer/writer/director Marshall Herskovitz ’73 reveals his deepest feelings.