Home Video Offers Independent's Access
by Aaron Krach
World Artists Home Video announced they will release four independent films
on video this fall. "The Closest Thing To Heaven", written and directed by
Dorne Pentes and writer-director Larry Fessenden’s "No Telling" will be
available September 26. From Mexico, director Arturo Ripstein’s "Place
Without Limits", and experimental director Nina Menke’s "The Bloody Child" are
slated for November 14.
Unlike Hollywood which has become dependent on home-video to recover costs of
expensive films, independent filmmakers see home-video has an opportunity
to reach an audience. Between summer blockbusters there is little room for
non-mainstream features. All four films to be released by World Artists
received critical praise; only "Bloody Child" found small theatrical release.