Witching hour

When a summer film grosses over $48 million in its first week of wide release, we can assume that it is glossy and entertaining, perhaps boasting the latest special effects. But when that film has no known actors and costs a mere $30,000 to make—not even a pittance by Hollywood's Titanic standards—something else is going on. The film has hit a nerve.


Smoke and fire

Holy Smoke! (1999), directed by Jane Campion

In Review

The Bonhoeffer project

Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000), directed by Eric Till