Peter Biskind, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, is the author of a forthcoming book on the independent film movement in the 1990s.
The Nation asked seven prominent members of the independent film community, including several filmmakers who released major films this year, to take the temperature of the movem
*Last year, I was the guest editor of The Nation's first issue devoted exclusively to Hollywood and politics.
When those in my modest circle of acquaintances learned that I was editing a Hollywood issue of The Nation, they found it either risible or irritating.
The Nation asked six politically active members of the entertainment community to comment on recent developments in the realms of politics and popular culture.