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The summer 2009 issue,featuring Zooey Deschanel. Profiles of talented young actors including Shawn Hatosy,a special report on the difficulties facing the Mexican film industry,and coverage of the Tribeca and Cannes film festivals headline this edition of Moving Pictures magazine,due out June 19.
Additionally,Moving Pictures will use the summer 2009 issue to launch a slate of regular features covering topics ranging from travel and fashion to academia and inspirational stories.
The engaging Deschanel discusses her starring role in the upcoming romance story “(500) Days of Summer,” a festival favorite from first-time director Marc Webb. She also talks about her second career as a musician and her experiences growing up in a showbiz family.
Hot off his recurring role in NBC’s “Southland,” Hatosy is featured this summer in Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” and will also be seen opposite Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.” Through the profile,Hatosy chats about working alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and the contrasts between directors Mann and Herzog.
Moving Pictures’ report on Mexico looks at a film industry that was on the upswing until the outbreak of the swine flu virus and violence provoked by local drug cartels. As a result of the chaos,many filmmakers were forced to rethink location shooting while moviegoers chose to stay home.
Coverage of Tribeca includes excerpts from interviews conducted during the festival at Moving Pictures’ media lounge. Among the filmmakers discussing their latest projects are Bette Gordon (“Handsome Harry”),Leslie Cockburn (“American Casino”),Dan Sturman and Bill Guttentag (“Soundtrack for a Revolution”),Libby Spears (“Playground”) and Rebecca Cammisa (“Which Way Home”).
Other issue highlights include:
• Our man on the scene gives commentary on the winners at Cannes
• Filmmaker Anne Bass writes about her new documentary,“Dancing Across Borders”
• MP editors share the 15 gangster movies on our “most wanted” list
• MP provides the complete summer film festival calendar
• The DVD Spin Doctor analyzes recent releases.