All posts by Dave Roos

  • A Decade Under the Influence of The Blair Witch Project

    January evening in 1999, standing in front of the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah, as the line of moviegoers snaked around...

  • From YouTube to Borat: The Jackass Generation

    Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske in Beerfest (2006). I don’t remember how or why I got...

  • Hollywood Goes Green

    For those who doubt the awesome power of celebrity, we give you the Toyota Prius hybrid. When the Prius debuted in the...

  • Artists Across Borders

    Art knows no borders. If only the same were true for artists’ rights. As a recent Italian court case reminds us, American...

  • Collateral Damage

    By the old definitions of art and commerce, Hollywood movies are “show business” and independent films—which no one expects to make money—are...

  • Life After Katrina

    Since 2002, the state of Louisiana has been positioning itself as the “other LA.” That’s the year the Louisiana state legislature passed...