MovieMaker Magazine’s 111th issue, Fall 2014, hits newsstands around the U.S. and Canada today. The issue is also available for digital download via iTunes and Pocketmags, accessible on all mobile devices.

On the cover: actors Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and director Bennett Miller of the Cannes-winning drama, Foxcatcher, which opened in theaters this month. In the cover story, “A Terrible, Beautiful Experience” (pg. 50), writer Sam Adams delves into the psychological rabbit hole of John du Pont and the Schultz wrestlers with a production that Ruffalo describes as “brutal on such a deep level.” Cover and interior photographs were shot at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto in September 2014, by Dominic Bonuccelli.

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Other stories in the issue include:

  • The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World (pg. 56): Our annual list of the world’s weirdest and most wonderful cinematic celebrations, as selected by a judging panel including Elvis Mitchell, Thom Powers and Josephine Decker. Illustrations by Nick Shepherd
  • “Exploring the Dark Places” (pg. 40): Jake Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy explain how they made the wickedly exhilarating Nightcrawler with DP Robert Elswit
(L-R) Jake Gyllenhaal, DP Robert Elswit, and Steadicam operator Andrew Rowlands in Nightcrawler

(L-R) Jake Gyllenhaal, DP Robert Elswit, and Steadicam operator Andrew Rowlands in Nightcrawler

  • The Biopic Roundtable (pg. 44): Interviews with Mr Turner‘s Timothy Spall, The Theory of Everything‘s Eddie Redmayne, The Imitation Games‘ Matthew Goode, and Low Down‘s John Hawkes
  • “Make Your Smartphone Smarter” (pg. 12): A rundown of the best gear and apps to have in a smartphone filmmaker’s kit, by And Uneasy Lies the Mind director Ricky Fosheim
  • “Who Needs a Wake-Up Call?” (pg. 14): Haskell Wexler, Steven Poster and more weigh in on the necessity of proper on-set safety protocol, in the light of recent tragedy
  • “Horror Stories” (pg. 36): Is horror still indie film’s Teflon genre, or have profit prospects gotten darker? An examination of the business of genre filmmaking today

The Fall 2014 issue can be purchased at major U.S. and Canadian newsstands and retailers, including Barnes and Noble. (64 pages, U.S. $6.95) It was distributed at this month’s American Film Market and AFI Fest Presented by Audi, and will be distributed at next month’s International Film Festival Summit. Print and digital subscriptions to MovieMaker can be purchased here.

Happy holidays! MM