05/02/2018.- The 63rd edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival will schedule a retrospective of film work by American directors born in the 1960s whose filmmaking debut took place in the 1990s: auteurs who brought American cinema up to date and opened up new horizons in the US film industry. This is a heterogeneous and certainly brilliant generation of worthy successors to masters of cinema like Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas or Spielberg.
Here is a group of filmmakers that widely differ from one another in their cultural backgrounds and cinematic conceptions. Their common denominators are the decades of their births and directorial debuts and the fact that, in one way or another, they contributed to the robustness of American independent cinema. The idea behind this retrospective is to disclose further connections between their respective filmic outputs and personalities —common hallmarks and legacies— and in this way to bridge the gaps that may exist between the two above-mentioned decades in American life and culture. The Festival’s proposal is to conduct an exploration into the specific milieu (social, economic, political, etc.) that shaped first the filmmakers’ cultural education and then their cinematic practice.
The retrospective will screen their first and second films so as to probe into the seeds of their later filmographies as part of this special feature in SEMINCI’s 63rd edition.
Here is the line-up of directors making up the retrospective:
Todd Solondz (1959) – Welcome to the Dollhouse, 1995
Richard Linklater (1960) – Slacker, 1991
Todd Haynes (1961) – Poison, 1991
Alexander Payne (1961) – Citizen Ruth, 1996
David Fincher (1962) – Seven, 1995
Quentin Tarantino (1963) – Reservoir Dogs, 1992
Steven Soderbergh (1963) – Sex, Lies and Videotape, 1989
Spike Jonze (1969) – Being John Malkovich, 1999
Wes Anderson (1969) – Rushmore, 1998
Darren Aronofsky (1969) – Pi, 1998
Night Shyamalan (1970) – Praying with Anger,1992
Paul Thomas Anderson (1970) – Boogie Nights,1997
Kelly Reichardt (1964) – River of Grass, 1994
Bryan Singer (1965) – The Usual Suspects, 1995