On a DIY Cooking Movement & A New (post-mumblecore) Group of Indie Filmmakers Working Together In NYC
(note - the quote is from the New York Times, but featured in the site i pointed to above & below)
"These Brooklynites, most in their 20s and 30s, are hand-making pickles, cheeses and chocolates the way others form bands and artists’ collectives. They have a sense of community and an appreciation for traditional methods and flavors. They also share an aesthetic that’s equal parts 19th and 21st century, with a taste for bold graphics, salvaged wood and, for the men, scruffy beards."
I know very little about cooking (a lot less than what I know about filmmaking, which, some would say, is not a lot :) but, it is exciting to read about a culinary "movement" - so, this might be what it's like for people who are just discovering Mumblecore - kind of exciting.
Also, there is another, a new, bunch of filmmakers working together in NYC - at the moment they have about 5 completed features (Cookies & Cream, Uptown, Carter, Sandcastles, & Harry's Judy - just off the top of my head) & are planning in the near future/this year to have somewhere around 10 features completed - that's right - TEN - & some of them are heavily inspired by the Mumblecore filmmakers, & they do not have a "movement" label yet, but you can find news about them at One Way Community blog (& you can buy several of the completed features through the blog). I for one am glad that they exist in NYC, I've been able to fill out cast & crew roles on my latest feature Brooklyn Fantastic using members from the One Way family.
So, I guess yay for people cooking or making indie movies together (regardless of how the food tastes to me or the movies feel to me, the fact that a few new artists are working together is news in itself - and, as you can see, something that helps with marketing, & something to talk about).