Reel Rebels: Eleven Directors Who Bucked the System and Shot the Flick Their Way by Oscar De Los Santos
Reel Rebels examines major films by directors who have been called auteurs by some and hacks by others.
'Rebel' is a word that is tossed around too flippantly these days. Who is truly a Reel Rebel? Someone who creates cinema that is original, timely and critical of a historical period and citizenry; someone who paints with celluloid in a way that sets him/her apart from others in the industry; someone whose films elicit love or vilification from audiences; someone whose cinema entertains moviegoers and makes them think - and feel ashamed, guilty, happy, and sad. A Reel Rebel is someone who challenges men and women to reevaluate the way we label and treat each other; someone whose motion pictures rouse viewers to action; someone who keeps making movies regardless of whether or not s/he has major studio backing.
Reel Rebels features insightful criticism by Thomas J. Morrissey, Kelly L. Goodridge, Tracie Church Guzzio, Lou Orfanella, Kathy Davis Patterson, and Oscar De Los Santos.