Airing tonight at 8pm EST is Turner Classic Movies latest original documentary feature, Edge of Outside.
Edge of Outside focuses on independent films and the filmmakers who strived to make their movies their way. With interviews from Spike Lee, Peter Bogdonavich, Martin Scorcese, Ed Burns, John Sayles, Arthur Penn and many more, TCM presents an informative and fascinating look at indy films.
Edge of Outside specifically looks at the works and impact of Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, John Cassavetes, Samuel Fuller, Sam Peckingpah, and Nicholas Ray. While these directors had their own unique filmmaking techniques, they had one defining element in common; making films their own way, without the impute of a Hollywood executive.
After watching Edge of Outside, it is impossible for you not to gain an appreciation for independent filmmakers, who are notorious for doing anything to get their vision made. I was recently told a story about two men who operate a chain of pizzerias in New York City because their other career is working as independent filmmakers. The pizza business just pays the bills.
TCM always presents exceptional original programming and Edge of Outside is just another example of why TCM is a premiere source for movie information.
Edge of Outside kicks of Turner Classic Movies month-long series dedicated to indy films. Each Wednesday in July, TCM will present a variety of films from different filmmakers.
For more information on this series and Edge of Outside, visit this website.