Ken Eisen

Ken Eisen has written for Cineaste, Film Quarterly, and other publications, and teaches film at Colby College, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Maine at Augusta. He is president of Shadow Distribution, a small, independent film-distribution company, and Railroad Square Cinema, a small, independent theater in Waterville, Maine. He himself is small and independent.


On Hollywood’s downtrodden eco-chicks, and how they’ve changed

“A working-class hero is something to be,” said John Lennon. But for Hollywood, it’s more likely to be a working-class heroine — at least when environmental issues enter the picture. Charlize Theron in North Country. Photo: 78th Academy Awards® This …


New Wal-Mart documentary may be a sign of upheavals to come

Last week’s release of Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price — not, for the most part, in movie theaters, but rather in “churches, family businesses, schools, living rooms, community centers, and parking lots,” as the film’s website puts it …