(An Americana-themed July issue, featuring essays on Boyhood, Blue Velvet, The Last Picture Show, Lost in America, Badlands, Friday Night Lights, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Far from Heaven)

Bright Wall/Dark Room is a monthly film magazine, offering fresh and original content and commentary for only $1.99 per month. 

We publish 7-9 medium-length articles and essays each and every month (as well as the occasional poem or short humor piece) on a wide variety of films and film-related topics, generally aimed at film lovers, fans of non-fiction essay writing, and curious folks looking for a different way to interact with movies and culture.

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Chad Perman, Editor-in-Chief

Elizabeth Cantwell, Managing Editor

Andrew Root, Senior Editor

Michelle Said, Senior Editor

Brianna Ashby, Art Director/Illustrator