Donal Foreman's piece on the Filmmaker Conference at Independent Film Week, sponsored by IFP, has a healthy dose of skepticism on what has largely been taken as gospel to this point on the "truly free" independent film paradigm.
Foreman doesn't simply lay down his own take. Instead, he takes elements from a number of viewpoints including prominent filmmakers and new age-ish indie film gurus. The amalgamation ultimately demonstrates how this industry is nowhere near a galvanized model of "truly free" independent film or whatever else it is to be called.
So, the quest for the new model of independent film continues.