movies::steven soderbergh [sex,lies and videotape to ocean's twelve]
"In 1989, director Steven Soderbergh's first feature, sex, lies and videotape, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, then became a surprise commercial hit. For American independent cinema, it was a shot heard 'round the world, reminding audiences that there were films being made outside of Hollywood while reminding Hollywood that there was money to be made from those movies. As important as sex, lies and videotape was, what's more important is that it launched the career of one of the most consistently compelling filmmakers working today...” []