Warren Etheredge's Blog:
Forget Grunge. Embrace Munge, Seattle’s punk rock movie-making revolution.
Like the undeniable musical riot, Seattle’s re-awakening of independent cinema reveals a similar streak: sentimentally anarchic. Munge is an odd mix, DIY shooting juiced by urban angst and gritty artfulness. Though not christened by Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival has taken the Munge Plunge, as it were, championing the fledgling counter-genre for the past eight years. This de facto endorsement culminated in 2006 with Seattle films winning the top prizes at both Sundance and Slamdance.