SUNDANCE 2022 PART ONE: WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD, EMERGENCY, LA GUERRA CIVIL, THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURE OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE

My first dispatch from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Jesse Eisenberg’s When You Finish Saving The World, Carey Williams’ Emergency, Eva Longoria Bastón’s La Guerra Civil and Maria Maggenti’s The Incredibly True Adventure Of Two Girls In Love.

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IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS 2021

“This week’s IFFBoston Fall Focus is a welcome return to the organization’s original mission: gathering the community together to share the experience of seeing movies with one another in the area’s historic independent venues. And as always, they’ve put together an enticing lineup of films featuring everything from porn stars to Princess Diana.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/19/2021

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IFFBOSTON 2021 VIRTUAL Q&A: STRAWBERRY MANSION’S ALBERT BIRNEY AND KENTUCKER AUDLEY

Had a great time talking to Strawberry Mansion directors Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley in this virtual Q&A for the Independent Film Festival Boston. We discussed their movie’s nightmare scenario in which advertisers insert product placement into your dreams, the duo’s love of analog aesthetics and why sometimes it’s not such a bad thing to fall asleep during a movie. IFFBoston, 05/14/2021

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IFFBOSTON 2021 VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION: STATE OF LOCAL CINEMAS

Honored I was asked to moderate this IFFBoston panel discussion about the state of local arthouse cinemas featuring friends Ian Judge from the Somerville Theatre, Ned Hinkle from the Brattle and Katherine Tallman from the Coolidge Corner Theatre. We discussed Covid-19 closures and coping methods, as well as what audiences can expect from the New Normal.IFFBoston, 05/08/2021

IFFBOSTON 2021

“The festival kicks off with a powerful portrait of a political moment and one of the most rousing concert films you’ll ever see, featuring peak performances by Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, B.B. King and Nina Simone. I guess the next best thing to an opening night party is all of us dancing in our living rooms.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/04/2021

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SUNDANCE 2021 PART FIVE: WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR, THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET, MASS, THE WORLD TO COME

My fifth and final dispatch from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival contains capsule reviews of Jane Schoenbrun‘s We’re All Going To The World’s Fair, Ana Katz’s The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet, Fran Kranz’s Mass and Mona Fastvold’s The World To Come.

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