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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top Picks for AFI DOCS 2019

Just over a month ago, I published my interview with AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin and now it’s time to give my must-see recommendations for this year’s festival. AFI DOCS is an annual showcase of documentary cinema in Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s 2019 Maryland Film Festival Recap

On May 6, I published my pre-fest picks for the 2019 Maryland Film Festival, which ran May 8-12. Sadly, I came down with a nasty virus just as the festival was starting, so my ability and willingness to leave the … Continue reading

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AFI DOCS 2019: Festival Director Michael Lumpkin Discusses This Year’s Program

On Wednesday, May 15, I interviewed AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin by phone to discuss the 2019 iteration of the annual festival, which consists of screenings of new documentaries at various locations in our nation’s capital. This year’s event, running … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Take on 2019 Tribeca, Part 2: Top Ten Movies

Last week, I posted a recap of my VR/AR/Immersive experiences at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Now it’s time to return to my main wheelhouse of standard, non-360º cinema, with my top 10 movies: 5 fiction and 5 documentaries. What … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Film Festival Review: First Timer’s Experience

Coming out from my natural habitat of binge-watching on Netflix all night, this year’s Las Vegas Film Festival has stumbled upon my life and carried me into the world of film within our community. The mixture of anxiousness and excitement … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Take on 2019 Tribeca, Part 1: VR, AR and Immersive Cinema

For the second year in a row, I attended the Tribeca Film Festival, this time for its 18th iteration, running April 24-May 5. As I did in 2018, I begin my coverage with a review of the virtual reality (VR) movies I … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Picks for the 2019 Maryland Film Festival

The Maryland Film Festival was founded in 1999 by Jed Dietz, who served as the annual event’s Director from then until 2018. He stepped down this past fall, handing the reigns to Interim Director Sandra L. Gibson, so the 2019 … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Five from Full Frame 2019

The 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (its 22nd iteration) ran from April 4-7, in Durham, North Carolina. Sadly, I could not be there in person, but I was able to watch a number of a films remotely, and I here … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 from the Seventh Annual Annapolis Film Festival

Over four days, beginning March 21 and ending March 24, the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival screened over 70 films, of different lengths, genres and styles. This year, I served on the feature-documentary jury and moderated a panel on screenwriting. I … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s SXSW 2019 Recap: As Good As Ever!

Wow! I just attended my sixth SXSW (which stands for South by Southwest)! I can’t believe that I have been going continuously since 2014. Why do I love it so much? Well, Austin, TX, is a pretty cool town, but … Continue reading

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