Festivals

Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 from 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), founded in 1976 and an event that I have now attended twice in a row, this year ran September 5-15. Just before the festival began, I offered my recommendation of 20 films for which … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 20 Recommendations for TIFF 2019

Founded in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs September 5-15 this year, screening 245 features and 82 shorts in a highly diverse program representing 84 countries and 87 languages and showcasing voices from across the great breadth of … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Josephine Mackerras of “Alice”

I met with director Josephine Mackerras at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss Alice, her narrative feature debut (which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail). It tells the story of the titular character, whose world falls apart when she … Continue reading

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Interview with Directors of “Vai”

At SXSW 2019, I interviewed the directors of 6 of the 8 episodes that comprise the anthology film Vai (which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail): ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney and Dianna Fuemana (in … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Sandra Winther of “Lowland Kids”

I met with director Sandra Winther at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss her short documentary Lowland Kids. Though only 22 minutes long, the movie offers a moving portrait of a family living on Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles, … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Alyssa Bolsey and Cinematographer Camilo Lara of BEYOND THE BOLEX

I met with director Alyssa Bolsey and her cinematographer, Camilo Lara, at DOC NYC 2018 to discuss their collaboration on Beyond the Bolex (which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail). The documentary follows Bolsey as she investigates the life and … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Grant Sputore and Stars Clara Rugaard and Hilary Swank of I AM MOTHER

I met with director Grant Sputore at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to discuss his debut feature I Am Mother (now playing on Netflix, and which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail). I also took part, on the same day, in … Continue reading

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Jay Berg’s AFI DOCS 2019 Top Five

The AFI DOCS documentary film festival (formerly AFI SILVERDOCS) rolls along with this, its 17th yearly edition.  However, there are definite signs that a significant downsizing, or even demise, could be the ultimate fate of this very important festival.  The most … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Richard Ladkani of “Sea of Shadows”

I saw director Richard Ladkani’s gripping investigative documentary Sea of Shadows at the 2019 AFI DOCS, and though I couldn’t interview him there, I was just recently able to talk to him on the phone (Film Festival Today founder Jeremy Taylor … Continue reading

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AFI DOCS 2019: Interview with Director Avi Belkin of “Mike Wallace Is Here”

On Sunday, June 23, at the 2019 AFI DOCS, I interviewed director Avi Belkin (Winding) to discuss his new documentary Mike Wallace Is Here. The film offers a comprehensive portrait of the life and work of the great, titular television … Continue reading

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