Festivals

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 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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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: SEA OF SHADOWS

Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Wow. I’ve never started a film review off with a “wow,” but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one, because it was by far the best documentary that I saw at this past … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s 10 Documentaries to Watch from Sundance 2019

The Sundance Institute was founded in 1980 by actor Robert Redford in Park City, Utah, as a filmmaking laboratory to promote the art and craft of independent cinema. In 1985, the Institute took control of the U.S. Film Festival, later … Continue reading

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Photo Coverage

January 26th – February 2nd, 2019 – Park City, Utah – Film Festival Today is back in Park City for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Jay Berg’s 2018 Double Exposure (Investigative Film Festival) Coverage

The Double Exposure/Investigative Film Festival continues to grow.  What began in 2015 as a mere three day event screening just seven films has now blossomed into five days with fifteen presentations, including a shorts program for the first time.  (Last year … Continue reading

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