TIFF 2018: Alison Snowden and David Fine talk Animal Behaviour

The Oscar-winning pair of Alison Snowden and David Fine took time to talk to Solzy at the Movies about their newest theatrical short film, Animal Behaviour. Congrats on Animal Behaviour being selected for TIFF!  How much of an honor is it to hold the North American premiere of the short film at the festival? David Fine:  Well, it’s a huge honour.  TIFF is one of the most prestigious film festivals and they don’t accept many animated shorts,…

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TIFF 2018: Michal Aviad talks Working Woman

Working Woman director Michal Aviad joined Solzy at the Movies to discuss the Israeli film ahead of the international premiere at TIFF. Congrats on Working Woman holding its International Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.  Films such as this one couldn’t be more relevant given everything in the news over the last year.  How much did the rise of the #MeToo movement help in getting the film completed? Michal Aviad:  #Metoo for me…

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Phil Donlon talks High & Outside

Phil Donlon spoke to Solzy at the Movies ahead of High & Outside: A Baseball Noir‘s limited run at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Congrats on the upcoming limited release of High & Outside: A Baseball Noir. Phil Donlon:  Thank you. While the baseball aspect is what drew me to cover the film in the first place, this film is more than just the sport alone.  I see it as a film about…

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Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian talk Searching

Searching director/co-writer Aneesh Chaganty and co-writer Sev Ohanian sat down with Solzy at the Movies a few months ago following a festival screening of the film.  The film is expanding this weekend from a limited to wide release, Searching took home the Audience Award for the NEXT program at Sundance.  Can you talk about what sort of thrill it was to take home this honor after premiering the film at the festival? Aneesh Chaganty:  Yeah,…

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Wizard World 2018: Christy Carlson Romano talks Disney, Bear with Us

Even Stevens and Kim Possible star Christy Carlson Romano took some time on Thursday night during Wizard World Chicago to talk with Solzy at the Movies.  Last year, the Disney alumnus starred in Bear with Us directed by William J.  Stribling and co-starring Collin Smith among others. I’m acquainted with William Stribling. Christy Carlson Romano:  I love Will!  That’s awesome.  How did you meet Will? I reviewed Bear with Us last year. Christy Carlson Romano: …

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Nick Scown talks Pretty Bad Actress

Nick Scown took some time to speak about his new film, Pretty Bad Actress, during a phone interview with Solzy at the Movies. Thanks for joining us and congrats on the film. Nick Scown:  Thank you. Thanks for speaking to me. You’re welcome.  What was the idea behind Pretty Bad Actress and what films did you look at for inspiration? Nick Scown:  I had the initial idea—I was watching Larry King doing an interview with…

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Kimberly Reed talks Dark Money

Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed took some time out of her schedule last week to discuss her thrilling political documentary, Dark Money, with Solzy at the Movies. Thanks for joining us and congrats on the release of Dark Money. Kimberly Reed:  Thank you. What was the reception like when the film premiered at Sundance? Kimberly Reed:  Sundance premieres are great because typically you have a lot of subjects from the film there.  We were fortunate to…

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Tommy Avallone talks The Bill Murray Stories

Tommy Avallone spoke to Solzy at the Movies ahead of the Cinepocalypse screening of The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man.  The film premiered at SXSW in March and will be holding the Midwest premiere on Saturday afternoon at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Tommy Avallone:  I’m doing good.  It’s 10 AM here.  I’m a little late starting my day but…

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Frameline 2018: Marc-Antoine Lemire, Pascale Drevillon talk Pre-Drink

Writer-director Marc-Antoine Lemire and actress Pascale Drevillon took the time this week to speak to Solzy at the Movies about the short film, Pre-Drink.  The film will screen on Friday during the 42nd San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival. Thanks for joining us and congrats on Pre-Drink being selected for Frameline. Marc-Antoine Lemire:  Thank you for having us! Pascale Drevillon:  Thank you, we’re very happy with the film’s success so far! Where did the idea for…

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Tribeca 2018: Aaron Lieber, Producers talk Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Following a screening of Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Solzy at the Movies spoke with director Aaron Lieber along with producers Penny Edmiston and Jane Kelly Kosek. Thanks for joining us.  How much of a thrill was it to premiere the film at Tribeca? Aaron Lieber:  Being here in Tribeca, I’ve never been in a festival and this is my first feature-length documentary.  So to be here in Tribeca, New York,…

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