SXSW 2019: Desi Lydic talks The Daily Show

Desi Lydic spoke with Solzy at the Movies during a press preview for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Interestingly enough, Desi Lydic and I both share the same hometown of Louisville, Ky.  As such, I naturally introduced myself to the comedian during SXSW with the name of the high school that I attended.  We may have gone to rival high schools but it’s okay since we both made…

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C2E2 2019: John Francis Daley talks Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley spoke with Solzy at the Movies while on the red carpet just before the special screening of Stuber during SXSW. Twenty years ago this September, Freaks and Geeks would make its premiere on NBC.  More than a few months later, the series would sadly come to an end.  The legacy of the Paul Feig-created series–executive produced by Judd Apatow–lives on to this day.  For more on that legacy,…

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SXSW 2019: Cast, crew talk Stuber

Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Tripper Clancy, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein spoke with Solzy at the Movies Prior to a special screening of Stuber during SXSW. The print that screened during SXSW was a work-in-progress print.  It will be screened for review closer to release in July.  I found myself sitting next to editor Jonathan Schwartz during the screening.  He’s the same editor who worked on The Spy Who Dumped Me for writer-director Susanna…

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SXSW 2019: Pej Vahdat talks The Day Shall Come

Pej Vahdat spoke on the red carpet with Solzy at the Movies shortly before the start of the world premiere of The Day Shall Come. Can you talk about your role in the movie? Pej Vahdat:  I play Nura. I’m an FBI informant. I can’t say too much because it will give it away.  I play an informant that it is basically after something from the FBI and they’re after something from me.  That’s much…

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SXSW 2019: Lauren Blumenfeld talks Stepdaddy

Lauren Blumenfeld took some time to speak with Solzy at the Movies about short film Stepdaddy during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Congrats on Stepdaddy being selected for SXSW!  How thrilled are you for the opportunity? Lauren Blumenfeld:  We are all so thrilled to be premiering Stepdaddy at SXSW! This is my first time in Austin and I’m so excited to be here. What was the genesis behind the project? Lauren Blumenfeld:  Stepdaddy is inspired…

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SXSW 2019: Tim Wilkime talks Milton

Writer-director Tim Wilkime spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new short film, Milton, screening during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Congrats on Milton being selected for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.  How thrilled are you for the opportunity? Tim Wilkime:  Thanks!  I’m very excited to be honoring the life of Milton at SXSW. How did you get the idea to make this film? Tim Wilkime:  The idea for Milton came from a personal…

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SXSW 2019: Elizabeth Sankey on Romantic Comedy

Romantic Comedy director Elizabeth Sankey spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of the film’s North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. Congrats on Romantic Comedy being selected for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival!  How thrilled are you for the opportunity to show the film in Austin? Elizabeth Sankey:  I am so thrilled! It’s a dream come true.  Never, ever thought it would actually happen. You grew up watching romantic comedies.  Do you have…

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Slamdance 2019: The Vast of Night Interview

Actors Jake Horowitz and Sierra McCormick joined producer Adam Dietrich in speaking with Solzy at the Movies about The Vast of Night at Slamdance. Unfortunately, director Andrew Patterson was not feeling well on the Sunday afternoon in which this interview took place.  As such, producer Adam Dietrich took his place four days after his wife gave birth to their new child. The Vast of Night was truly the gem of the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. …

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Sundance 2019: Cast, crew talk Top End Wedding

The cast and crew took some time to speak with Solzy at the Movies about Top End Wedding during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Director Wayne Blair, actress/co-writer Miranda Tapsell, actor Gwilym Lee, and co-writer Joshua Tyler were among those that I spoke with during the interview.  The interview took place on the Tuesday prior to the world premiere at the Eccles Theater.  It also took place less than a week after a story was…

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Tim Mason, Abby McEnany talk Work In Progress

Tim Mason and Abby McEnany took the time to speak about Work in Progress with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The duo are also a pair of improvisers from Chicago.  Naturally, it makes perfect sense to interview Chicago improvisers in Park City rather than just down the street.  But hey, at least I got to avoid the polar vortex that hit the city of Chicago!  This interview took place on…

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