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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Tribeca 2018: Sam Johnson talks Earthy Encounters

Writer-director Sam Johnson spoke to Solzy at the Movies during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival about his new short film, Earthy Encounters. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Sam Johnson:  Hi Danielle, I’m great! Thanks so much for the interest in Earthy Encounters – Earthy Encounters has a sense of adventure that tonally matches up with Steven Spielberg’s classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.  Sam, how did you come up with the idea for…

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Tribeca 2018: Richard Raymond talks Souls of Totality

As the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival kicked off, director Richard Raymond spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the short film, Souls of Totality. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Richard Raymond:  Very well.  This is my first major film festival for any of my films.  I couldn’t be happier.  I’m so proud of the team and everyone’s effort to be here. It’s been great—really great. How much of a thrill…

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Tribeca 2018: Rachel Myers talks Wendy’s Shabbat

Wendy’s Shabbat filmmaker Rachel Myers chatted with Solzy at the Movies prior the film holding its New York premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Rachel Myers:  Fantastic.  It’s a sunny day here in Los Angeles so never complained here. How thrilled are you to be making the New York premiere of Wendy’s Shabbat at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival? Rachel Myers:  It took my breath…

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SXSW 2018: Mary Neely talks Pink Trailer

During the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, multi-hyphenate Mary Neely sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss the short film, Pink Trailer, in addition to filmmaking influences. How much of a thrill is it to premiere Pink Trailer at SXSW? Mary Neely:  It’s so amazing.  It’s so cool.  It’s actually our North American premiere.  We had the world premiere in Iceland at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.  That was really cool but I was…

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SXSW 2018: Gabe Silverman, Fiona Dawson talk TransMilitary

Directors Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss their new documentary, TransMilitary, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Fiona Dawson:  Thank you so much for all your cheerleading and support of TransMilitary. We’re so pleased that you like it. Congrats on your new film, TransMilitary, premiering at SXSW and taking home an Audience Award for the Documentary…

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