Sundance 2019: Stefanie Abel Horowitz talks sometimes, i think about dying

Stefanie Abel Horowitz spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her short film, sometimes, i think about dying, holding its world premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  The short held its world premiere this evening. Congrats on the world premiere of sometimes, i think about dying during Sundance! How excited are you to bring your short film to the mountain? Stefanie Abel Horowitz:  Out of my mind excited. It’s the most exciting thing to…

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Sundance 2019: Jessy Hodges, Anna Greenfield talk Sundowners

Jessy Hodges and Anna Greenfield spoke with Solzy at the Movies prior to the world premiere of Sundowners during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Congrats on Sundowners being selected for Sundance.  How thrilled are you for the opportunity? Jessy Hodges:  Just like completely beyond.  We never even thought that there was a possibility to the extent that we were we were really hardly even paying attention to things beginning to be accepted. I think we…

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Sundance 2019: Jim Gaffigan talks Sundance Trio

Jim Gaffigan spoke with Solzy at the Movies this week about three films appearing during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Them That Follow, Light from Light, and Troop Zero. When we last spoke, You Can Choose Your Family had just premiered at SXSW.  This year, you appear in a trio of films during Sundance.  How thrilled are you for the opportunity? Jim Gaffigan:  It’s amazing. It’s amazing that I’ve also been kicking around long enough.…

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Sundance 2019: Mary Evangelista talks Fran This Summer

Writer-director Mary Evangelista spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her short film, Fran This Summer, screening during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Congrats on the Sundance selection of your short film, Fran This Summer. Mary Evangelista:  Thank you so much. What does it mean to be able to screen this film during Sundance? Mary Evangelista:  This film has gone on to play in so many great festivals already that this feels like the pinnacle…

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Sundance 2019: A.M. Lukas Talks One Cambodian Family, Refinery29

Writer-director A.M. Lukas joined Solzy at the Movies to discuss her short film, One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure, screening during Sundance. Congrats on One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure getting selected for Sundance.  How thrilled are you to screen the film at Sundance? A.M. Lukas:  I’m beyond thrilled to screen the film at Sundance.  I’ve been rejected by Sundance many times. This is much better than that was. While this film is…

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Sundance 2019: Carlen May-Mann talks The Rat

Writer-director Carlen May-Mann spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of her new short film, The Rat, premiering during the Sundance Film Festival. Congrats on the world premiere of The Rat during Sundance!  How excited are you to bring your short film to the mountain? Carlen May-Mann:  I’m beyond excited to be bringing THE RAT to Sundance! I think I’ve finally stopped waking up every morning convinced that it was all a dream — it…

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Marco Beltrami talks scoring A Quiet Place

Film composer Marco Beltrami took some time yesterday evening to talk to Solzy at the Movies about his shortlisted score for A Quiet Place.  Oscar nomination voting comes to an end on January 14, 2019.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce Oscar nominations on January 22, 2019. Congrats on A Quiet Place making it into the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Score. Marco Beltrami:  Oh, thank you.  Thank you so much.…

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Kendall Goldberg talks When Jeff Tried To Save The World

Writer-director Kendall Goldberg joined Solzy at the Movies in an interview to discuss her recently released film, When Jeff Tried To Save The World. Congrats on the release of When Jeff Tried To Save The World.  How did it feel to be able to bring this film home to Chicago just before the film is available for audiences everywhere? Kendall Goldberg:  Thank you!  It was an incredible feeling, but also slightly difficult to put into…

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Josh Hopkins talks Mail Order Monster

Actor Josh Hopkins spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the family drama, Mail Order Monster, and the Kentucky Wildcats. You play Roy Pepper in Mail Order Monster.  What was it about this character that appealed to you in reading Paulina Lagudi and Marc Prey’s script? Josh Hopkins:  He’s a good hearted guy in a difficult situation. There are a lot of emotions competing  for his attention. He’s still dealing with a lot of family…

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Jason Reitman talks The Front Runner

Writer-director Jason Reitman spoke with members of the Chicago press during the press tour for his new film, The Front Runner.  I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated director in a 20-minute roundtable interview with four other Chicago area film journalists.  While Hugh Jackman and the Gary Hart story were discussed, what follows are the two questions that I asked of the Juno and Up in the Air director. Congrats on the…

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