Matt Riddlehoover spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last week about SXSW Film Festival selection My Darling Vivian. The film was set to hold its premiere during SXSW in March 2020. Unfortunately, the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus. In light of this, today kicks off the start of Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection. My Darling Vivian is one of seven feature films to be included among…"Matt Riddlehoover talks My Darling Vivian"
Writer-director Bridget Moloney spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about her short film, Blocks, which was selected to screen during SXSW. The short film is available through Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection from April 27-May 6, 2020. How thrilled were you when Blocks was selected to screen at SXSW? Bridget Moloney: I screamed when I saw the email. I was in a parking lot of Party City looking for…"SXSW 2020: Bridget Moloney talks Blocks"
Nicole Maines spoke over the phone with Solzy at the Movies about Bit, Supergirl, and quarantine life on Transgender Day of Visibility. When this interview took place at the end of March, Bit‘s status was still up in the air. Following the interview, I was able to confirm that Vertical Entertainment would indeed be releasing the queer feminist vampire film on April 24, 2020. Today is Transgender Day of Visibility. How are you celebrating it?…"Nicole Maines talks Bit, Supergirl, and the Quarantine"
Geraldine Viswanathan spoke to Solzy at the Movies on the red carpet prior to the world premiere of Bad Education in Toronto last year. How did working on Bad Education compare to Blockers? Geraldine Viswanathan: I would say pretty different. Blockers was my first American movie and that was more like an ensemble with the girls it was more of a comedy. I feel like this leans more into the dramatic side and this is…"Geraldine Viswanathan talks Bad Education"
Milena Govich and Laura Vandervoort spoke with Solzy at the Movies about newly released episodic short Unspeakable. The episodic short/proof-of-concept premiered during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Laura Vandervoort stars in the short, which was written by David Cornue and directed by Milena Govich. Unspeakable is an episodic short/proof-of-concept. How did you first come up with the idea? Milena Govich: The tale of the imposter has been around for a long time, but rarely do…"Milena Govich, Laura Vandervoort talk Unspeakable"
Comedy writer Alan Zweibel spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last week to discuss his newly released memoir, Laugh Lines. Laugh Lines is coming out on April 14, 2020. I read the book within a 24 hour period. When did you decide to write your memoir? Alan Zweibel: I was asked to maybe seven, eight years ago because I do speaking engagements all over the country—colleges, fundraisers, and corporate events. In the…"Alan Zweibel talks Laugh Lines"
Writer-director Neasa Hardiman and actress Hermione Corfield sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss Sea Fever following the world premiere in Toronto. Gunpowder & Sky will release Sea Fever on VOD on April 10, 2020. Sea Fever was originally planned to be released in theaters, too, but none of them are open. How honored are you to have Sea Fever hold its world premiere during TIFF? Neasa Hardiman: I would say the answer…"Neasa Hardiman, Hermione Corfield talk Sea Fever"
Rachel Skarsten and Paul Amos spoke with Solzy at the Movies yesterday morning about this weekend’s virtual fan convention, HOMECON. HOMECON is taking place this weekend. The publicist was just telling me that you came up with the idea 11 days ago. Paul Amos: Indeed we did. Rachel Skarsten: That’s about right. Paul Amos: It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since then. Rachel Skarsten: Yeah. Which one of you came up with the idea…"Rachel Skarsten, Paul Amos talk HOMECON"
Colin Donnell spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone this week about Almost Love, which Vertical Entertainment just released on VOD. Almost Love will be released on Digital/VOD on April 3, 2020. What was it that drew you to the film? Colin Donnell: Mike is actually an old friend of mine. When he told me about the film and the script, I was really excited for him. When he sent it to me…"Colin Donnell talks Almost Love"
Actor-director Jon Abrahams took some time this week to talk with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about the recently released Clover. Clover is a modern twist on the American crime film. Were there any films in particular that influenced the way the movie was shot? Jon Abrahams: Absolutely. Certainly Mikey and Nicky, which is an Elaine May-directed film with Peter Falk and John Cassavetes is a big inspiration as is John Cassavetes’ film,…"Jon Abrahams talks Clover"