Las Sandinistas gives voice to the women who broke barriers during the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. A lot of credit goes to director Jenny Murray for telling their stories. What she ultimately does is tell a story that hasn’t been told before. Dora Maria Téllez was a 22-year-old medical student when she helped pave the way for their first victory in a major city. It’s possible that these stories might very well be lost to history…"SXSW 2018: Las Sandinistas"
Filmmaker Jenny Murray joined Solzy at the Movies over the phone this weekend to discuss her new film, ¡Las Sandinistas!, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 12, 2018. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Jenny Murray: Things are going pretty good over here. I’m in Los Angeles and we’re having a nice day after a lot of rain. Where are you based? I am based…"SXSW 2018: Jenny Murray talks ¡Las Sandinistas!"
When the initial lineup for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival was released this week, there were a number of films and documentaries that drew my interest. Some of these were no-brainers like Blockers and The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. Blockers is the feature directorial debut of Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon. The premise is simple: three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. I’ve been…"SXSW 2018: A Few Films I Want To See"