In presenting the Solzy Awards for Documentaries, this year has proven to be the toughest year ever. It’s so tough that I’m not issuing just one award as I’ve done in years past. As you can see from many of the below winners, Sundance truly kicked off the Year of the Documentary. While it tends to be the case every year, this year proved to be harder than most. I wish I could honor every film…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2018"
As the film continues to play on the festival circuit, On Her Shoulders is one of the best documentaries of the year. Having already earned a directing prize for Alexandria Bombach at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the film hits up SXSW as a festival favorite to tell Nadia Murad’s story. Only 23 at the time, Nadia Murad, working with Yazda, gave a voice to the voiceless by testifying at the United Nations. Think about it. …"SXSW 2018: On Her Shoulders"
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"