Today is Presidents’ Day and there is no better way than to celebrate some of our favorite presidents to have graced the big screen in film. There’s a few films that stand out to me and while some of these haven’t been reviewed on Solzy at the Movies, the day is coming! Dave (1993) I saw this film last year during a 25th anniversary screening in 35mm at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago. …"Presidents’ Day: Movies To Revisit"
Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 is without a doubt the most crucial documentary to be seen heading into the midterm elections. Moore starts off the film by taking us to Election Eve 2016. This was a different time in America. Everybody had all but assumed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be elected president the next day. The Donald Trump presidential campaign had a 15% chance of winning according to the polls. Laughable, right?…"TIFF 2018: Fahrenheit 11/9 is Crucial for Midterms"
American Chaos is a well-made cinéma-vérité road documentary as a filmmaker travels through Red States seeking to understand their feelings. Filmmaker James D. Stern travels around the country as he seeks to learn more in six months leading up to Election Day 2016. Why do Red State Americans maintain feelings against the Obama administration? The filmmaker travels to those areas of red states to find out why. The resulting film is one that shows that…"American Chaos: A Look at the 2016 Election"
Transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out in response to President Donald Trumps’ transgender military ban: “I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current…"Actress Laverne Cox speaks out on Transgender Military Ban"
Two United States senators have called on SXSW co-founder Roland Swenson to move the festival out of Texas in response to the passage of SB4. Senators Robert Menendez and Catherine Cortez Mastro sent their letter to Swenson yesterday. They bring up a valid point with Texas being the home to a large festival that combines film, music, technology, etc. The Senators write: Throughout its 31 years, SXSW has been a beacon of consistency, standing with…"SXSW not pulling out of Austin despite pressure from U.S. Senators"