SXSW 2019: Janice Engel talks Raise Hell

Janice Engel sat down with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. While I was hoping to schedule this interview when the film premiered at Sundance, scheduling didn’t work out.  I spoke with Janice Engel on the Tuesday following the Texas premiere. What was it that drew you to tell Molly Ivins’ story? Janice Engel:  What drew me to Molly’s story…

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SXSW 2019: Talking Bluebird with the Filmmakers

Brian Loschiavo, Erika Wollam Nichols, and Jeff Molyneaux spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Bluebird during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. When Bluebird was announced for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, the title immediately grabbed my attention.  Unfortunately, the film would premiere after I returned to Chicago.  I decided to look into pre-premiere interview opportunities because I had a strong interest in covering the film.  One, I watched Nashville regularly before the series ended. …

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SXSW 2019: Talking The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

Director Thom Zimny and producers John Carter Cash, Ryan Suffern, and Frank Marshall spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. The interview took place on the Sunday that followed the world premiere of The Gift. SXSW is known for both film and music.  How thrilling is it to premiere the documentary at the festival? Frank Marshall:  It’s sort of meant to be. …

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SXSW 2019: Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas talk Olympic Dreams

Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Olympic Dreams one day after the romantic comedy premiered at SXSW. Unfortunately, actor-producer-writer Nick Kroll had an earlier flight and wasn’t available. How thrilling is it to premiere Olympic Dreams during SXSW? Alexi Pappas:  We’re honored and thrilled to premiere Olympic Dreams at SXSW because so many of our mentors and people we admire have told us about SXSW but we’ve never been. …

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SXSW 2019: Kelly O’Sullivan talks Saint Frances

One day following the world premiere at SXSW, writer-actress Kelly O’Sullivan spoke to Solzy at the Movies about the crowd-pleasing Saint Frances. Unfortunately, Saint Frances director Alex Thompson wasn’t able to make the interview because of complications with parking in Austin.  It was a thrill to attend the world premiere and be able to support Chicago filmmakers on the ground during the SXSW Film Festival. How did you come up with the idea for Saint…

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SXSW 2019: Flavio Alves, Carlie Guevara talk The Garden Left Behind

Director Flavio Alves and actress Carlie Guevara joined Solzy at the Movies to discuss The Garden Left Behind during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. This interview got a bit crazy.  Not in a bad way mind you but more so because a fire alarm went off while it was taking place.  This was definitely a first to say the least.  Anyway, we did the final minutes of this interview outside of the hotel.  I would…

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Aaron Kunkel, Lance Bass talk The Boy Band Con

During the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, director Aaron Kunkel and fomer N’SYNC singer Lance Bass spoke to Solzy at the Movies about The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story. How honored are you to premiere The Boy Band Con at SXSW? Lance Bass:  So honored.  I’ve always been obsessed with this festival.  I’ve never been able to come to it because I told myself I will never go to SXSW until I have a film…

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The Highwaymen doesn’t rise up

The Highwaymen tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde but from a different point of view as this film follows the detectives that brought them to justice. The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hooker takes us back to a different time when Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) are forced out of retirement.  The reason?  Having to chase down a pair of folks named Bonnie (Emily Brobst) and Clyde (Ed Bossert).  Hamer…

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SXSW 2019: Desi Lydic talks The Daily Show

Desi Lydic spoke with Solzy at the Movies during a press preview for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Interestingly enough, Desi Lydic and I both share the same hometown of Louisville, Ky.  As such, I naturally introduced myself to the comedian during SXSW with the name of the high school that I attended.  We may have gone to rival high schools but it’s okay since we both made…

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C2E2 2019: John Francis Daley talks Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley spoke with Solzy at the Movies while on the red carpet just before the special screening of Stuber during SXSW. Twenty years ago this September, Freaks and Geeks would make its premiere on NBC.  More than a few months later, the series would sadly come to an end.  The legacy of the Paul Feig-created series–executive produced by Judd Apatow–lives on to this day.  For more on that legacy,…

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