Producer Hillary Pierce joined Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss the award-winning documentary, The River and The Wall. What was so important about making The River and The Wall? Hillary Pierce: We felt like it was really important to give a voice to the river and everyone that lives along it including the wildlife. In this national conversation, there’s just a lot of talk from a lot of people…"Hillary Pierce talks The River and The Wall"
The 2019 SXSW Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Long Shot Booksmart Good Boys The Garden Left Behind Saint Frances Olympic Dreams Pink Wall Villains Go Back to China The Day Shall Come Extra Ordinary I naturally gravitate towards comedies so it should come as no surprise that many of the films that found their way to the top…"The Best of SXSW 2019: Solzy Awards Edition"
The River and the Wall is going to be one of the most-talked about documentaries of 2019 because of its timeliness in the current political environment. Some filmmakers inject themselves into the story for one reason or another. In this case, Ben Masters happens to be a wildlife filmmaker. Masters is joined by NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg. Together, they make the journey down the 1200 mile trek of…"SXSW 2019: The River and the Wall"