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"
Directors Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss their new documentary, TransMilitary, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thanks for joining us today. How are things treating you? Fiona Dawson: Thank you so much for all your cheerleading and support of TransMilitary. We’re so pleased that you like it. Congrats on your new film, TransMilitary, premiering at SXSW and taking home an Audience Award for the Documentary…"SXSW 2018: Gabe Silverman, Fiona Dawson talk TransMilitary"
TransMilitary is the most important documentary that anyone will view during the 2018 calendar year. In a perfect world, there would not be any controversy with regards to transgender people serving in the United States Military. Being transgender isn’t something that should take away from someone having the ability to serve in combat. The road to lifting the transgender military ban was a long one. It’s one in which SPARTA, the LGBTQ Military Organization, played…"SXSW 2018: TransMilitary – 2018’s Most Important Documentary"
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"