Back to the Drive-In explores the truth behind the Drive-In renaissance during the pandemic and their struggles to stay afloat. This is the sort of film where there are so many stories that April Wright features plenty more of them during the credits. It’s not a groundbreaking documentary but it’s a solid film as she continues capturing stories from theater owners and operators. In 2013, Wright released her first Drive-In documentary, Going Attractions: The Definitive…"Back to the Drive-In: The Renaissance"
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story takes us behind the scenes to give stunt performers their due in this action documentary. If you don’t pay attention to the credits, there’s a good chance you don’t know their names. It’s more than a good chance, honestly, because let’s face it–you’re already rushing out of the theater when the credits roll. Unless it’s Marvel or DC so that you can see the post-credits scene. But these are the…"Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story"
Documentary filmmaker April Wright spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of a limited run of Going Attractions screenings in Chicago. Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace is coming back to Chicago after playing a night at the Music Box Theatre in November. What led you to make the documentary? April Wright: My first documentary was about drive-in movies so this one is a natural follow up, looking at the history of…"April Wright talks Going Attractions"
Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace is a stark reminder of what we lose in the ever-changing cinema landscape. There are a number of historic movie palace theaters featured in the documentary. Sadly, there are movie palaces no longer with us. In some instances, they’ve been demolished to rubble. In other instances, only the facade survived after preservationists spoke out. Make no mistake that the business of going to the movies have…"Going Attractions: An Important Film Documentary"