Only In Theaters isn’t just a love letter to cinema but a story about the Laemmle family and living the American Dream. Over the course of two and a half years, filmmaker Raphael Sbarge traces the family’s history all the way back to the 1930s. He was given complete access and full creative control in telling their story. While the final run time is about an hour and a half, the initial cut ran around…"Only In Theaters: The Laemmle Family and the American Dream"
Tag: Ava DuVernay
Selma takes us back to the heights of the Civil Rights movement by recreating the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. It’s been just over five years since the theatrical release and the film remains just as powerful. The biggest injustice is that the Academy only gave the film two nominations. That’s right. The film only earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song. While I admit to actively rooting for Birdman that…"Selma Remains Just As Powerful in 2020"
Aggie shows how far one art collector and philanthropist will go when it comes to criminal justice and having a dialogue on social action. Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life has been rather impressive. By serving as a longtime president of the Museum of Modern Art, Gund has an important name in the industry. And yet, she’s not afraid of using her name when it comes to important causes. As one should, of course. However, some of…"Sundance 2020: Aggie"
With a topic that could not be more timely with the gender parity among directors in Hollywood, Half the Picture is such an important film. Amy Adrion, who directs the film, is a first-time director. There’s a staggering statistic regarding female filmmakers in that 84% will become a one-time director. A lot of this is due to financing or lack thereof. It doesn’t have to be this way. Studios can and should get better when…"SXSW 2018: Half the Picture is Timely And Important"
Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is struggling in school. This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now. Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…"A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything"