A young woman tracks down her estranged father after a decade in Acidman and the two of them try to make first contact with aliens. Maggie (Dianna Agron) hasn’t seen her father, Lloyd (Thomas Haden Church), about a decade. Since this time, his habits have only grown worse as he is obsessed with making first contact. It’s certainly fitting that the classic John Williams theme to Close Encounters of the Third Kind makes an appearance.…"Acidman – Tribeca 2022"
Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut, As They Made Us, is a solid first feature film that draws upon her own life experiences in grief. Bialik uses her own experiences as the basis for writing this film. It’s a film that I’m sure many will resonate with because there are no shortage of families with such experiences. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more scripts from the Blossom and The Big Bang Theory star. In watching the film,…"As They Made Us: A Solid First Feature"
Dianna Agron spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut, As They Made Us, opening in theaters/VOD this week. The following interview took place in mid-March, hours before the Jewish holiday of Purim started. Amongst the subjects discussed is how Agron’s own Jewishness informed her approach to playing Abigail in the film and if she is considering directing a feature film. Written and directed by Bialik, the film stars Agron, Simon Helberg,…"Dianna Agron talks As They Made Us"
Mayim Bialik’s feature directorial debut, As They Made Us, now has a trailer ahead of its theatrical and VOD release in April. Bialak writes and directs the film, which she also wrote following the death of her father. The film stars Dianna Agron and Simon Helberg, with Candice Bergen, Dustin Hoffman, Justin Chu Cary, Charlie Weber, and Julian Gant. The film features an all-star cast while revealing wildly relatable family’s tumultuous and bittersweet, yet often…"As They Made Us: Trailer For Mayim Bialik Film"
Writer-director Emma Seligman‘s stupendous feature debut, Shiva Baby, expands on the 2018 short film in one of the most Jewish films to grace the screen. Shiva is a seven-day mourning period in the Jewish religion. This period traditionally starts following the burial. Mourners stay home during this period while family and friends come over to offer condolences. A minyan will usually gather in the afternoon and evening in order for mourners to recite Mourner’s Kaddish…"Outfest 2020: Shiva Baby"