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"
Rather than wait a few more days until the month of December, The Solzy Awards for Documentaries are being honored this month for 2019. Earlier this month, I voted in my first-ever Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Some of these awards do match how I voted during the CCDA. However, there were some instances in which my preferred documentary was not a nominee earlier this month. In other instances, some of my categories were not a…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2019"
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"