Under G-d launches at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival as one of the most important documentaries that anyone will watch this year. This film is a very personal film. It’s a film that I’m going to be speaking about all year long. As a Jewish person in this country, it is not fun watching Christian nationalists forcing their beliefs on me. Everyone needs to watch Under G-d: activists, legislators, judges, Supreme Court Justices, Congress, the…"Under G-d – Sundance 2023"
Tag: Paula Eiselt
Paula Eiselt spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of the premiere of her new film, Under G-d, at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Eiselt returns to the festival a year after the premiere of Aftershock, which she co-directed with Tonya Lewis Lee. This time, the filmmaker is back with another personal film–a documentary short on the Jewish response to the Dobbs decision. Under G-d is screening with the Documentary Shorts Program and will premiere…"Paula Eiselt talks Under G-d – Sundance 2023"
Solzy at the Movies will be running on the ground during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and there’s no shortage of films to see. It’s hard to believe that I was flying to Park City for my first Sundance Film Festival on this date in 2018. It’s hard to believe that it has already been five years! Maybe it’s because March 2020 was a gazillion months long but it certainly doesn’t feel like five years.…"Sundance 2023: The Excitement Begins"
Paula Eiselt spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Aftershock, the new Hulu/Onyx Collective documentary about the maternal health crisis. Eiselt also tells SATM about her interest in filmmaking, making documentaries, and what challenges come with being a Shomer Shabbos filmmaker. For non-Jewish readers, one who is Shomer Shabbos doesn’t work on Shabbos (Friday evening through an hour past sunset on Saturday night) or the major Jewish holidays. Aftershock is a very different film from…"Paula Eiselt talks Aftershock, Filmmaking"
Aftershock is among the most heartbreaking documentaries that any audience will watch when the film is eventually released. The U.S. maternal health system is in a crisis. Perhaps you’ve heard of it and perhaps you did not. In any event, this documentary brings the crisis directly to you for the better part of almost 90 minutes. It’s unfortunate because the United States is among the most industrialized nations in the world. We should not have…"Aftershock – Sundance 2022"
Paula Eiselt’s documentary, 93Queen, takes us into the world of the all-female Chasidic emergency volunteers, Ezras Nashim. If you’re like me, you know a lot about the nuances of Orthodox Judaism and the sub-sects within it. If you’re not like me, you’re in for a treat. There’s a lot more to Orthodox Judaism than what you see in the movies. We don’t have horns and not everyone wears a black hat. Some Orthodox Jews work…"93Queen: Chasidic Women Get Empowered"