Filmmaker Sophie Kargman’s Susie Searches is an expansion of her 2020 short film and the comic thriller is a solid feature debut. I love a good thriller but there’s something about Susie Searches that makes it stand apart from other films. At first glance, this looks like a regular ol’ whodunit. But as we dive in and learn more, it becomes something completely different. You see, most films, let alone TV series, would not do…"Susie Searches – Toronto 2022"
Tag: Rachel Sennott
A group of rich 20-somethings gather together in a remote mansion for a hurricane party in the new film, Bodies Bodies Bodies. I don’t know who in the right mind would plan a hurricane party but okay. In any event, they decide to play a party game and as you can probably guess, anything that can go wrong will go wrong. It’s just the name of the game. It’s a horror comedy with plenty of…"Bodies Bodies Bodies Throws A Hurricane Party"
The cast and crew behind Tahara discussed the film with Solzy at the Movies one day after the film’s premiere at Slamdance. Director Olivia Peace, screenwriter Jess Zeidman, and stars Rachel Sennott and Madeline Grey DeFreece were on hand for the junket at the Treasure Mountain Inn. The world changed so much in the month and a half that followed the Tahara premiere. It feels like this interview is very much a time capsule of…"Tahara: Cast, Crew Talk Film at Slamdance 2020"
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"
Tahara focuses on pair of young Jewish women who are grieving the loss of their Hebrew school classmate following a suicide. Carrie Lowstein (Madeline Grey DeFreece) and Hannah Rosen (Rachel Sennott) are best friends. When we first meet them in Tahara, they are Hebrew school classmate Samantha Goldstein’s funeral. Following this, they attend a session run by Moreh Klein (Bernadette Quigley) allowing for them to learn the Judaic teachings on grief. It’s a film that…"Slamdance 2020: Tahara"
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