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"
Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman were joined by activist Raymond Braun in discussing the YouTube documentary, State of Pride. Both Epstein and Friedman are coming off of an Oscar nomination for End Game. It was Friedman’s first Oscar nomination. Epstein previously won two Oscars for Best Documentary, Features in 1985 and 1990. State of Pride is currently available to watch on YouTube. How thrilling is it to premiere State of Pride at SXSW? Jeffrey…"State of Pride: Interview with Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, and Raymond Braun"
State of Pride takes a look at the LGBTQ movement and Pride celebrations as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising this summer. While Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman direct this film, it’s activist Raymond Braun who gets the stories on camera. Braun tells his own emotional story with regards to his coming out. But like anyone who has ever come out, you can’t help but feel empathy for his pain. In…"SXSW 2019: State of Pride"