Category: Film Fest News

Film Review: DAY RELEASE (FREIGANG)- A Palm Springs International Shortfest Nominee for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes

A hell of a story. Compelling. Picturesque, from the doe eyes of star Anna Suk playing with incredible finesse single mom Kathi (with a felony conviction) struggling to keep the nasty fates and cruel verities of life that have dogged her from being passed on to her wide-eyed son Patrick, played with aplomb by Patrick Schmidl.

Palm Springs International Shortfest

Palm Springs Shortfest – JOSIAH nominated for the Best U.S. Short; explores Hollywood’s unconscious stereotyping. DAY RELEASE, nominated for the Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes;story of a single incarcerated mother facing a grave deadline. THE LAST FERRY FROM GRASS ISLAND, nominated for the Best U.S. Short; story of a hunted former Triad.
By Gregg W. Morris

Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema 2020 Summer Lineup

FLC’s Virtual Cinema was launched in March in response to the pandemic and showcases a wide-ranging mix of new releases, recent festival favorites, and repertory titles that movie lovers can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their own homes. A portion of all Virtual Cinema rental revenues will support Film at Lincoln Center. Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead.
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 1 of 3

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi: “I always had this story [in mind], that I’d always thought was really good. And I didn’t have a script, but I just always thought to myself, if I write a story about these two people, who, growing up in the exact same way, but their lives have turned out very differently, what would that look like. If they’re meeting, where would they meet up? What’s the one thing that keeps them together? And it’s this chicken shop.”
By Gregg W. Morris.

Accredited for the 57th NY Film Festival

You are accredited to cover the upcoming 57th New York Film Festival. Screenings to begin September 16, and the P&I screening information and schedule will be sent out in early September. Your accreditation permits you to attend (solo) the advance Press & Industry screenings, as well as any scheduled press conferences.

Film at Lincoln Center
Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY

By Gregg W. Morris – About the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Starring Adam Driver as Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson as Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be LA-based ex-wife. Siding with Nicole is Nora Fanshaw played by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side is a “nice” character played Alan Alda and “not-so-nice” character played by Ray Liotta.

57th New York Film Festival
Opening Night: World Premier of Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN

The roster of rich talent behind and in front of the camera and at the core of THE IRISHMAN are four great artists: Joe Pesci as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino, Al Pacino as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert De Niro as their right-hand man, Frank Sheeran, each working in the closest harmony imaginable with the film’s incomparable creator, Martin Scorsese.THE IRISHMAN will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.