Category: Film

Interview of Erik Ljung, Director, THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP @ The Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Update June 6: The City of Milwaukee reached a $2.3 million settlement with the family of Dontre Hamilton, which will go to his only living son once he becomes an adult. In a press conference following the announcement, Maria Hamilton…

Tribeca Film Festival Media Credential Notification for WORD Senior Editors Kadia Goba, James Kelly

Edited for style by Gregg Morris To: Senior Editor Kadia Goba, Senior Editor James Kelly Dear Kadia, James, Thank you for your interest in covering and participating in the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. We are pleased to…

MY NAME IS EMILY Film Review

By Avid Maldonado, February 13, 2017 The eponymous MY NAME IS EMILY opens up with Emily in a bathtub, saying, “Life happens quickly” and that people hope that once they wake up (assuming that they will) they can resolve their…

VINCE GIORDANO – THERE’S A FUTURE IN THE PAST

By Gregg Morris Directed by award winning filmmakers Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards, and starring vintage jazz big band leader Vince Giordano, this filmic beaut swings, hitting gorgeous high notes for all of its 90 minutes. It opens this Friday,…

GKIDS Takes North American Rights of THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS

From 42West.Net Press Release Edited by Gregg Morris, May 18, 2016 THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS is written and directed by Sébastien Laudenbach, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale and produced by Les Films Sauvages. In hard times, a miller sells…

Human Rights Watch Festival Schedule

Edited by Gregg Morris PROGRAM DETAILS [May 11 update]  Link to first story Opening Night Film & Reception Friday, June 10, 6:30 pm – Film Society of Lincoln Center HOOLIGAN SPARROW (New York premiere screening + panel discussion) Nanfu Wang—2016—83m—doc—In English and…

Epic Pictures Group Acquires Sci-Fi Somnus for Cannes

Edited by Gregg Morris gmorris@hunter.cuny.edu Film production, financing and distribution studio Epic Pictures Group has acquired the worldwide sales and distribution rights to the sci-fi thriller SOMNUS, written by Russell Owen and Chris Reading who also directs. Reading’s directorial debut,…

Boom Bust Boom – A Tatiana Villamil PhotoJournalistic Film Review

By Tatiana Villamil Prologue After meeting with Theo Kocken, an economics professor and entrepreneur, Terry Jones decided to co-write and co-direct BOOM BUST BOOM along with son, Bill Jones, and Ben Timlett. BOOM BUST BOOM opened Theatrically March 11 in…