Category: Film Fest News

Late, Late Breaking Cinematic News
2021 Bentonsville Film Festival Led by Academy Award® Winning Actress Geena Davis Launches August 2

An annual cinematic event and globally recognized platform that aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities’ voices in entertainment. The week-long Festival, presented by the Bentonville Film Foundation, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, is known for its dedication to championing marginalized and underrepresented voices in film with 65 percent of the competition titles directed by women, giving voice to directors who are  71 percent female, 75 percent BIPOC or AAPI and 33 percent LGBTQIA+.”
By Gregg W. Morris

Late Breaking News.
ReelAbilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The New York festival is the launching pad for an international program and its selections run satellite ReelAbilities festivals in over 20 cities worldwide.

THE ACCOUNTANT Film Review

This sagaciously witty production serves as a reminder of the creative ingenuity that can make a short film as aesthetically sumptuous as a regular feature. In the course of 35 minutes, an important message is expressed subtly but in depth and through exquisite acting and the Oscar-winning plot.
By Entertainment Editor Anakeiry Cruz

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