Posts By: John Rodzvilla

Liz Carmichael and the Dale auto.

The Woman in Charge of it All

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I need to come clean. I don’t drive. The last time I was behind the steering wheel was in 2016, the day of my driving test. Needless to say, I don’t know anything about cars. I don’t care to know anything about cars and yet I just spent four straight hours glued to my screen… Read more »

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Moves Ceremony

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards just announced that their awards show would be breaking the current award show trend of pushing back the ceremony date by pushing the date of the Spirit Awards up two days to April 22, 2021. The ceremony will be broadcast live on IFC at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. Nominees… Read more »

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Inaugural IF/Then x Hulu Short Documentary Lab Call

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Field of Vision‘s IF/Then Shorts initiative and Hulu Documentary Films have just announced a partnership that will offer $100,000 in grants and a year-log lab focused on development and distribution for short-documentary filmmakers based in North America. The IF/Then Shorts initiative was founded in 2017 as part of the Tribeca Film Institute and became part… Read more »

Photos of Black slaves in America and Jews in Nazi Germany

The New York Jewish Film Festival Jan. 13-26

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Sure, it was sorely disappointing not to view the 24 narrative dramas, documentaries and shorts up on the big screens at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. That’s where NYJFF, co-sponsored by The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center, shows its annual festivals. But the real loss for this viewer—an irreplaceable loss—came in not being… Read more »

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New Directors/New Films 2020 (Dec. 9-20)

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Do you remember the last movie you saw in a real theater, up on a big screen? Our memories grow more remote by the day. For this viewer it was a screening of the sumptuous 150-minute Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. Directed by Gu Xiaogang, Dwelling is a multi-generational family saga that slowly unscrolls as… Read more »

A pilgrim and a woman witha turkey on her head.

Thanksgiving Episodes to Feast on

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While many shows have put out all the stops for various holidays such as Halloween or Christmas, there are a few shows who have ventured into the land of the Thanksgiving episode or episodes. From classic laughs to slaying spirits, to fighting families and one’s sexual identity this list will give you all the feelings… Read more »

Black policewoman in car

DOC NYC Film Festival Nov. 11-19 – Critic’s Choices

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Consider for a moment what’s been recently showing in two very different movie-going Americas. On Oct. 30 The New York Times reported that the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, had just opened Liam Neeson in Honest Thief to 72 patrons. “It was the largest single-day attendance the independently owned five-screen theater… Read more »