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AFI Docs is the best documentary festival in the US, and the schedule for 2016 is filled with outstanding selections. I am most excited for the films about television icon Norman Lear, and the always-fascinating Werner Herzog’s new film about […]

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“Our purpose is to showcase cinematic gems that empower those who see them to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives.” The Illuminate Film Festival is not about celebrity spotting, red carpets, or big-money deals. It is unique — a film […]

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Travis Hopson of WETA Around Town, Jason Fraley of WTOP Radio, and I will join celebrated television movie critic Arch Campbell in a panel discussion about the world of movies, both on and off the screen. With Netflix and Amazon […]

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Well, really, the entire Ebertfest film festival is a highlight. It truly is unlike any other film festival because it creates such a sense of community, in part because people come back year after year and in part because there […]

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, now known as Ebertfest, officially begins today, but last night hosted a screening of the delightful “Everybody Wants Some!!” Here’s the Q&A that followed, led off by Chaz Ebert. I’ll be there tomorrow! I’m looking forward […]

The 8th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off today in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo will be in attendance to introduce the festival and opening night film MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW. The ReelAbilities Film […]

Ilya Tovbis is director of the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival, which will take place from February 24-March 6, 2016. In an interview, he talked about what it means to be a “Jewish movie.” “It’s on one hand easy and […]

I am so honored to appear in this video from last spring’s Roger Ebert Film Festival. Many thanks to Luke Boyce and his awesome team of filmmakers and of course to Chaz Ebert, Nate Kohn, Mary Susan Britt, and all […]

The 20th annual International Family Film Festival opens tomorrow in Hollywood with a great schedule of films and activities. They will bestow their “Friz” award on a Disney animation legend, Floyd Norman. There are panels for filmmakers on financing, producing, […]

I couldn’t be there this year, so I especially enjoyed this look at the costumes from New York Comic-Con 2015 posted by Aggressive Comix. I especially liked the Iron Man and Captain America who could not pick up Thor’s hammer. […]