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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. […]

The 6th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, taking place October 12 – 18, 2015 in the heart of New York City, will host an incredible lineup of over 300 films from 39 countries. In addition to film screenings throughout the […]

I was thrilled to be invited to be on two of the best panels at Comic-Con. Every year, movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives attendees the chance to talk back to the critics at “Your Opinion Sucks!” Each person is […]

One thing I look for every year at San Diego Comic-Con is new technology. One looked like silly fun — you can insert your smartphone into a re-designed Mattel Viewmaster that will turn your photos into 3D. Also fun, from […]