“The Farewell” – Interview with Lulu Wang

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 20th, 2019 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I think so many people going into the movie might feel one way, and feel very strongly that way. By the end of the movie, it’s not that I hope the movie changes their mind, but I hope that it at least puts a question mark there. That they’re saying, maybe I don’t know everything, and maybe that’s not the point.”
– Lulu Wang

“I think so many people going into the movie might feel one way, and feel very strongly that way. By the end of the movie, it’s not that I hope the movie changes their mind, but I hope that it at least puts a question mark there. That they’re saying, maybe I don’t know everything, and maybe that’s not the point.”
– Lulu Wang

“The Art of Self-Defense” – Interview with Riley Stearns

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2019 - Film Festivals Interviews

“It’s all a cross-section of my brain. It’s like martial arts, comedy, drama, metal; everything that you want in a movie. It’s all personal experience stuff for me. It’s very, very, very loosely based on feelings and experiences and passions of mine. The fact that people have been responding to it the way that they have is somewhat surprising.”
– Riley Stearns

“It’s all a cross-section of my brain. It’s like martial arts, comedy, drama, metal; everything that you want in a movie. It’s all personal experience stuff for me. It’s very, very, very loosely based on feelings and experiences and passions of mine. The fact that people have been responding to it the way that they have is somewhat surprising.”
– Riley Stearns

“Arctic” – Interview with Mads Mikkelsen

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 16th, 2019 - Interviews

“We wanted it to be simply, how would it be to be all alone at the Arctic surviving? And then later on, how would it be becoming alive again? There’s a big difference between surviving and being alive.”
– Mads Mikkelsen

“We wanted it to be simply, how would it be to be all alone at the Arctic surviving? And then later on, how would it be becoming alive again? There’s a big difference between surviving and being alive.”
– Mads Mikkelsen

“Mary Queen of Scots” – Interview with Josie Rourke

by Sara Michelle Fetters - January 11th, 2019 - Interviews

“If we are unsatisfied with what is happening now, one of the things we need to do is remind ourselves what happened then and to my mind particularly look back at the lives of women in politics and how they are portrayed and presented and often undermined. We need to look back and say these heinous actions and policies actually had their roots in this period.”
– Josie Rourke

“If we are unsatisfied with what is happening now, one of the things we need to do is remind ourselves what happened then and to my mind particularly look back at the lives of women in politics and how they are portrayed and presented and often undermined. We need to look back and say these heinous actions and policies actually had their roots in this period.”
– Josie Rourke

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” – Interview with Kira Lehtomaki

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 22nd, 2018 - Interviews

“In animation, we often film references of ourselves or act it out ourselves. When we’re doing these things, we’re thinking of our own life experiences. There’s so much of us in this movie. Hopefully you don’t see us, but it resonates because it’s real.”
– Kira Lehtomaki

“In animation, we often film references of ourselves or act it out ourselves. When we’re doing these things, we’re thinking of our own life experiences. There’s so much of us in this movie. Hopefully you don’t see us, but it resonates because it’s real.”
– Kira Lehtomaki

“Instant Family” – Interview with Sean Anders

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 18th, 2018 - Interviews

“When we saw the way the very first audience was reacting to the movie, both with the laughter and the emotions, it was one of the greatest thrills of my life. I felt we made a movie that no one else could’ve made.”
– Sean Anders

“When we saw the way the very first audience was reacting to the movie, both with the laughter and the emotions, it was one of the greatest thrills of my life. I felt we made a movie that no one else could’ve made.”
– Sean Anders

“What They Had” – Interview with Elizabeth Chomko

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 3rd, 2018 - Interviews

“You get to that place of grief where you just want to climb out of it, that physiological response of there’s got to be a workaround to get over it. You feel like there’s got to be a shortcut. I’m the eldest grandchild. There had to be a way for me to tell their [my grandparents’] story and help everyone heal.”
– Elizabeth Chomko

“You get to that place of grief where you just want to climb out of it, that physiological response of there’s got to be a workaround to get over it. You feel like there’s got to be a shortcut. I’m the eldest grandchild. There had to be a way for me to tell their [my grandparents’] story and help everyone heal.”
– Elizabeth Chomko

“Colette” – Interview with Wash Westmoreland

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 3rd, 2018 - Interviews

“[Colette] wasn’t about what society thought you were, she was about who she felt, who she knew, she was. She declared her voice loud and proud, and that’s why I think she’s an inspiration for today.”
– Wash Westmoreland

“[Colette] wasn’t about what society thought you were, she was about who she felt, who she knew, she was. She declared her voice loud and proud, and that’s why I think she’s an inspiration for today.”
– Wash Westmoreland

“Love, Gilda” – Interview with Lisa D’Apolito

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 24th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I think Gilda brings back memories for people of where they were and what they wanted from life. It brings back a youth. People who know Gilda, love Gilda.”
– Lisa D’Apolito

“I think Gilda brings back memories for people of where they were and what they wanted from life. It brings back a youth. People who know Gilda, love Gilda.”
– Lisa D’Apolito

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