“RBG” – Interview with Julie Cohen and Betsy West

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

“Her story, it gives us as human beings something to aspire to. If people watched this film and had thoughts about how you deal with adversity, learn ways of how to be civil with friends or with colleagues that disagree with you, then I think we’d feel good about that. Justice Ginsburg’s example is a good one to aspire to.”
-Julie Cohen

“Her story, it gives us as human beings something to aspire to. If people watched this film and had thoughts about how you deal with adversity, learn ways of how to be civil with friends or with colleagues that disagree with you, then I think we’d feel good about that. Justice Ginsburg’s example is a good one to aspire to.”
-Julie Cohen

“Lean on Pete” – Interview with Andrew Haigh

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 13th, 2018 - Interviews

“I think the movie is about the importance of kindness, about having compassion for those that are having such difficult lives. I think that’s what I would like people to take away, the thought that maybe we could all be a little bit kinder to one another.”
– Andrew Haigh

“I think the movie is about the importance of kindness, about having compassion for those that are having such difficult lives. I think that’s what I would like people to take away, the thought that maybe we could all be a little bit kinder to one another.”
– Andrew Haigh

“Love, Simon” – Interview with Greg Berlanti, Nick Robinson & Alexandra Shipp

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2018 - Interviews

“If you mark part of your life by them, by these films, and they remind you of a pivotal moment in your life, then they become a part of your own biography. You carry them with you. I think that’s always my hope for something like this.”
– Greg Berlanti

“If you mark part of your life by them, by these films, and they remind you of a pivotal moment in your life, then they become a part of your own biography. You carry them with you. I think that’s always my hope for something like this.”
– Greg Berlanti

“Braven” – Interview with Lin Oeding

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 2nd, 2018 - Interviews

“I think it’s a fun ride. It’s a great action film and a solid family drama. I think that’s a great entertainment combination.”
– Lin Oeding

“I think it’s a fun ride. It’s a great action film and a solid family drama. I think that’s a great entertainment combination.”
– Lin Oeding

“The Shape of Water” – Interview with Richard Jenkins

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 8th, 2017 - Interviews

“Guillermo wrote it for today. Love is love. Don’t judge. The fact that people are seeing that, like you are, is really great.”
– Richard Jenkins

“Guillermo wrote it for today. Love is love. Don’t judge. The fact that people are seeing that, like you are, is really great.”
– Richard Jenkins

“The Florida Project” – Interview with Sean Baker

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 25th, 2017 - Interviews

“It’s really difficult to speak about it, but I just feel that the goal with these films, if there is a goal, it’s to really show the common thread amongst all of that. Hopefully that leads to empathy, because if you can empathize with a character, even if you can’t 100-percent put yourself in their shoes and walk in their shoes, that helps make the world a better place.”
– Sean Baker

“It’s really difficult to speak about it, but I just feel that the goal with these films, if there is a goal, it’s to really show the common thread amongst all of that. Hopefully that leads to empathy, because if you can empathize with a character, even if you can’t 100-percent put yourself in their shoes and walk in their shoes, that helps make the world a better place.”
– Sean Baker

“Patti Cake$” – Interview with Geremy Jasper

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 25th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I hope that [Patti Cake$] can change somebody’s mind about what actors, what movie stars, can look and feel like. Changes their mind about what a popular movie can be. I get really excited if it can change some minds like that.”
– Geremy Jasper

“I hope that [Patti Cake$] can change somebody’s mind about what actors, what movie stars, can look and feel like. Changes their mind about what a popular movie can be. I get really excited if it can change some minds like that.”
– Geremy Jasper

“Step” – Interview with Gari “Coach G” McIntyre

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 10th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I hope that people are talking about education and expanding education, putting more money and time into schools. I hope that mentors or coaches or people who never thought about being mentors or coaches are having conversation to get involved with someone, because if you reach only one person, there’s no telling how many lives may change or be impacted.”
– Gari “Coach G” McIntyre

“I hope that people are talking about education and expanding education, putting more money and time into schools. I hope that mentors or coaches or people who never thought about being mentors or coaches are having conversation to get involved with someone, because if you reach only one person, there’s no telling how many lives may change or be impacted.”
– Gari “Coach G” McIntyre

“Landline” – Interview with Gillian Robespierre, Abby Quinn and Jenny Slate

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 9th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“It always excites us to share a story that doesn’t feel super developed in our culture and in our narratives on our screen, I feel like it’s also really nice to tell stories about women and for women…I think that I like making art for us and not for them. I’m not trying to divide genders here, but I do feel like the stories that I gravitate towards are stories about women.”
– Gillian Robespierre

“It always excites us to share a story that doesn’t feel super developed in our culture and in our narratives on our screen, I feel like it’s also really nice to tell stories about women and for women…I think that I like making art for us and not for them. I’m not trying to divide genders here, but I do feel like the stories that I gravitate towards are stories about women.”
– Gillian Robespierre

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