“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Interview with Morgan Neville

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I feel like there is no one out there speaking to the value of civility. Fred Rogers is that person. At a time when those basic ideas of the social compact of how we’re supposed to live together feel threatened, Fred is a vehicle to have this conversation around remembering that those underpinnings of civility and kindness are the things that will keep our society from falling apart.”
– Morgan Neville

“I feel like there is no one out there speaking to the value of civility. Fred Rogers is that person. At a time when those basic ideas of the social compact of how we’re supposed to live together feel threatened, Fred is a vehicle to have this conversation around remembering that those underpinnings of civility and kindness are the things that will keep our society from falling apart.”
– Morgan Neville

“The Rider” – Interview with Brady Jandreau

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

“It’s not a movie about an event. It’s a movie about people. That’s what it is.”
– Brady Jandreau

“It’s not a movie about an event. It’s a movie about people. That’s what it is.”
– Brady Jandreau

“American Animals” – Interview with Bart Layton

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 8th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“It was a secret that they had that made them different from everyone else. I don’t think they thought that they were going to go through with it. They just were enjoying the role play and then it went way too far.”
– Bart Layton

“It was a secret that they had that made them different from everyone else. I don’t think they thought that they were going to go through with it. They just were enjoying the role play and then it went way too far.”
– Bart Layton

“Disobedience” – Interview with Sebastián Lelio

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 25th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“There’s something beautiful behind the idea of disobedience, especially in current times. Sometimes disobedience is duty, otherwise we would still be in the Middle Ages.”
– Sebastián Lelio

“There’s something beautiful behind the idea of disobedience, especially in current times. Sometimes disobedience is duty, otherwise we would still be in the Middle Ages.”
– Sebastián Lelio

“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

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