Cinema Down in Chapel Hill: Movies to Look Out For at Film Fest 919
You may not initially think of North Carolina as a hub for prestige cinema, but a festival is working hard to change that. Specifically, Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill (where I’ll be this week). This fourth installment of the fest has a diverse lineup of 2021’s most eclectic fare, ranging from major Oscar hopefuls […] More
NYFF Film Review: ‘Red Rocket’ is More Human Brilliance From Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch
I’m so delighted that storytellers like Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch exist. Truly, they’re cinematic savants, able to find brilliant tales set within society’s fringes. If there’s a person who no one else would think of making a film about, Baker and Bergoch are almost guaranteed to find the beauty and the heartbreak in their […] More
Film Fest 919 Lineup and Program Announced!
One of the more exciting and underrated film festivals out there is Film Fest 919 down in North Carolina. With the fourth edition of the fest getting set to launch next month, today brought the announcement of what’s playing in Chapel Hill. Alongside some huge films like King Richard and Spencer, there are honors planned […] More
A24 Acquires ‘Red Rocket’
A24 and Sean Baker are reuniting, as the studio has acquired North American distribution rights to his latest project, Red Rocket. FilmNation Entertainment owns the global rights for the film. Red Rocket will be Baker’s first film since 2017’s The Florida Project, which A24 also distributed, a collaboration that earned the film high praise and plenty of awards attention, including […] More
Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Have a New Project!
It’s hard enough to film at all during the pandemic, but to film a feature film secretly during a pandemic is a real achievement, one that apparently has been accomplished by writer/director Sean Baker. Variety reports that Baker has just finished shooting Red Rocket, a new film that he had been filming under wraps in Texas. A dark […] More