by Meredith Brody Chef (2014) seems to have been designed with EatDrinkFilms and me in mind: a heartfelt movie about a Los Angeles restaurant chef whose over-the-top response to a blogger’s bad review is captured on video, and whose dissemination on social media precipitates both his firing and a midlife crisis that leads him back to […]
by Meredith Brody Releasing a movie is always a hectic business, but especially so when you’re the producer-directors of an independently produced documentary and are willing to travel with your film. I managed to sit down for dinner with Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller in San Francisco on a Monday night between two trips to […]
Anticipating the SFSFF’s Day of Silents Makes My Endorphins Rise by Meredith Brody (December 1, 2022) I keep my TV tuned (do we say tuned, nowadays?) to TCM. It’s what greets me when I snap on the TV (do we say snap on, nowadays), and has resulted in me being surprised that The Apartment or […]
My Romance with Toronto, Still the Festival of Festivals for Me By Meredith Brody Well, it really wasn’t my first film festival. I’d had flirtations with other, smaller festivals, but they were almost all fairly local. And my attendance at them was patchy, not obsessive. My first deep-dish, long-distance festival relationship was in Toronto.
Regrets, I Have a Few By Meredith Brody When I was picking up my press pass in Toronto, I ran into the ebullient, ubiquitous Col Needham, the founder of the essential Internet Movie Database, and a tireless festival-goer. He was the first familiar Festival face I’d seen – at the first film festival outside of […]
By Meredith Brody (November 5, 2022) I’ve been a film buff ever since I first saw a re-issue of Cinderella at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland when I was just a tot. I wasn’t able to fully exercise my film buff inclinations for the next decade or so, as I was dependent on my […]