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 […]
By Meredith Brody There are, of course, a number of ways to attack film festivals. (In fact, there are a number of ways to write that sentence. The verb could also be “approach.” Or “enjoy.” Or “parse.”) “I hope,” my editor said, “that you write about more small movies in your second piece on the […]
We have posted trailers for all the films discussed in Meredith Brody’s overview of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival playing October 4-14 in Marin County. The full schedule can be seen here.
By Meredith Brody I have a mantra that’s meant to soothe myself as I surf the roiling waves of the fall film festivals I’m lucky enough to attend: In Telluride, the bucolic, intimate, user-friendly festival held in a one-horse town, I repeat “If I miss it here, I’ll see it in Toronto.” In Toronto, a […]
By Gary Meyer I have attended dozens of film festivals from the biggies like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, SXSW and Sundance to more intimate gatherings of movies and their makers from Telluride high in the Colorado Mountains, Morelia in Mexico’s Michoacán to Devour! In tiny Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Most screen new movies with occasional restorations […]