Academy Award Winner & FilmDayton Festival!

Hello Everyone! This is going to be a fun weekend for film lovers in Dayton.  In addition to a one-week-only engagement of this year's Academy Award winning film IN A BETTER WORLD, The FilmDayton Festival has something for everyone.  (Incidentally, I saw IN A BETTER WORLD in Toronto last year.  It's absolutely wonderful...don't miss it!)  I AM will stick around for another week. Synopsis for IN A BETTER WORLD: "Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are … [Read more...]

Tom Shadyac’s I AM Starts Today!

Hello Everyone. Opening this week is a film that was quietly released back in February.  No one asked me about it.  Then the press started to hit a few weeks ago - radio shows, afternoon talk shows (including Oprah)...and we started getting numerous calls and e-mails.  Tom Shadyac's I AM is a documentary that we hope will live up to the requests. In addition to opening I AM, we will hold onto OF GODS AND MEN and JANE EYRE for one more week. Synopsis for I AM:  "I AM, a probing exploration of our world, what's wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better, represents Tom Shadyac's … [Read more...]

Toronto – THE FILMS – Day #5 (+ An Old Friend)

After getting some needed tickets early this morning, I met up for lunch with a friend - Bill Taylor.  We met in line for TALK TO HER at TIFF in 2002, and we've stayed in touch all these years. He's a talented filmmaker, and we will screen one of his films - THE YOUNG PRIME MINISTER - at this year's LGBT Film Fest (it plays with I KILLED MY MOTHER on opening night - Friday, Sept. 24).  Do you already have tickets? In regards to screenings, I saw three films today. First off was Susanne Bier's IN A BETTER WORLD.  Bier is an incredible filmmaker.  The first film I saw by her was also at … [Read more...]