FilmFestivViews after Sundance with Melissa Leo in Frozen River

A conversation with Melissa Leo in her element at the foothills of the Catskills where mystical energies make things happen. A little over a week ago when  writer/director Courtney Hunt who wrote the short, then the feature Frozen River, then Melissa Leo and Misty Upham brought the narrative home, winning the  Sundance  Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Competition.  A Sony Pictures Classics release.

FilmFestivViews Toronto Docs Thom Powers Manufactured Landscapes Episode 049

Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer for Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), co hosted with me NYWiFT’s panel – A Case Study on the Making of a Feature Documentary discussing Manufactured Landscapes, Jennifer Baichwal’s portrayal of renowned  photographer, Edward Burtynsky as he composed his large format photos that combine global social issues within an epic sweep.