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The English Surgeon

The English Surgeon EP060

A documentary film by Geoffrey Smith, The English Surgeon, winner of Best International Feature at Hot Docs, Toronto, follows Dr. Henry Marsh going to Kyiv, Ukraine for 15 years with suitcases full of slightly-used equipment that would ordinarily be thrown out after one use. Nick and Warren Cave wrote and performed the original score.
Man On Wire

Man On Wire- Artistic Crime of the Century EP058

The "Artistic Crime of the Century," in Man On Wire, a story revolving around Philippe Petit and his daring aerial walk on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in 1973.

Sophie Barthes on film Happiness EP064

What if "Happiness" was literally for sale? A Short film in an unusual setting: a condom factory where a disgruntled worker, played by renowned Polish-American actor Elzbieta Czyzewska, spends days testing the product for leaks.
Courtney, Melissa Leo

Lake Placid FF Melissa Leo and Frozen River EP054

Writer/director Courtney Hunt 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. 
Playing for Change

Playing For Change Peace Thru Music EP053

There are films that can leave you hanging or make you quietly introspective, but Playing For Change: Peace Through Music is a film that lingers in your musical soul.
Idiots and Angels

Bill Plympton Idiots&Angels EP052

Bill Plympton's World Premiere of an animation feature, Idiots & Angels, a dark comedy about a man battling for his soul.
Christina Kotlar

Christina Kotlar

writer | podcast producer

Merging the art of film marketing strategy with the film festival experience


Merging the Film Festival Experience Part I

Nothing can replace the shared experience with an audience.
Christina in Cannes

Cannes Short Film Market

Most filmmakers squander a golden opportunity in Cannes without a plan.
Courtney, Melissa Leo

Art of Festival Experience Part II

During film festivals, a perfect alignment of powerful connections is born under the stars.