Tuesday, December 12, 2006
NEXT WORKSHOP: JANUARY 17,2007
Join us in January as we kick-off 2007 with a rough cut work-in-progress screening of:
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
Today, film criticism is everywhere, whether composed for newspapers, debated on TV, written up for magazines, typed up for blogs and websites. Surprisingly, despite its ubiquity, film criticism has been unexplored as a subject for film. Until now. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (working title) is the first documentary to dramatize the rich, sociologically fascinating history of American film criticism.
Produced by Amy Geller (Co-producer on Murder at Harvard, and The War that Made America) written and directed by veteran film critic Gerald Peary, For the Love of Movies offers a unique insider’s view of the film critics’ profession with commentary from America’s best-regarded reviewers, including Roger Ebert (Ebert & Roeper), A.O. Scott (The New York Times), Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly), Andrew Sarris (The New York Observer), Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times), Elvis Mitchell (National Public Radio) and the late Pauline Kael (The New Yorker).
This film has been funded in part by the LEF Foundation and produced in association with the Filmmaker-In-Residence Lab, WGBH Boston.
Writer/Director: Gerald Peary
Producer: Amy Geller
Editors: Aleksander Lekic
We are delighted that producer Eric Stange will moderate the discussion following the film.
READ AN INTERVIEW WITH GERALD PEARY ON NEFILM.COM