Film Festival reViews

Film Festival reViews

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A Cine Qua Non Moment Episode 104
October 11, 2019

One of the many life's surprises that comes from attending film festivals is connecting with people who contribute to the continuing advancement of the arts and in this case great storytelling. A visit from Jesus Pimentel-Melo,

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Get Back To It Episode 103
May 14, 2019

My Tribeca Film Festival Adventure Part One (probably 16th annual) started on Friday taking a two hour train from Port Jervis, New York to Hoboken. There, I was able to afford a place to stay hopping over to Manhattan via the PATH train. My goal,

Tribeca Film Festival 2018 FilmFestivViews Episode 102
May 19, 2018

Coming back to the Tribeca Film Festival every year is Home. My backyard from New Jersey and access to some of the most interesting, spine tingling and controversial work programmed for eleven days. As always,

End-of-Year Strong Women Roles FilmFestivViews Episode 101
December 31, 2017

Twelve years ago New Year's Eve, I put out my first podcast program, Film Festival reViews, a tryst for indie film lovers around the film festival circuit worldwide. Since then, End-of-Year shows highlight the films, festivals,

Here’s Looking Into Bette Davis’ Eyes FilmFestivViews Episode 100
December 11, 2017

Wanting more about movie icon, Bette Davis, Christina Kotlar and Yuri Turchyn, co hosts for Film Festival reViews 100th show, went on a 1930s/40s cinema-watching Bette Davis movies binge after witnessing Jessica Sherr’s one-woman show,

Hedy Lamarr Bombshell @Tribeca Film Fest Episode099
May 07, 2017

While most films we've seen at Tribeca Film Festival depended upon programmer scheduling to fit with our own, there were several that fit perfectly with the women in film line up that I focus on. Yuri Turchyn found the most appropo music for this episo...

Punk Rock Music in Film@Tribeca FilmFestivViews Episode 098
April 25, 2017

Friday Night Opening Weekend at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 was a one of a kind cinematic experience under Special Screenings The Public Image is Rotten combining performance and after the film screening conversation with John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten,

March is Women in Film History Month FilmFestivViews Episode097
March 14, 2017

Women in Film History Month with Barbara Moss, founder of Women's Film Preservation Fund, along with the amazing, committed women on this WFPF committee and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWiFT) as well as their partners –staunch and steadfast –...

Strad Style a Winner@Slamdance 2017 FilmFestivViews Episode096
February 19, 2017

Strad Style, winner of 2017 Slamdance Documentary Feature and Audience Award literally knocked us off our feet. Yuri's choice of music introduction for our Strad Style experience is perfectly suited as it continues to inspire him,

A Look at Woodstock Film Fest’s Fistful of Movies + Music
October 29, 2016

Woodstock Film Festival 2016 Movies & Music on a recent perfect fall weekend in the Catskills. Check out Christina Kotlar and Yuri Turchyn absorbed in the art of conversation sorting through a carefully chosen weekend schedule of award winning films pi...