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A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
"A sweet and illuminating journey into cult cinema history..."
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
"Strange, passionate [and] intensely creative!"
- Tom Huddleston, TimeOut London
Winner - Best Documentary - Long Island Film Festival
"A campaign for mayor that takes unexpected, and heartbreaking, twists and turns."
- Josh Benson, The New York Times
"Wonderful! ...an earnest portrait of the way that politics changes people."
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
"This film will make you laugh, it will make you cryâ?¦it will make you feel."
- C Dempsey, Cinephelia.com
"Ms. Silver's ability to...catch those moments between innocence and knowing, childhood and adulthood, unforgiving and forgiving, makes her someone to watch."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"...a nicely-honed sense of poignancy...Silver's sensitively written and directed scenario make Arcadia feel fresh..."
- Christopher Bourne, TwitchFilm.com
"An atmospheric, sun-soaked road trip!"
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival
"The simple sweetness of this heartfelt effort arrives as both endearing and culturally provocative."
- Toddy Burton, The Austin Chronicle
"A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast!"
- Mary Glucksman, Filmmaker Magazine
"ARRANGED is a must-see in this globalized world!"
- Alex Navissi, The Daily Texan
AUGUST THE FIRST
Winner - Best Feature Film - San Francisco Black Film Festival
"A smart and engaging debut!"
"Emotional fireworks that ring true!"
"A sharply observed, ultimately heartbreaking story...a fine achievement!"
- Stan Hall, The Oregonian
HELENA FROM THE WEDDING
"Beautifully modulated! Full of both the ache and the joy of real life."
- Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter
"Funny as hell! Helena From The Wedding boasts a strong ensemble cast...piercing humor...[and] a bittersweet sting that brings a smile to our faces and a lump in our throats."
- Cullen Gallagher, Hammer to Nail
"The acting performances are all perfect...It is a brutally realistic depiction of the trials and tribulations of 30-something couples and their friendships."
- Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit
Winner - Best Ensemble Jury Award - LA Film Festival
"First-time writer-director Adam Reid has a lightly endearing touch!"
- Kyle Smith, The New York Post
"A small beauty of a film!"
- Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
IMBER'S LEFT HAND
"This beautiful film...takes the wind out of you."
- The Boston Globe
"A masterpiece...the eulogizing of the creative force and artistic life of one of America's leading painters- in his own vibrant voice."
- Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram
"It's heartbreaking watching Imber's condition deteriorate but he finds so much joy in his creations, particularly a series of more than 100 portraits of friends and family. To the credit of director Richard Kane, the movie remains clear-eyed about both Imber and his courageous wife, painter Jill Hoy, even as it celebrates Imber's determination to remain vital until his final days."
- Amy Longsdorf, Courier-Post
"A cleverly constructed hostage thriller cum morality play."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"A quietly effective thriller with a few clever narrative tricks up its sleeve."
- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN
"A deeply moving 87 minutes that leave you feeling touched, renewed and refreshed - kind of like a great sermon."
- Nathalie Hopkinson, The Washington Post
"A modest but affecting portrait...viewers [will] care deeply about these people."
- Scott Foundas, Variety
"Fantastic portrait of a band and its leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band."
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
"10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC."
"The members of Peelander-Z unmask themselves for revealing new doc MAD TIGER... For close to two decades fans have known the band with their personas held firmly in place, their colorful costumes seldom removed, but the opportunity to meet Peelander-Z has finally arrived, and the line between artist and person is blurring."
- Silvas Valentino, Village Voice
Winner - Best Emerging Filmmaker - Tribeca Film Festival
Winner - Competition Award - SXSW Film Festival
"Mr. Eason, using a hand-held camera and a largely new or nonprofessional cast, brilliantly captures the pulse of daily life in working-class, immigrant New York."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Storytelling at its very best!"
- Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
"Eason's warm regard for his gutter-mouthed characters and Franky G.'s boisterous debut performance make for an unusually impassioned indie."
- Mark Holcomb, The Village Voice