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Archive for May 6th, 2019

by Sam Juliano

I am honored beyond words to learn this week that a short film which features me as the central character and host of my annual Oscar party at the Tiger Hose Firehouse has been selected to screen in the prestigious BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music Film Festival in June. The short is titled BEST PICTURE, and is directed by the brilliant award-winning Jay Giampietro. I’m still dazed. Friends and film writers Adam Ferenz and John Grant are also featured in the film.  Having a cherished annual event permanently ensconced and shown on the big screen to a packed audience is a dream event and mid June will be a festive time in these parts.

This past week our great scholarly film essayist James Clark has published another brilliant piece, this time on Claire Denis’ The Intruder.  The superb film reviewer J.D. Lafrance also published an a terrific piece, on Monte Hellman’s 1971 Two Lane Backdrop.

Lucille and I completed eleven torrid days at the Tribeca Film Festival.  My latest reports here at on the seven days of this present week after the first report on the previous MMD.  They are as follows: (more…)

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