Monthly Archives: September 2022

Upcoming RELATIVE screenings in L.A., New York, Chicago and Michigan!

There are a bunch of exciting RELATIVE screenings across the U.S. in the next month. Please consider attending if you live in one of these regions (and/or please alert any friends/family you may have in any of these places by sending them links to where they can buy tix):

Bay City, Michigan: We’ll be screening at the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Both screenings will be followed by a live Q&A with me and actress Elizabeth Stam. Tickets here.

New York State: We’ll be screening (virtually) as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival from October 6 – 20. The film will be “geo-blocked” to New York state — meaning it will be available to stream to any residents of New York (not just Buffalonians). I’ve also recorded a special video interview with festival director John Fink to accompany this stream. Tickets here.

Los Angeles, CA: We’ll be screening at the American Cinematheque/Los Feliz 3 on Friday, October 14. Followed by a Q&A with me, actress/producer Clare Cooney, actor Cameron Scott Roberts and cinematographer Olivia Aquilina moderated by film critic Ryan Swen. Tickets are going fast for this one, which is impressive considering we are still almost four weeks away from the event. This screening will sell out so please urge all of your SoCal friends to buy tix in advance! Tickets here.

Chicago, IL: We’ll be screening at the New 400 in Rogers Park on Sunday, October 2 at 3pm. This will be followed by a live Q&A with me and cast members Wendy Robie, Keith D. Gallagher, Elizabeth Stam and Heather Chrisler + a walking tour over to the film’s central location on Newgard Ave. afterwards. This may be our final Chicago screening and it should sell out too! Tickets here.

Info about November/December screenings coming soon!


The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Le Boucher (Chabrol) – A+
2. Man with the Movie Camera (Vertov) – A+
3. Man with the Movie Camera (Vertov) – A+
4. The Berlin Art Society (Wesendonk) – B+
5. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy) – A+
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene) – A
7. Cleo From 5 to 7 (Varda) – A+
8. Lost Highway (Lynch) – A-
9. Our Hospitality (Keaton) – A+
10. Contempt (Godard) – A+


RELATIVE wins Best Narrative Feature at Full Bloom!

I’m thrilled to announce that RELATIVE has won the award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2022 Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, North Carolina. The film screened twice over the weekend to large and appreciative audiences before I was presented with the award and a $250 cash prize at a delightful ceremony at the Statesville Woman’s Club on Saturday night. This is my third time screening at Full Bloom and it is absolutely one of my favorite regional fests. I encourage all of my filmmaker friends to consider submitting next year!

RELATIVE will have many more screenings (both theatrically and at festivals) in the coming months. Please visit our official website for the latest info regarding screening dates, showtimes and ticket info.


The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Orphan: First Kill* (Bell) – B
2. Nope* (Peele) – C+
3. Our Hospitality (Keaton) – A+
4. The 400 Blows (Truffaut) – A+
5. The Girl and the Spider* (Zurcher/Zurcher) – A-
6. Fallen Angels (Wong) – B+
7. Cesar and Rosalie* (Sautet) – B
8. Days of Heaven (Malick) – A
9. Days of Heaven (Malick) – A
10. Breathless (Godard) – A-

* – First-time watch


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