Liz Garbus featured on Rooftop Films' Filmwax Radio
Blogger Adam Schartoff focused his April 8th podcast on the work of Liz Garbus, and we're happy to share the lovely final product. Listen or download to hear more about how Liz got her start in documentary films and some of the films that have inspired her own craftsmanship.
Karen Schmeer Fellowship recipient announced at SXSW
Karen Schmeer was a leading documentary film editor with a unique and passionate eye for story, who was killed in a hit and run in 2010. She was a collaborator and friend of many of the Moxie Firecracker extended family, and at the time of the tragic accident, was in the midst of editing Liz Garbus's film “Bobby Fischer Against the World.”
Since her death, a devoted team of her friends, family, and fellow filmmakers have come together to run the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. Awarded once a year, the Fellowship helps doc editors hone their storytelling skills. We're excited to hear the 2014 recipient is none other than Colin Nusbaum, a former Moxie Firecracker intern. Colin's been working intensively in the doc world since 2008. His work includes “Tough Love,” “The Sheikh and I,” “Born to Fly,” and “Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech,” among others. Though they never met in person, Colin also worked with Karen on her last film, “Bobby Fischer Against the World.”
As the recipient of the Fellowship, Colin will be under the mentorship of a group of amazing doc editors: Jean Tsien, David Teague, and Jonathan Oppenheim. He’s already begun blogging about the experience and what he’s been up to at SXSW - you can stay abreast through the Fellowship's site, at Karenschmeer.com/blog.
Love, Marilyn Available on DVD, iTunes and Amazon!
Moxie Firecracker is proud to share Love, Marilyn with you on DVD and iTunes. Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side known only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination, while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear – in an absorbing and astonishing portrait.
Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood read the words of Marilyn, alongside Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Janet McTeer, Oliver Platt and David Strathairn, who read the writings of Billy Wilder, Natasha Lytess, Truman Capote, Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer. Together these actors bring a unique vision of Marilyn to a contemporary audience. Coupled with interviews of those who knew her personally and never-before-seen archival footage and audiotapes, the film is a must for anyone who considers themself an expert on Marilyn, or who wants to learn more…
A.O. Scott from the New York Times calls it, "A heady cocktail of journalistic rigor and show business flair...just right for its blazingly famous, endlessly enigmatic subject."
The film hit festivals in Fall 2012; it was broadcast on HBO summer 2013, and since then has enjoyed a limited theatrical run. Now we're excited to share it on more platforms. Find your copy on Amazon, iTunes, or Netflix.
GIFT FROM DAUGHTER TO MOTHER: ‘ETHEL’
Rory and Ethel Kennedy spoke with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Rory Kennedy interviewed her mother and other family members for “Ethel.’’ Below, Ethel stood with Robert F. Kennedy in 1961.
Read more at Boston Globe and visit the Ethel website.
Entertainment Weekly reviews Liz Garbus' new film, LOVE, MARILYN, and gives it an A-rating
Liz Garbus' newest documentary feature, Love, Marilyn, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala Premiere, to rave reviews. It also screened at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and was the opening night film at the 2012 Hamptons Film Festival. The film will screen on HBO in the spring of 2013, and last week, it opened for an exclusive, two-week run at New York City's Film Forum Theater.
Owen Gleiberman reviewed the film at Toronto, and again last week, for its theatrical opening. He writes, "Actresses like Glenn Close, Viola Davis, and a fantastic Uma Thurman read the excerpts, and listening to Monroe's own words, we hear her voice and glimpse her soul as never before. We also watch her in never-before-seen interviews, photographs, and home movies, some of which were shot when she wasn't wearing makeup. That's a good metaphor for what the film achieves: It presents Marilyn without the cosmetic cover of her mythologies... "Grade A."
Love, Marilyn will play at the Film Forum from November 30th, through December 11th. Get screening times, and purchase tickets online, at filmforum.org