July 2nd, 2008
On a happy note, I want to congratulate my friend, documentary filmmaker Morgan Dews. This past week, Morgan’s film MUST READ AFTER MY DEATH had its U.S. premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, secured a distribution deal with Gigantic Releasing and got a rave review in The Hollywood Reporter. The film uses family photos, home movies and preserved audio recordings to document a nuclear family’s falling apart in 1960s Connecticut.
I saw MUST READ at the HotDocs festival in Toronto earlier this year, and can attest to its emotional power and striking composition. Keep your eye out for the film’s release — you’ll be glad you did, if for no other reason than the sense of relief you’ll have when you realize your family wasn’t nearly as screwed up as you thought it was when you were a teenager.
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