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SV is Official Selection at RIFF

Another laurel for SCOTCH VERDICT, chosen as an official selection at the Richmond International Film Festival running Feb 27-March 2. Founder Heather Waters has put together an interesting lineup of screenings and events all over town.

Photojournalist Elizabeth L Gilbert wonders what her subjects will make of their likenesses in print.
Photojournalist Elizabeth L Gilbert wonders what her subjects will make of their likenesses in print.

In documentaries, Matt Goldman’s THE LAST SAFARI looks promising, rolling into Richmond with half a dozen 2013 laurels. Journalist Elizabeth J. Gilbert returns to the African outback with her book of large format photography and tracks down her subjects to show them what their likenesses look like in print. Even in a world that is vanishing fast, the sight of a photograph is a first for many. These are priceless, transitory moments. Watch the trailer here. THE LAST SAFARI will screen at 4:45 pm at the Byrd Theater on Thursday, February 27. For tickets, visit the festival’s web site.

 

 

 

 

Can't wait to see this documentary at the Richmond Film Festival
Can’t wait to see this documentary at the Richmond Film Festival

Amy Gerber and I are very much looking forward to meeting the Russian film collective Gogol’s Wives, who have produced a documentary that has the Putin regime up in arms.

PUSSY VS PUTIN screens Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 pm. Amy’s animated feature THE REIGN OF ANASTASIA, set in medieval Russia, is in development just as uppity Russian women are in the news. Perfect timing.

More as my plans for the festival develop.

Amy Gerber's new film will be an animated feature set in medieval Russia.
Amy Gerber’s new film will be an animated feature set in medieval Russia.

 

 

 

With a feature film produced in 2012, award-winning screenwriter Suzanne Stroh’s period drama Scotch Verdict is in development at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Suzanne hails from Michigan, where her family brewed Stroh’s beer for five generations. She lives with her family in the Virginia countryside.

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