Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photos from State of Film Criticism discussion - Sat 4/18/09 Atlanta Film Festival

Waiting for the event to begin

Sujewa Ekanayake, Michael Sragow, Molly Haskell, Noralil Ryan Fores
Sujewa Ekanayake (Indie Film Blogger Road Trip), Michael Sragow (Baltimore Sun), Molly Haskell (latest book: Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited), moderator Noralil Ryan Fores (ShortEnd Magazine)

Part of the audience

Sujewa Ekanayake, Michael Sragow
Another view from the audience area

The State of Film Criticism discussion on Saturday went by fast - it was an hour long but it felt like we barely got started on the topic. Moderator Noralil Ryan Fores did an excellent job I thought - working in both her own questions & questions from the audience re: several matters: recent changes in the world of film criticism, the increasing number of film blogs and how that relates to the world of print film criticism, how each of the panelists got started in writing about film, stories & events related to film criticism from decades past - as remembered by Molly HaskellMichael Sragow, advice to new filmmakers re: getting reviews, plus discussions re: several other relevant items. Atlanta Film Festival videotaped the discussion, so, we may see it on the web at some point soon. Being a part of the panel was a great experience for me (my first panel!) & it was educational. Enjoyed meeting Haskell & Sragow, looking forward to discovering their work.
Special thanks to Amanda Haynes for taking the photos. Photos Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films.

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