Alumni Film Sleeping With Other People Opens This Week!

Sleeping With Other People opens this week and the good reviews are pouring in! TEC alum Paul Frank served as editor and alum Dylan Greiss served as post-production assistant on the romantic comedy, which stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis. 


Salon calls the film: 

A fast-paced, dazzlingly witty and occasionally downright filthy rom-com that updates the “When Harry Met Sally” formula – which is to say the 1930s screwball comedy formula – for the age of Tinder and Ashley Madison.

You can read the full Salon review here. Other great reviews from Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine.

Great Reviews Coming in for Class Film Queen of Earth!

Just days after its theatrical release, October 2014 narrative class film Queen of Earth is receiving great reviews, already on the NYT Critics' Pick list!

From The New York Times:

Like the movie, these close-ups are alternately mesmerizing and suffocating, which dovetails with Mr. Perry’s pull-push strategy of bringing you uncomfortably close to the action, to the tears and the drama, only to shove you away. Some of this may be a matter of artistic temperament and Mr. Perry’s interest in exploring the more rancid manifestations of human behavior, but it also serves his narrative experimentation here.

You can read the full NYT review here

From A.V. Club:

There is an innate, affecting strangeness to Queen Of Earth, which is pitched somewhere halfway between actor’s showcase and creepy formal exercise, continually foreshadowing a burst of psychotic violence that never comes.

You can read the full A.V. Club review here.

Alex Ross Perry narrates a sequence from Queen of Earth:

Theatrical Release of Class Film Queen of Earth

October 2014 class project, Queen of Earth, will be released in theaters on Wednesday, August 26th at IFC and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Catch a Q&A with Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss after the 8:30 screenings at IFC on Wednesday and Thursday.

TEC alums Dylan Greiss and Regina Sobel served as associate editors and Anthony Mascorro and Brian Young as assistant editors.

Congrats everyone!


Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik Praises TEC program

Filmmaker Magazine has a great interview this month with Debra Granik, the Oscar-nominated director of Winter's Bone and the just-released documentary Stray Dog. Both were Edit Center class projects and Debra gave us a huge shout out:

The Edit Center is legendary when it comes to the idea of reveling in the art of editing and the artistry and arduousness of it. The editor that edited Stray Dog, Tory Stewart, had gone through The Edit Center program and really benefited from it. She and I found it extremely rich. It injected something very positive into the process… The classes could be both intimate and large, and they were really a true help and intellectually very invigorating.

You can read the full interview here.


Stray Dog Premiering at the Lincoln Center!

The September 2012 class project Stray Dog is having its New York theatrical premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, July 3rd through 9th. See poster below for details. See you there!

Stray Dog, directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), follows Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, a working class man from Southern Missouri.  Stray Dog is a guide for delving into the subcultures and identities that comprise his daily life.  These pieces in turn shape how he relates to being a part of larger American society.  He came of age as a solider in the Vietnam War, an experience that marked him for life, and which he and his peers are forced to confront as a core part of their identity. His observations, decisions and uncertainties reflect his place in American history.  Each year, Stray Dog rides in the Run For the Wall, a cross-country motorcycle odyssey to the Vietnam Memorial.  This pilgrimage reunites him with other vets who share a profound common bond that is among the most important in their lives. A self-described backwoods hermit, Stray Dog then finds himself embroiled in a complex love affair that takes him across the border to Mexico.  He entangles himself in life with a new family and ends up bringing them home to the RV park.  Together, these elements build a portrait of an everyday American trying to make sense of his world.

Queen of Earth: Centerpiece at BAMcinemaFest!

Congratulations to the October 2014 class! Their narrative class film Queen of Earth is the Centerpiece of the BAMcinemaFest. TEC alums Regina Sobel and Dylan Greiss served as associate editors. Alums Brian Young and Anthony Mascorro served as assistant editors.

From BAM:

Catherine (Moss) absconds to the sun-soaked serenity of her best friend Virginia (Waterston)’s lakeside cabin, quivering with anxiety and seeking refuge from the haunting memories of the past year. But as their painful pasts come slithering into the already-uncomfortable present, their nerves become frayed and personas eerily intertwined. Indie wunderkind Perry (The Color Wheel, BAMcinemaFest 2011 ) returns to BAMcinemaFest with this acerbic dissection of isolation and entitlement, steeped in homage to 70s auteurs, luminously lensed in 16mm by Sean Price Williams, and featuring an evocative minimalist score by Keegan DeWitt.

Alumni Film Premieres on POV

Out in the Night premieres tonight on POV! TEC alum Sarah Devorkin served as the co-editor on Out in the Night and alums Scott Burgess and Chris Iverson served as additional editors

Out in the Night chronicles a group of African-American lesbian friends who were threatened by a man on the street in Greenwich Village in 2006. After fighting back, the women were charged with gang assault and attempted murder. Tabloids dubbed them a "wolf-pack" and a gang of "killer lesbians". Out in the Night explores their case, and the role that race and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.


Alumni film wins an Emmy!

We Could Be King, which was edited by alums Chris Iversen and David Lieberman, just won a Sports Emmy:

The film, directed by three-time Emmy-nominated documentarian Judd Ehrlich (Magic Camp, Run For Your Life), takes an in-depth and intimate look at urban America’s education crisis, specifically in Philadelphia. Due to minimized budgets, Philly’s Germantown High School was absorbed into their biggest rival, Martin Luther King. Through football, the MLK Cougars move past the longstanding rivalry aside and motivate an entire community.