TEC Alum Film Premiering on POV Tonight

93Queen, edited by TEC alum Becky Laks and directed by TEC alum Paula Esielt, is set to premiere tonight, September 17th, 2018 on PBS’s POV.

The story delves deeply into a group of Hasidic female EMT’s in Brooklyn’s Borough Park. 93Queen follows the women as they combat the patriarchal attitudes of the community they are trying to serve.

93Queen was also an official selection of Hot Docs film festival and continues to have a successful theatrical run.

More information on the film and where to watch it can be found here.

TEC Six-Week Class Film to Have Theatrical Run in NYC

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The Song of Sway Lake, March/April 2013 class film will have an NYC theatrical run beginning September 21st at Cinema Village. 

The Song of Sway Lake - Directed by Ari Gold and Edited by TEC Instructor Todd Holmes
A young man’s plot to steal a valuable jazz record from his grandmother’s lake house is derailed when his accomplice falls for the matriarch. 

Tickets and information about the screenings can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Alum and Six-Week Class Film to Premiere at Raindance

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Major Arcana, October/November 2016 & March/April 2017 class film will have it's world premiere on September 27th at the Raindance Film Festival in London. 

Major Arcana - Directed by TEC Alum Josh Melrod and Edited by TEC Alum Betsy Kagen
Set in the backwoods of Vermont, Major Arcana follows an itinerant carpenter's quixotic struggle to end a legacy of alcoholism and poverty as he attempts to build a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with Sierra, a woman with whom he shares a troubled past, and he is forced to reconcile his old life with his new one.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Class Film to Premiere at the LA Film Festival

Solace, January/February 2017 class film will have its world premiere at the LA Film Festival in September!

Solace - Directed by Tchaiko Omawale
A teenage orphan moves to LA to live with her estranged grandmother and works to win a performance art grant while secretly struggling with binge eating.

Learn more about the festival lineup here.

More information about the film can be found here.

 

TEC Alum and Six-Week Class Film to Have NY Theatrical Release

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93Queen, November/December 2013, January/February 2015, and June/July 2016 class film will be making its NYC debut on July 25th at the IFC Center. 

93Queen - Directed by TEC Alum Paula Eiselt and Edited by TEC Alum Becky Laks
Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented and insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Alum Film Now Streaming on iTunes

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SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory, edited by TEC Alum Bo Mehrad, was just released on iTunes after a theatrical run. It premiered at SXSW 2016 and was picked up by Abramorama. 

The film is directed by Scott Rosenbaum, narrated by Marc Maron. It stars Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Joe Perry, Derek Trucks (among others). 

SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of 3 legendary blues sidemen, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith & Hubert Sumlin. All Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen, whose career spanned over 60 years. 

Variety called it "An Exceptionally and captivating tribute".

You can read the full review here.

More information on the film and ways to watch can be found here.

TEC Class Film to Premiere at AFI Docs

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Personal Statement, October/November 2015 six-week class film will have its world premiere at AFI Docs as the opening night feature at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 13th.

Personal Statement - Directors Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez
Karoline, Enoch and Christine are Brooklyn high school seniors who just want to go to college, but like so many public school students throughout the country, their schools don't have enough college guidance support. Refusing to give up, they decide to work as college counselors in their schools, becoming the very resource they don't have themselves.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

 

TEC Alum Gives Thoughts on the Collaborative Process

In a recent interview with Mandy News, Louise Ford shared thoughts about her collaborative experience with the Director on Thoroughbreds.

"Cory and I share a very similar creative sensibility, so the film was a breeze to edit because we would be enthusiastic about each other's ideas and be able to expand on them in an organic way. For example, Cory said he wanted to use drums in the soundtrack, not jazzy like Birdman – kind of military-feeling but not military. I came up with using the Japanese taiko drums (inspired by the photograph of Mark with the samurai sword we see in the first scene), which ended up being an important element of the soundtrack and contributed to the film's unique mood and atmosphere"

You can read the full article here.

Thoroughbreds is now available on Amazon Video and iTunes.