For more, read on :: http://www.film.com/movies/best-films-2013-cannes-film-festival
The documentary I created the animation for, “Orchestra of Exiles,” is now featured on Netflix Watch Instantly :: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Orchestra_of_Exiles/70253365?trkid=4375100
The “Orchestra of Exiles” website on PBS is live, in anticipation of the 4/14 TV premiere broadcast :: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/orchestra-of-exiles/
The documentary I edited last year, FACING FORWARD, premieres this week at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The Wednesday night screening has sold out, so they’ve added a second screen that night. I’ll be attending the Q&A at the main screening. See you there..! http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/films/2011/facing-forward
“A CLASS APART,” A Mexican American Civil Rights Story, will be re-broadcast nationally on PBS American Experience this coming Monday March 21, 2011 at 9:00pm (check local listings). I was proud to be associate editor and animator on this one, so check it out.
Don’t miss my animation work in the latest production form Insignia FIlms. Click through on the link below to watch “Panama Canal” on the PBS website :: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/panama/
Don’t miss the photographic animation work I provided for the latest production by Insignia Films: “Panama Canal” airing on American Experience on PBS stations nationwide January 24th. (check local listings for details)
In 1971, John Lennon arrived in New York City and felt reborn: at last living in the country that had dominated his artistic imagination, Lennon and his new bride Yoko Ono found in the city the perfect blend of music, politics, culture, and lifestyle.
But those heady first years eventually gave way to a dark period in which both Lennon’s musical career and his personal life almost ran aground—until once again New York City came to his rescue. Using remarkable, rarely seen footage and interviews with many who were close to John, filmmaker Michael Epstein has created a moving, revealing portrait of the music legend’s New York years, detailing not only his triumphs but also some hard times over which he so beautifully recovered in the final years of his tragically curtailed life. World Premiere.
Michael Epstein, 2010, USA, 115m
American Masters: LENNONYC is a co-production of Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right Productions, Dakota Group, Ltd and THIRTEEN’s American Masters in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Director/writer is Michael Epstein. Executive producers are Stanley Buchthal, Michael Cohl and Susan Lacy. Producers are Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin and Michael Epstein. Susan Lacy is the series creator and executive producer ofAmerican Masters.