Join us at this months Filmmakers workshop on January 17 for a rough cut screening of FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES. VISIT THE FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP BLOG FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION.

Today, film criticism is everywhere, whether composed for newspapers, debated on TV, written up for magazines, typed up for blogs and websites. Surprisingly, despite its ubiquity, film criticism has been unexplored as a subject for film. Until now. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (working title) is the first documentary to dramatize the rich, sociologically fascinating history of American film criticism.

Produced by Amy Geller (Co-producer on Murder at Harvard, and The War that Made America) written and directed by veteran film critic Gerald Peary, For the Love of Movies offers a unique insider’s view of the film critics’ profession with commentary from America’s best-regarded reviewers, including Roger Ebert (Ebert & Roeper), A.O. Scott (The New York Times), Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly), Andrew Sarris (The New York Observer), Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times), Elvis Mitchell (National Public Radio) and the late Pauline Kael (The New Yorker).

This film has been funded in part by the LEF Foundation and produced in association with the Filmmaker-In-Residence Lab, WGBH Boston.

Writer/Director: Gerald Peary Producer: Amy Geller Editors: Aleksander Lekic Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Read an interview with Gerald Peary on NEFilm.com


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