Posts Tagged 'Rodrigo Garcia'

Jed’s Sundance Updates #3: Kris Swanberg and Rodrigo Garcia

Sundance 2015 is now in full swing and Jed Dietz has been checking out the latest film offerings from MFF filmmaker alums like Kris Swanberg whose film UNEXPECTED just had its world premiere, and Rodrigo Garcia whose film LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT just opened at Sundance.

Here are his updates:


Pictured above, MFF alum Kris Swanberg (far left) and cast members on stage for Q & A after the successful premiere of UNEXPECTED, her beautifully wrought film about two women dealing with their first pregnancy. Amazing.

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Pictured above, MFF alum and winner of the Maryland Filmmaker Fellowship Rodrigo Garcia (right) takes questions with Ewan McGregor (center) who plays both Jesus and Satan in LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, a remarkable, improbable, beautiful and profoundly spiritual film about the time late in his life that Jesus spent in the dessert facing temptation and confronting his responsibilities.

Stay tuned for more updates from Sundance 2015 on the MFF blog!

Mother and Child: MFF 2010 Closing Night Film

Last night at the FOF Programming Preview we unveiled most of our selection including our closing night film, Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child.” Check out Mike Sragow’s blog profiling the film!

MOTHER AND CHILD from director Rodrigo Garcia

Monday screenings capped with the newest film from writer/director Rodrigo Garcia, MOTHER AND CHILD, a wily and beautifully crafted film about adult relationships that was already praised at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classic. This is grown-up filmmaking at its best.  The Maryland Filmmakers Fellowship (administered by MFF) supported Rodrigo’s first script, THINGS YOU CAN TELL JUST BY LOOKING AT HER, which he brought to Baltimore directly from the  Cannes Film Festival. He also spent time during that trip with students at the School for the Arts.  -Jed

Rodrigo Garcia listening to a question with some of his amazing cast – Naomi Watts, Samuel
L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jimmy Smits.