A suggestion came in today that we show Su Friedrich’s film about her father, Sink or Swim and Alan Berliner’s film about his dad, Nobody’s Business. Friedrich also made a film I love about her relationship with her mother, The Ties That Bind.
Su has been to our festival several times, but, somehow, I’ve never brought Alan Berliner. Alan and I were film students together in
When Alan gets here, he’s going to find that some of the editing stations at the local Light House media access center for high school students are named after his movies. Light House founder Shannon Worrell is a big fan, and she says her students are inspired by Alan’s editing skills.
Another filmmaker who works with home movies is Peter Forgacs, whom I’d love to invite. He compiles his films from historic home movies reaching back to the Nazi era and postwar
Any other ideas for me in the home movie area? Should we have an open screening of home videos?
And do people have more filmmakers to suggest who have made films about their parents or kids?