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December 4, 2015 – Nick Jaynes, Mashable

“In time for the holiday season, Mercedes Benz is taking that commitment to hands-free safety to a new level with ‘Elf-driving’ technology.” Read full article

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November 21, 2015 – David Gelles, New York Times

“Kenny Sutter has become the face of the sustainable soy program, appearing in television ads for Hellmann’s. ” Read full article

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April 25, 2015 – D. Schwartz, CineSource

“This is a deeply profound film.” Read full article

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March 14, 2015 – Jenny Platt, Life in LA

“Reggie was hell-bent on this film being made. To her, film was synonymous with life.” Read full interview

LifeinLA

March 13, 2015 – Alex Cohen, KPCC Take Two

“The movie paces back and forth between Nicholson’s joy with the filmmaking process, and the harsh realities of her cancer.” Listen to the story here

KPCC

March 12, 2015 – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“As Nicholson valiantly deals with her condition, and, tragically, with her emotionally unstable, mightily religious parents … Corra is there with the camera and soft-spoken words of encouragement.” Read full review

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March 9, 2015 – Eric Williger, Tiny Mix Tapes

“Reggie…has an incredible sense of grace and intelligence about her, but she is mostly normal, trying to maintain composure when the odds of such seem slim. ” Read full review

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March 6, 2015 – Carter Glace, Washington Square News

“Viewed through the lens of death, “Farewell to Hollywood” explores what it means to live.” Read full review

WSN

February 28, 2015 – Andrew Spitznas, Patheos

“In spite of this eyebrow-raising premise, Farewell to Hollywood nonetheless inspires, and it certainly never bores.” Read full review

Patheos

February 25, 2015 – Godfrey Cheshire, RoberEbert.com

“A powerfully EMOTIONAL and MOVING experience.” Read full review

RogerEbert

February 25, 2015 – Loren King, The Credits

“Henry Corra on his heartbreaking, beautiful Farewell to Hollywood” Read full interview

TheCredits

February 25, 2015 – Elina Shatkin, KCET

“If Farewell to Hollywood is a difficult film to watch, it’s an even harder one to look away from…The documentary may not offer salvation but at least it allows Nicholson to fulfill some of her promise.” Read full review

KCET

February 24, 2015 – Simi Horowitz, Film Journal

“Relentlessly compelling. How can you remain unmoved by the wretched unfairness of a likeable young person dying and handling it with such grace? Packs an emotional sucker punch.” Read full review

FilmJournal

February 25, 2015 – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“Regina Nicholson leaves an affecting cinematic testament.” Read full review

HollywoodReporter

February 25, 2015 – Diana Clarke, the Village Voice

“If the only film about a teenage girl with cancer you’ve seen recently is The Fault in Our Stars, get ready for a new and stranger heartbreak.” Read full review

VVoice

February 25, 2015 – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“MOVING. IMPRESSIONISTIC. UNSETTLING. Watching it feels like judging a last will and testament.” Read full review

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February 24, 2015 – Cary Meltzer Frostick, Film Forward

“With the unflinching honesty of this film, Regina leaves her mark. Creative, thought provoking, and painful to watch, it stands as a fitting memorial to Regina’s short life.” Read full review

FilmForward

February 21, 2015 – Collin Parker, Examiner

“No one should have to endure what [Reggie] did, but we’re all better people for watching it unfold. Fortunately Corra was there to document it for us.” Read full review

Examiner

February 18, 2015 – Pamela Cohn, Filmmaker Magazine

“Corra has an uncanny ability to connect with people – any kind of person on film.” Read full article

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November 20, 2014 – Will Tizard, Variety

“Portrays in arresting images a feisty teen’s struggle with cancer and her elusive quest to find peace with her parents.” Read full article

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October 25, 2014 – Fern Remedi-Brown, Liberty Voice

“At turns poignant and humorous, as audience members were brought back to a sense of time standing still.” Read full review

LibertyVoice

October 20, 2014 – Zach Sharf, IndieWire

“An ode to life, loss and moviemaking…a powerful, gripping story.” Read full interview

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September 5, 2014 – Lauren Davison, Dixie Sun News

“The film walks the audience through the highs and lows of Reggie’s last two years on earth and displays her vision and talents as a filmmaker.” Read full article

Dixie

August 18, 2014 – Kosovo 2.0

“Unmissable…a beautifully shot and touching self-portrait.” Read full article

Kosovo20

June 25, 2014 – Andrew McMains, AdWeek

“Merkley + Partners takes the kids’ side in its new campaign for gun safety, with boys and girls questioning why adults don’t go to greater lengths to hide their firearms.” Read full article

AdWeek

June 19, 2014 – Erik Oster, MediaBistro

“Merkley+Partners created a new pro-bono promoting safe firearms storage in conjunction with The Ad Council and National Crime Prevention Council.” Read full article

MediaBistro

June 20, 2014 – Creativity Online

“Editor’s Pick…Lock up your guns, Mom and Dad, say kids in powerful Ad Council PSAs.” Read full article

Creativity

May 22, 2014 – David Farrier, 3News

“There are moments of surreal joy in this film…” Read full review

3News

May 16, 2014 – Liam Maguren, Flicks NZ

“I love having my morals challenged…one of the 12 films we’re keen to see at DocEdge.” Read full article

Flicks

May 6, 2014 – Jessica Farris, Print Magazine

“Seven stunning interactive design projects from the Regional Design Awards,” including Faces of Drunk Driving. Read full list

PrintMag

Warsaw Gazette – April 2014

“Although the relationship of these two may be controversial, their result is a film full of warmth and empathy, recording the beauty and romanticism of every moment that fate gave them.” Read full review

Gazeta

March 17, 2014 – Nicholas E. Kavvadia, Pelop Journal

“A true testament to the power of love, it makes you believe that love can defeat even death!” Read full review

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December 6, 2013 – Brian Brooks & Michael Gibbons, Film Society of Lincoln Center Blog

“A documentary to watch for in 2014.” Read full article

FilmLinc

November 30, 2013 – Paul Geraedts

“More than just a chilling drama about death. The documentary is as much about how far a filmmaker can go in the personal relationship to his ‘subject.’” Read full article

HpDeTijd

November 26, 2013 – Erwan Ticheler, Salon Indien

“The greatest controversy of Farewell to Hollywood is not the ‘romance’ between the two filmmakers but rather the violence of it’s unflinching gaze at Nicholson’s terrible suffering.” Read full article

SalonIndien

November 25, 2013 – Patricia Beekelaar, Holland Doc

“A beautiful, poignant documentary which will leave you in tears.” Read full article

HollandDoc

November 23, 2013 – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Moving or offensive? The most paradoxical moviegoing experience of the year.” Read full article

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November 2013 – Angelo Miotto, Q Code Magazine

“I have this question in my head, even a day later. I wake up and…I come back all of a sudden to an image of Reggie smiling. Perhaps beyond rational debate is that I remain focused on that image.” Read full article

QCode

November 12, 2013 – Ay Hwa Liem, ArtsenNet

“Raw and often painful moments are interspersed with beautifully designed images in the background polyphonic music. The result is an unforgettable film that makes shivers run down your spine.” Read full article

Artsennet

November 11, 2013 – Charlotte Bouman, Glamour NL

“One of the films to see at IDFA 2013.” Read full article

Glamour

February 25, 2013 – Andrew Lasane, Complex

“The 25 best anti-smoking advertising campaigns (#8).” See the full list

Complex

November 16, 2012 – Communication Arts

“Web Pick of the Week: Centered around a tragic, visceral drunk-driving story that grew into a worldwide phenomenon…real, graphic and hard-hitting.” Read Full Article

CommArts

September 4, 2012 – Gothamist

“People love to wax nostalgic on the good old gritty days of New York, pre-Giuliani’s clean sweep of the city…”Read Full Article

Gothamist

June 6, 2012 – Best Colleges Online

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the cutting-edge New School would be creating some cool social campaigns, as new media is a big part of what the school is all about….”Read Full Article

BestColleges

November 9, 2011 – Luke Baumgarten, Pacific Northwest Inlander

“Awash in powerful moments of visual lyricism, it plays out less like a documentary than a prose poem to seeking and not finding.” Read full article

Inlander

October 31, 2011 – the New School News

“Exquisite, unusual, great.”

-Josh Sapan, President/CEO, AMC Networks and New School Trustee.

NewSchoolNews

October 17, 2011 – Ryan Little, U.S. News & World Report

“It’s these honest, uncensored clips that separate New School’s videos from other colleges and universities,” said Cory Meyers, director of admissions communication. Read Full Article

USNews

September 7, 2011 – Gregg Rickman, SF Weekly

“Hollywood will continue to rain bad romantic comedies, dumb action movies, and shameless Oscar fodder on our complaining but compliant heads. Discerning moviegoers still have alternatives.” Read full article

SF Weekly

August 30, 2011 – Michael Atkinson, Boston Phoenix

“An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy…” Read full article

Boston Phoenix

April 4, 2011 – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

“Three movies worth seeing at the Dallas International Film Festival.” Read full article

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April 26, 2011 – Candace Breiten

“The filmmakers never try to force their viewpoints or ideas on the viewers; they try to present the facts and allow the viewer to draw his or her own conclusion.”-Read full article

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April 5, 2011 – Kris Boyd, Think! on NPR

“A film that poses many more questions than it ultimately answers.” Listen to podcast

NPR

February 9, 2011 – Aramis Ross, The Source

“No single year better exemplifies this tumultuous and productive period than 1977…A cool movie detailing actual experiences and stories.” Read full article

The Source

February 9, 2011 – Marc Campbell, Dangerous Minds

“A terrific documentary that captures a pivotal moment in the history of a city and its pop culture. Here’s the whole beautiful mess.” Read full article

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January 19, 2011 – Basil Tsiokos, The Documentary Blog

“Documentaries to look out for in 2011” Read full article

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November 2010 – Megan Ratner, Bright Lights Film Journal

“Corra misses none of the mixed feelings of the participants, capturing the frustration and exhaustion of their efforts.” Read full review

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October 27, 2010 – Marc Leepson, HistoryNet

“Riveting…a first-rate production.” Read full review

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October 15, 2010 – Caitlin Moore, Austinist.com

“Top 5 Documentaries, Austin Film Festival” Read full article

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September 23, 2010 – Metromix Hudson Valley

“10 Films to see at the Woodstock Film Festival…An amazing trip that brings you into the darkness and takes you back out of it.” Read full article

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September 17, 2010 – Jay Blotcher, Chronogram Magazine

“Best of the Fest, Woodstock 2010.” Read full review

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August 12, 2010 – Josh Rosenblatt, Texas Observer

“As full of emotion, pathos, guarded contrition and genuine ambivalence as any great war movie.” Read full review

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July 9, 2010 – Marc Leepson, VVA Arts of War

“A first-rate production. The cameras bore in on the faces of the film’s players relentlessly and effectively. The story spins out slowly and picks up steam every step of the way.” Read full article

Vietnam Vets

July 7, 2010 – Enrico Cullen, Media Rights

“Perhaps more than any other war film I have seen, it lingers on what I suspect might be true for more than a few soldiers: an ambiguous emotional relationship to violence.” Read full article

Media Rights

July 6, 2010 – Stewart Nusbaumer, Huffington Post

“A riveting documentary, not a straight line, not always simple to follow, and don’t expect a Hollywood ending. After all this is Vietnam.” Read full article

HuffPo

June 30, 2010 – Ashley Wren Collins, Huffington Post

“Few modern filmmakers have the guts to craft a story that trusts the intelligence of an audience and the integrity of a story, leaving viewers with more questions than answers.” Read full article

HuffPo

June 24, 2010 – Cynthia Fuchs, Pop Matters

“Examines the complexities of documentary as a genre, complexities on display throughout the 2010 Silverdocs program.” Read full article

Pop Matters

June 23, 2010 – Matthew Siblo, DCist

“The combination of hope and resignation McKinley’s loved ones have faced now for almost 40 years is palpable every moment they’re on screen.” Read full article

DCist

June 22, 2010 – Collin Parker, Examiner.com

“Instantly one of the most moving and utterly compelling documentaries of recent years.” Read full article

Examiner

June 22, 2010 – Eddie Cockrell, Variety

“A thriller punctuated with hauntingly edited images of period conflict footage… provocative mix of docu and experimental film…a long and winding road into a sad heart of darkness.” Read full article

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June 21, 2010 – Alan Nieschwietz, Brenham Banner Press

“Questions still linger for the family of McKinley Nolan…Unlike most of the nearly 60,000 men who never came home when the Vietnam War ended, Nolan chose to stay.” Read full article

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June 19, 2010 – Tony Lystra, The Daily News

“More than anything, the movie is about atonement…for the Vietnamese and Cambodians who knew McKinley Nolan, it’s trying to somehow make up for the violence that tore through their countries.” Read full article

The Daily News

March 10, 2010 – Lee Foley, Hulu Blog

“There have been many studies and documentaries dedicated to autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, but few of them try to capture what George does.” Read full article

Hulu

March 9, 2010 – Daniel Barnum-Swett, Gawker

“The struggle between family and identity defined the lives of the three twentysomethings…all united in their quest to balance antiquated upbringings and their ‘real world’ dreams.” Read full article

Gawker

August 19, 2008 – Jay Cheel, The Documentary Blog

“Manages to find a perfect balance, giving documentary enthusiasts an interesting look at the Maysles filmography while simultaneously crafting an engaging family drama.” Read full article

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April 25, 2008 – AJ Schnack, All These Wonderful Things

“Almost essential viewing for nonfiction aficionados, pulling back the curtain on the most successful partnership in nonfiction filmmaking history.” Read full article

Wonderful Things

March 11, 2008 – Tom Roston, New York Observer

“The younger set of documentary filmmakers need their icons to emulate or tear down, and the Maysles brothers have fit the bill.” Read full article

New York Observer

January 30, 2008 – Pamela Cohn, Still in Motion

“When you set out to film a real life story, particularly your own, the camera sometimes can seem to be your only constant companion, in a world suddenly gone topsy-turvy. ” Read full interview

SIM

December 12, 2007 – Danielle Beverly, Variety

“One of the most talked about documentaries at IDFA…bound to raise debate in the industry about who owns the life of someone else.” Read full article

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November 27, 2007 – Brian Brooks, IndieWire

“A provocative new first person documentary by a member of the Maysles family.” Read full article

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October 1, 2007 – Terry Matthew, 5 Magazine

“Astonishingly dead-on…one of the best docs I’ve seen in a long time.” Read full article

5 Magazine

August 11, 2007 – David Hinckley, New York Daily News

“1977 has become a breakout star, a watershed in city and American history. It’s as if after 30 years we’ve chipped away the oyster shell and found a pearl.” Read full article

NYDN

August 9, 2007 – Linda Stasi, New York Post

“A wild love letter to the city…TIVO it, and watch it again and again – you won’t want to miss a minute of the year.” Read full article

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August 8, 2007 – Brian Lowry, Variety

“Adopts an appropriately irreverent tone in exploring cultural trends that sprouted in the city during that tumultuous year.” Read full article

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August 6, 2007 – Gothamist

“During the Blackout of ’77 “more than 1,600 stores were damaged, 3,776 people were arrested…during the Blackout of ’03 people drank beer in the street.” Read full article

Gothamist

July 31, 2007 – Will Hermes, The Village Voice

“Fresher, less manicured…allows the music to take its proper place in the larger story of the city.” Read full article

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March 10, 2006 – Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune

“A heartfelt, moving documentary…not primarily concerned with politics but with the people at the heart of it.” Read full article

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September 2, 2005 – Daniel Saney, Digital Spy

“Excellently informative and comprehensive about its subject matter…affects the heart and mind in equal measure.” Read full article

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July 25, 2005 – Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Sets a standard that will be hard to match.” Read full article

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June 28, 2005 – Joel Dossi, After Elton

“For the filmmakers, Same Sex America’s even-handedness in covering both sides of the issue is pivotal.” Read full article

AfterElton

June 24, 2005 – Linda Stasi, New York Post

“Whatever side of the er, aisle, you’re on this one, Same Sex America may open your eyes to the pros, if not to the cons.” Read full article

nypost

April 22, 2005 – Natasha Theobald, EFilmCritic

“Blazing pace and an enormous heart.” Read full article

E Film Critic

March 28, 2001 – Richard Linnett, Advertising Age

“When you’re just trying to capture reality, you don’t need scripts, you don’t need concepts, you don’t need agency overhead…Henry gets that.” Read full article

AdAge

October 30, 2000 – Stuart Elliott, New York Times

“Gateway, which proclaims it eliminates the middleman by selling computers directly to consumers, has done the same with its advertising.” Read full article

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Amy Taubin, Village Voice

“Exceptionally moving and intelligent…in fact, the film is about how we define normalcy.”

villagevoice

July 19, 2000 – Linda Wertheimer, NPR

Interview with Henry and George Corra – Listen to full audio

NPR

July 10, 2000 – Ron Wertheimer, The New York Times

“Coalesces into a moving study of the boy, his family and his condition. The more you know, the more you care. The more you care, the more your heart will break.” Read full article

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March 6, 1994 – Howard Feinstein, Variety

“A highly original and structurally flawless collaboration…An ambitious documentary about an ambitious environmentalist arts project, “Umbrellas” unfolds as an increasingly suspenseful drama.” Read full article

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