REVIEWS OF 'FRANCINE'

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"a small gem of bleak, neorealist portraiture" — The New York Times

 

"true and stirring...distilled to the bone" — Variety

 

"raw, intimate and observed with penetrating acuity" — The Hollywood Reporter

 

"a brave performance, an act of empathy" — Roger Ebert

 

"heightened verisimilitude at its finest" — Time Out New York

 

"quietly but forcefully, one of the best films of the year" — Thompson on Hollywood

 

"[Melissa Leo's] performance is absolutely devastating" — New York Magazine

 

 

REVIEWS OF 'THE PATRON SAINTS'

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"profound, never lacking in humor or wisdom" — Wall Street Journal

 

"one of the most powerful Canadian films of recent years" — POV Magazine

 

"suspended between lucidity and delirium" — Time Out New York

 

"unsettling...disquieting...disturbing" — Indiewire

 

"extremely potent" — Filmmaker Magazine

 

"its determined look at the latter, unglamorous years of humanity is truly poetic" — The Playlist

 

"observational realism serves the filmmakers exceedingly well, creating a humane, almost elegiac atmosphere" — The Globe & Mail

 

"doesn't flinch from the most depressing elements of senility, abandonment and despair" — Variety

 

"an impressively stylized document of the institutional apparatus of aging and dying" — Cinema Scope

 

"bleak...moving...expressionistic" **** — NOW Magazine

 

"a horror film drained of all the horror" **** — Ioncinema

 

 

INTERVIEWS WITH CASSIDY + SHATZKY

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"Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on 'Francine'" — Film Society of Lincoln Center

 

"Melanie Shatzky, Brian Cassidy, and Melissa Leo on the Beautifully Quiet 'Francine'" — BlackBook Magazine

 

"Q&A with Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy (directors of Francine and The Patron Saints)" — BAMblog

 

"Melissa Leo, Melanie Shatzky and Brian Cassidy On Blending Documentary With Fiction in 'Francine,' and the 'Silent Dance' Between Actor and Director" — Indiewire

 

"12 Quick ?s — Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky" — Hammer to Nail

 

"Five Questions with The Patron Saints Directors Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky" — Filmmaker Magazine

 

"Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy, Francine" — Filmmaker Magazine

 

"Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy (Francine) | Interview" — Smells Like Screen Spirit

 

"SXSW 2012 Interview: Brian Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on Francine" — Playmaker

 

"Interview: Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky (The Patron Saints)" — Ioncinema

 

"Entrevue avec Melanie Shatzky & Brian M. Cassidy (« THE PATRON SAINTS »)" — RIDM

 

"Meet the Filmmakers: Brian Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky ('THE PATRON SAINTS')" — Rooftop Films

 

"Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky talk about bringing their film ‘Francine’ to life" — Sound on Sight