Above the Line vs Below the Line. Episode 8 : Film Critic vs Film Critic
Film Critic : Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Works as film critic and journalist who covers stories about culture and sustainability. With a degree in Political Sciences, a Master’s in Screenwriting & Film Production, and studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Chiara has been working in the press since 2003. Italian by blood, British by upbringing, fond of Japanese culture since the age of 7, once a New Yorker always a New Yorker, and an avid traveller, Chiara collaborates with international magazines and radio-television networks. She is also a visual artist, whose eco-works connect to her use of language: the title of each painting is inspired by the materials she upcycles on canvas. Her ‘Material Puns’ have so far been exhibited in four continents, across ten countries. She is a dedicated ARTivist, donating her works to the causes and humanitarians she supports, and is Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.
Film Critic : Matthew Schuchman
In the early 90s, while at the video store with his friends who wanted to rent Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Matthew asked the clerk if they had any copies of Naked Lunch available. A film buff from an early age, he would turn his fascination into his own review site in 2010; Movie Review from Gene Shalit’s Moustache. From there, he provided his voice to such publications as Den of Geek, Coming Soon, and Verbicide magazine as a film reviewer and talent interviewer.
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution could not Be Televised)
The documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park(now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Despite having a large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, the 5th Dimension,Gladys Knight & The Tips, and sly and The Family stone, the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, something that the documentarians investigate.
It had its world premiere at the 2021 The Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2021. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 2, 2021, by Searchlight Pictures and Hulu.
Here’s the trailer of the film.