Excellent news for Reverend Carroll Pickett and Kartemquin Films: AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR will play at the prestigious International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) this year. IDFA runs from November 20-30 and is the largest documentary festival in the world.
"[AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR is] An impassioned portrait of a quest for truth." - Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"A quiet powerhouse… The Rev. Carroll Pickett makes for a subject you won’t soon forget." - Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"A-. There is much to be gained from weighing Pickett’s moral quandary." - Entertainment Weekly
"Pickett’s courageously naked honesty about his experiences make ‘At the Death House Door’ indelible viewing." - David Kronke, LA Daily News
"May fill you with righteous anger or keep you up nights in despair." - Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
In other film news, Bill Minutaglio's book FIRST SON was one of the resources that Oliver Stone used for his new Bush biopic "W", as mentioned in Alan Peppard's column in the Dallas Morning News, the New York Post, and the New York Times to name a few.
A round of applause for Michael Koryta, who's being recognized by Indiana University today. The 2008 College of Arts and Sciences Annual Recognition Banquet is honoring Koryta with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for bringing "great honor and distinction" to his alma mater.
Koryta's fine interviewing skills must have also counted in his favor!