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Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy | 2019 Sundance Film Festival

When life gives you lemons, make a feature film out of it. A union that came about by a mutual appreciation artistic sensibilities, Alma Har’el finds here way into narrative fiction (and Sundance for that matter) with material that is deeply connected to her own difficult rapport with not only her father, but addiction. Among Park City’s buzz titles prior to the fest, Honey Boy passed the test becoming a buzz title after it’s premiere launch date. Dylan Dempsey and I attended different screenings for Honey Boy — so you can get the full scope on how the project came about.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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