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Video: Craig William Macneill’s Lizzie | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

The ’18 edition of Sundance stood as a breakout year in terms of women taking ownership of material. We could cite several projects where actresses backed indie projects in a hands on producer capacity approach, and if there was one such project that is emblematic of this progressive stance in indie film productions it might be Chloe Sevigny shepherding what on paper sounds like a challenging, difficult to finance genre-bending portrait. Equipped with a survivalist character portrayed by Kristen Stewart, this U.S. Dramatic Competition title scored favorably on our end with our Nicholas Bell calling Lizzie “a dark flower” and “a sobering, complex indictment—making” type of drama. Helmer Craig William Macneill was on hand with Sevigny, Bryce Kass and other cast and crew members for the world premiere.

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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