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J.D. Dillard’s Sweetheart | 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Seeing that he signed up for Sweetheart not that long after Sleight had premiered at Sundance in 2016, we now understand why the Blumhouse project took a bit more time in post than originally thought — and that has everything to do with the thing Kiersey Clemons’ character meets in the dark on….a not so deserted island. J.D. Dillard‘s survivalist tale played well for the Midnight folks. Here is the post-screening Q&A that took place on January 28th at the Library Center Theatre.

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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