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Interview Isiah

During Sundance, at the Fox Searchlight “Brownstar Insurance” headquarters, I had the privilege of sitting down one on one with Isiah Whitlock Jr., one of my favorites from HBO’s “The Wire.” Whitlock Jr.’s character actually references the show twice in the film, and the lines were actually written before they had thought of him for the part. After also being featured on AMC’s unjustly cancelled “Rubicon,” Whitlock Jr. finally gets a role in a solid feature film. Born and raised in Indiana, we discuss the setting and in a way subject of Cedar Rapids–America’s midwest. Next up he has Tony Kaye’s return Detachment, which we all have our fingers crossed for.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and 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. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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