Rachel Lambert talks SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING – Rachel West Interviews

After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in 2023, director Rachel Lambert’s Sometimes I Think About Dying is opening in theatres this week. The film follows Fran (Daisy Ridley), a woman who likes to think about dying. Finding an unexpected connection with a new colleague at work (Dave Merheje), Fran explores her idea of identity and loneliness as she finds new modes of human connection. AWFJ’s Rachel West spoke with Lambert about her new film, working with Daisy Ridley, and how three women came together to not only get the film made, but have it play the opening night of Sundance.

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RYE LANE (Sundance FF 2023) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Searchlight Pictures is missing a great opportunity by waiting until March to release Brit rom-com Rye Lane. This film is perfect viewing for Valentine’s Day, and sadly those in search of a charming romance to watch on the 14th will not even know what they’re missing. First-time feature director Raine Allen-Miller centers Black love in this color-drenched, Peckham-centric charmer that makes the South London neighborhood as much a lead character as the two who fall for each other on its streets. There’s so much fun and joy to be had in Rye Lane, it makes me grateful not EVERYONE has kicked the rom-com genre to the curb.

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