Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes is an important film, telling a story the world needs to hear about how music and activism worked and continue to work hand in hand. A love letter to a jazz icon, it’s authenticity is what really stood out.

Michael Walker's Paint is "the best New York indie I've seen in years .... One of the great discoveries of 2020."

Ms. Magazine - Top 15 Feminist Films of 2018 Indiewire - 52 Directors Pick Their Best Films of 2018 (one of Debra Granik’s picks) NPR’s The State of Things (WUNC) - Documentary Shows Every Vote Counts, If You Can Cast It Columbia Journal of Law & The Arts, Capturing the Flag Shows Just How Hard Voting Can Be WhoWhatWhy, The Quiet Subversion of Voter Suppression “Inspiring and thoughtful - Capturing The Flag is a topical, engaging testimony of passion in divisive times!” - Hollywood Soapbox … read more reviews at

— all about Capturing the Flag

De Mare, an award-winning director (The Homestretch, 2014), has taken us back to a fateful moment in U.S. history to allow us to relive it at the ground level and in personal terms. With cases before the courts (including our top court) on issues of gerrymandering, alleged attempts to manipulate the upcoming census, as well as looming critical midterm elections, de Mare’s film couldn’t be timelier.” - Marvin Brown

Capturing the Flag Movie Review

Music naturally fills the film, including appearances by Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and others, and mesmerizing archival footage of House and James in their late phase of revitalized stardom. As we watch these once-marginalized artists thrillingly bring their past to bear on tense times, so does this look-and-listen complement the urgency of our newly charged civil rights moment.” - Robert Abele

TTR in LA Times

Beyond the great writing and lead actress, the rocking, fast-tempo score from Brooklyn-based composer Christopher North keeps the film moving when necessary, and becomes dark and moody at other times. Hiring North was a wise move. - KR” - Gavin Schmitt

Cut Shoot Kill Review at Killer Reviews

A very special thank you to Christopher North, whose only job was to replace and improve on a two million dollar soundtrack of songs I had no rights to use, and to make us truly "original." You are a genius and as talented as anyone I've encountered. You literally had to replace Eminem and Buddy Guy and David Byrne and Matisyahu and Young Jeezy, and you frigin' did it! I owe you a big Hollywood movie some day.” - Director Seth Greenleaf

— Flag Football

The most exciting part of “F(l)ag Football” arrives at the end, when two bitter rivals face each other. But the most insightful scene comes in the middle of this documentary, when the New York Warriors of the National Gay Flag Football League take on a straight team from Long Island."  (Hear cue "Straight Game" in the 2 Million Dollars Soundtrack Reel) ” - KEN JAWOROWSKI

FF in New York Times

“It's unifying theme is recognition...This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of those somber truths and a gesture of protest against them.” - A. O. SCOTT

TTR in New York Times