Press & Interviews

IndieWIRE

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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This April (April 3, 2012)
“First-time writer/director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (producer of ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’) debuted this moving drama at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film, inspired by supporting actress Lauren Fales’ life, concerns Maria (‘Raising Victor Vargas’ star Judy Marte), a young woman remaining her life after her mother’s death, over the course of one spring in California. Academy Award nominee Karen Black (‘Five Easy Pieces’) turns in a strong supporting turn as a reclusive hoarder who becomes close with Maria over the course of the film.”
www.indiewire.com/article/the-top-10-indies-to-watch-on-vod-this-april?offset=3

Screen Magazine

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Talking Pictures Festival Announces 2012 Line-up (March 4, 2012)
“The Talking Pictures Festival [...] showcases a high percentage of exceptional works by women filmmakers this year. Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s Maria My Love centers on the relationship between a young woman played by Judy Marte (Raising Victor Vargas) and Maria, an elderly hoarder, played with great emotional resonance by Oscar-nominee Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces).”
http://www.screenmag.com/story/2012/mar/04/9271/

Out Front Colorado

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Cinema Takes Center Stage with Starz Denver Film Fest (November 2, 2011)
“There is a lot of wonderful to be experienced in Maria My Love… Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s debut feature is an impressive mix of women’s emotional stories that doesn’t sensationalize for the sake of drama. Judy Marte as Ana has matured smartly as an actor since making an impressive debut in Raising Victor Vargas (2002). Karen Black as Maria, a damaged elderly hoarder, looks fantastic at 71 and delivers an impressive performance.”

The Denver Post

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At the Starz Denver Film Festival, High Hopes for a New American Era (October 30, 2011)
“Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s mournful and melancholy debut, ‘Maria My Love,’ promises a filmmaker with a steady and deep appreciation of character.”
http://www.denverpost.com/movies/ci_19209618

The Villager Newspaper

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The low-budget movie that could: Former Littleton resident’s debut plays Denver Film Festival (October 27, 2011)
http://villagerpublishing.com/2011/news/the-low-budget-movie-that-could-former-littleton-resident%E2%80%99s-debut-plays-denver-film-festival/

360 Main Street

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Interview with Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (September 28, 2011)
http://www.360mainstreet.com/article/1030/interview-with-jasmine-mcglade-chazelle

Fast Forward Weekly

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CIFF “Best of the Fest” Maria My Love Review (September 22, 2011)
“Beautifully shot on location in Los Angeles [...] Maria My Love is a film that strikes an equal balance between the mental anguish of those central to the story and the stunning cinematography. What’s more, Black’s riveting portrayal of the hoarder deserves an Oscar nod.”
http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/screen/film-reviews/ciff-capsule-review-maria-my-love-8117/

MTV Tr3s

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NYLIFF Delivered Plenty of Thought-Provoking Pelis (August 27, 2011)
Maria won for Best U.S. Film and deservedly so. Its universal acclaim makes us think writer/director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle has a very bright Hollywood future ahead of her.”
http://blogamole.tr3s.com/2011/08/26/nyliff-delivered-plenty-of-thought-provoking-pelis/

HDFest

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‘MARIA MY LOVE’ Review (August 27, 2011
“Judy Marte gives a very moving and excellent performance of a woman searching for solid ground. As she finds an unlikely eccentric friend and confidante named Maria, brilliantly performed by Karen Black, Ana finds herself in an emotionally complex relationship. Karen Black gives an outstanding performance. Lauren Fales and Karen Black’s chemistry on screen is magnificent. Maria My Love is evocative, impressive, and thought provoking in its delivery and execution.”
http://www.hdfest.com/Gerald/new-york-international-latino-film-festival.html

Bio

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Biography Channel Special on ‘Maria My Love’ and Karen Black (Jul 27, 2011)

http://vimeo.com/26968398

BrinkZINE

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Jasmine, Lauren, Judy, Karen & Me (May 16, 2011)
http://brinkzine.com/content/10964/Jasmine+Lauren+Judy+Karen+Aamp+Me.html

Film Comment

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Amy Taubin’s Tribeca Film Festival Year 10 (May 11, 2011)
“Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s Maria My Love stars Judy Marte, bringing a grown-up version of the gravity and honesty that made her so memorable in Raising Victor Vargas to the role of a young Southern California woman who is bereft after the death of her mother. With clarity and subtlety, McGlade Chazelle depicts the seesawing emotions of damaged people who find that attempting to help others heal is an unpredictable and difficult process and won’t necessarily lead immediately to healing the self. […] Might the fact that the director [is a] woman have something to do with how real and surprising the struggles of the central female characters are and how their pain is never exploited for easy drama or sentiments? [...] An auspicious narrative debut…”
http://www.filmlinc.com/film-comment/article/tribeca-film-festival-10th-edition

Society Hae

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Maria My Love (May 10, 2011)
“Karen Black gives a wonderfully intense performance as “Maria” as she literally puts a face to compulsive hoarding, for many people (including myself) didn’t know much about the disorder. Inspired in part by actress Fales’ own loss of her mother to cancer, Judy Marte’s portrayal of “Ana” captures the unspeakable anguish and confusion one might feel in that situation. Set in the lush backdrop of sunny California, Maria My Love is a quiet film that allows the characters and their varied emotions to serve as the focal point. Ana and Maria’s storylines could have been two separate films—a young woman battling through her arrested development due to the loss of her mom and an older woman who hoards and keeps people from getting too close. Filmmaker Chazelle instead cleverly juxtaposes the two plots and transforms Maria My Love into a unique, emotional story.”
http://www.societyhae.com/profiles/blogs/maria-my-love

Big Vision Empty Wallet

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Recap of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (May 9, 2011)
Maria My Love, directed by Jasmine McGlade Chazelle, was a beautiful American feature film that stole my heart with every scene. From the opening camera shots I knew I was in good hands, and I relaxed completely into the slow paced, but never boring, tale of bereavement. [...] Filmed on 7D and 5D cameras, the shots were in vivid tropical brushes [...] Judy Marte and Karen Black steal every pixel on the screen and give it back three fold.”
http://www.bigvisionemptywallet.com/articles/2011/5/9/big-vision-empty-wallets-recap-of-the-2011-tribeca-film-fest.html

Film Journal International

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Less is more: Tenth Tribeca Film Festival offers a strong and varied lineup (May 3, 2011)
Maria My Love, directed and written by debuting feature director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle, shows off the potential of digital capture on a low budget. [...] Wonderfully played by Judy Marte [...] her most compelling connection is to an elderly train wreck of a loner played by vet actor Karen Black in what is a genuine, even astonishing star turn. [...] An incredible performance.”
http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3i57c2f2edbe3d1494784957e38713281b

Awards Daily

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Tribeca Film Festival 2011: What I’ve Learned (May 2, 2011)
“Judy Marte is remarkable as Ana. There are so few actors who have the nerve to play the absolute truth, digging deep. And when the magic happens: the connection to the character being remarkably strong, it is beautiful to see.”
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2011/05/tribeca-film-festival-2011-what-ive-learned/

New York Cool

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Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s Maria My Love
“I’m not gonna change my ways for anyone,’ shrieks Black’s Maria (who happens to share the same name as Ana’s mother), yet Ana keeps trying and the two reach an understanding of sorts that is rather lovely. Marte has a natural presence onscreen. She’s lovely and underplays her part wonderfully. [...] Karen Black’s magic lies in her ability to make very distinct and different acting choices and here she delivers a poignant and unexpectedly revelatory portrayal of a woman who realizes she is stuck in a rut and yet has no way to get herself out it. [...] At the age of 71 [Black] looks good and keeps surprising us with fascinating performances. The industry should finally take notice.”
http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2011/March-April/film-2011_Tribeca_Film_Festival_Film_Reviews.htm#maria

Anthem Magazine

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Tribeca 12 (May 2, 2011)
Judy Marte included as one of Anthem Magazine’s favorite talent from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival
http://anthemmagazine.com/ajax-photo/1967?photos=1

BlackFilm

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Maria My Love: An Interview with Judy Marte (April 28, 2011)
http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2011/04/maria-my-love-judy-marte-interview/

Film Monthly

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Tribeca 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk Maria My Love (April 27, 2011)
http://www.filmmonthly.com/behind_the_scenes_exclusive/tribeca_2011_jasmine_mcglade_chazelle_judy_marte_talk_maria_my_love.html

Movies With Abe

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Talking Tribeca: Maria My Love (April 27, 2011)
“One of the most exciting parts of a film festival is getting to see new talent emerge. It’s just as invigorating and refreshing to see an actress who made her debut at another film festival over a decade ago return with a follow-up performance that’s just as compelling and indicative of great talent. [...] The protagonist, Ana, [is] exceptionally and believably portrayed by the lovely Marte. [...] What makes [the film] work more than anything is the commitment to creating real, believable characters by Marte as Ana, Lauren Fales as her sister, Grace, and Brian Rieger as her boyfriend, Ben. The cast is small but effective, and this rather straightforward story is layered and affecting. To me, this feels like exactly what a film festival entry should feel like, and as result, it’s properly satisfying.”
http://movieswithabe.com/2011/04/talking-tribeca-maria-my-love.html

Wall Street Journal

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Women’s Intuition on the Big Screen (April 23, 2011)
“The festival [...] serves as a platform for feature debuts by several young women directors. They include efforts as [...] emotionally textured as “Maria, My Love,” a redemptive drama from Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (producer of “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703521304576279250410662360.html

New York 1 Noticias

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TV Interview with Judy Marte (April 22, 2011)
http://www.ny1noticias.com/content/cultura_y_sociedad/137872/festival-tribeca—maria-my-love-

Awards Daily

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Tribeca Film Festival: the 10th anniversary (April 21, 2011)
“Oscar nominee Karen Black (“Five Easy Pieces”) has a standout supporting role in “Maria, My Love.” Judy Marte plays a young woman who is trying to find her way after losing her mother. She begins a new romance and also befriends an emotionally damaged hoarder (Black) but is unsure if she is ready to take on either relationship. With Marte as the realistic anchor of the film, Black has room to play. It is a bold role, and she tackles it full force.”
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2011/04/tribeca-film-festival-the-10th-anniversary/

IndieWIRE

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Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers
Maria My Love” Director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle
(April 13, 2011) http://www.indiewire.com/article/meet_the_2011_tribeca_filmmakers_ maria_my_love_director_jasmine_mcglade_cha/

Tribeca Film

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Faces of the Festival
Jasmine McGlade Chazelle: Maria My Love
(April 08, 2011) http://www.tribecafilm.com/news-features/news/ Jasmine_McGlade_Chazelle_Maria_My_Love.html

Tribeca Film

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Official Tribeca Film Festival Guide
Jasmine McGlade Chazelle and Judy Marte Discuss “Maria My Love

(April 11, 2011)
http://www.mariamylove.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MARIAMYLOVE-TribecaOfficialGuide.jpeg

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