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Dan Sallitt
Dan Sallitt (born July 27, 1955) is an American filmmaker and film critic. He is known for his microbudget filmmaking and cinephile film criticism. Early life Sallitt was born on July 27, 1955 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Harvard College in 1976 and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. Film criticism Sallitt moved to Los Angeles in 1976, where he served as first-string film critic for The Los Angeles Reader from 1983 to 1985. He has written film criticism for outlets such as ''Slate (magazine), Slate'', ''The Chicago Reader'', MUBI, Masters of Cinema, and ''The Village Voice''. He maintains a film blog called ''Thanks for the Use of the Hall''. When ''Sight & Sound'' published its list of the greatest films of all time in 2012, Sallitt was asked to submit a list of his top-ten films. His selections consisted of ''Angel (1937 film), Angel'', ''Daisy Kenyon'', ''Diary ...
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The Unspeakable Act
''The Unspeakable Act'' is a 2012 American Coming-of-age story, coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Dan Sallitt. It stars Tallie Medel as Jackie Kimball and Sky Hirschkron as Matthew Kimball, with Aundrea Fares, Kati Schwartz, and Caroline Luft in supporting roles. Framed by her voice-over narrative, the plot focuses on Jackie's Unrequited love, unrequited romantic love for her brother Matthew. The film premiered at the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival, where it won the Independent Visions Award. It received a one-week theatrical run at Anthology Film Archives in New York City on March 1, 2013, and was released on DVD and digital media by The Cinema Guild, Cinema Guild on August 20, 2013. It was also screened at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Best International Feature Film award, and in the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film is dedicated to the late French auteur √Čric Rohmer.Schwartz, Dennis.An intelligent a ...
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