LONDON’S NEWPORT CINEMA: ‘THE BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK’
The Best Mom Moment of the Week is an award for movies that celebrate the best moments in the life of a family.
This week’s winner was the documentary LONDON NEWPORT FILM, about a group of friends who set out to raise money for a charity of the same name.
The film, about five friends in London, is about their quest to raise the $100,000 needed to launch a movie theater in the area, after they heard that the venue was being torn down.
“I thought, ‘This is just brilliant,'” the film’s director, Tom Shaver, told Buzzfeed.
“We’ve got a great story, and the idea is to do something that’s so much bigger than us.”
Shaver says the story of the movie, about the friends and their families, is a “true story” about the true power of the film festival circuit.
“It’s not just the people who get to see it, but the audience,” he said.
“I think this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life.
We’ve all got this dream to do this, and we’ve all been together for a long time, and now it’s finally happening.”
The film premiered at the New York Film Festival in January, and has already received rave reviews from critics.
Shaver told BuzzFeed that he’s thrilled to be part of the New England Film Festival, and is looking forward to filming in London next year.
“This is my second film here, and I think the first was really a success,” he told Buzzed.
“This one is even better.”