Ondi Timoner (“We Live in Public”) returns to Filmwax for her second visit to talk about her latest documentary, a highly personal film to say the least, called “Last Flight Home”. Behind a white picket fence, on an unremarkable suburban street, we discover Eli Timoner, who founded Air Florida, the fastest growing airline in the world in the 1970’s. During his final days, we discover his extraordinary life filled with incredible success and devastating setbacks, and most importantly, an innate goodness which won him the enduring love and support of his family. Through stunning verité footage recorded by his middle child, “Last Flight Home” takes audiences on a heart-wrenching ride through Timoner’s life, illustrating a modern day success story built on the power of human connection. The film is currently screening at the IFC Center in NYC. It will begin its Los Angeles theatrical at the Laemmle Monica Center on Friday, October 14th. Then it will stream on Paramount+ as of November.
Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”) returns to Filmwax for her second visit (!) after several years to discuss her new thrill ride of a film, “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon” which is now out in theaters. Kate Hudson and Jun Jong Seo star in this mind-bending thriller from visionary director Amirpour. When a struggling single-mother (Hudson) befriends a mysterious mental institute escapee with supernatural powers (Jong Seo), she sees a lucrative opportunity to make some fast cash. But when they draw the attention of a detective (Craig Robinson), their luck starts to run out as the cops close in on their crime-spree.