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MEET THE DIRECTOR OF COLD IN JULY – JIM MICKLE
June 13, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
You will be able to meet and talk with Jim Mickle, director of COLD IN JULY. Jim, who is from the Reading area has made his mark in the film industry. Jim Mickle was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania in 1979. Mickle was inspired to become director after he saw Army of Darkness. He attended New York University and graduated in 2002. He worked as a production assistant and grip on a series of films by first-time directors who had not gone to film school. The experiences were frustrating for him, and he described the films as vanity projects. Mickle prefers directing and editing to writing, and he is attracted to the flexibility and intensity of horror films. Mickle and Nick Damici met while working on a student thesis film in 2001. While there, they came up with the idea for a zombie film. This concept eventually morphed into their first collaboration, Mulberry Street, a horror film about gentrification in New York City.Mickle’s second film, Stake Land, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. His 2013 film We Are What We Are was screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. COLD IN JULY has been nominated for The Grand Jury Prize in the Sundance Film Festival 2014
A reception will be held after the showing for those attending the 7PM Friday, June 13 showing.