Thursday, October 29, 2009

Roma: Libero-news Magazine

"80 minutes of wrestling and fighting for freedom, an eye that knows how to subvert the common perspective by showing us a universe of blood and theatrical agility, uncomfortable clothes and strong women. The stuff of envy for Aronofsky and Rourke. " 
-Boris Sollazzo, 'Liberation', 22 October 2009


Roma: Il Sole 24,

"But to knock out the festival, the irresistible Mamachas del Ring, yet another pearl of the Extra section--a story of sisterhood and struggle. Free in all senses."

Roma: Metronews, "Mamachas del Ring, La 'Chicca' di Roma"

"One of the best films of the Rome Film Festival is Mamachas del Ring, a documentary directed by New Yorker Betty M Park." - Metronews

Monday, October 26, 2009

Brazil: 25 Oct 09 JB Online article on Mamachas

This article is based on an interview I did during the Montreal World Film Festival, with Brazilian journalist Daniel Schenker.

Check it: JB Online, Oct. 25, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rome: Day 1

Made it to the airport just in time to board the plane, and conked out shortly thereafter. When I awoke, I thought we might be in Rome. But actually, we were still on the runway waiting to take off.

Except for that minor delay, things have gone swell. I met some of the festival staff and they are truly, wonderful people...and the venue is amazingly beautiful, just like the city.

If you're around the internets on Monday, 19 Oct @ 10am (Rome time), check out a live feed of "meet American Independent Filmmakers" hosted by the US Embassy Rome.

Live feed to American Independent Filmmakers: featuring Betty M Park, Michael Sládek, & Suzi Yoonessi

The event will be also visible on Facebook


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


check it

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Reitman, Ivory, Hallstrom and New Moon Head To Rome Fest

Reitman, Ivory, Hallstr�m and 'New Moon' Head To Rome Fest

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The countdown...

4 more working days until the end of this series,
6 more days until I find out exactly how traumatic my wisdom teeth extraction will be,
9 more days until I'm off to Rome,
10 days until the beginning of the Uruguayan film series at BAM, which I will miss but you definitely shouldn't. Check it out:
Go Uruguay! (no really, that's the title)

Brush up on your Italian?,0,4213963.story

Or maybe your Spanish:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


More blove from an Italian blog,, about the upcoming Int'l. Rome Film Festival:

"On the slopes of the Bolivian Andes, an indomitable group of local women who organize a women's league of "lucha libre" (the equivalent of U.S. wrestling) are met with suspicion and prejudice throughout the country. Before long, however, they become the darlings of the public and find themselves facing the most difficult battle against the jealousy and greed of those who want to exploit their winning image. The unbridled visual talent of the director Betty M. Park incorporates stop-motion animation with a story of female redemption  in vivid colors, in which the dignity and tradition, the document and the caricature, join forces against all abuses."


(Please excuse the rough and tough google translation, and find the more eloquent version in Italian here

Margaret Mead Fest tix are online

Friday, November 13th, 2009, 9:15pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th street

Get 'em while you can

Bloglove, blove?

Thanks for the shout outs, Yonderpaw and Homunculus!