James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

A Few Things About Cancer Review: Intimate & Personal

  • There is much to like about how Kicklighter approaches the filming of A Few Things About Cancer, but mostly it comes down to his ability to capture both the intimacy and personal nature of the story and his awareness that there’s universal messages about hope and perseverance unfolding here.

    May 4, 2015. The Independent Critic >>

Money Has Nothing To Do With Making A ‘Real’ Movie with James Kicklighter

  • A lot of people do put these litmus tests on what it means to make a real movie, and I think it’s bullshit. It’s a real movie the moment that people are watching it and the second that people are writing about it.

    April 11, 2015. Film Courage >>

Director James Kicklighter, Interview Part II

  • In this second half of my interview with the young director, James Kicklighter, he reveals some of his ideals of filmmaking, his admiration for Sidney Lumet and his experiences breaking into filmmaking. Aside from his recent films, ‘A Few Things About Cancer’ and ‘Desires of the Heart,’ James is also finishing up his book on the iconic publicist, Bobby Zarem.

    April 6, 2015. Cinemaman Steve >>

Director James Kicklighter, Interview Part I

  • I was delighted to speak with impressively busy director, James Kicklighter on his latest efforts, the short documentary ‘A Few Things About Cancer,’ which chronicles his friend’s frightening battle with stage 4 cancer. The film is a raw telling of the young Caleb and his loving wife, and offers hope where it would otherwise be lost, and his feature debut, ‘Desires of the Heart,’ the story of an Indian psychiatrist practicing in America while he struggles with identity and his controversial relationship with a mysterious artist.

    April 6, 2015. Cinemaman Steve >>

Director James Kicklighter on Filmmaking

  • [A Few Things About Cancer] is very personal to me, as a cancer survivor myself, and I have to say that I was touched to listen to his story. I feel very honored to be able to listen to how it all unfolded and what his message was to his friend (28 minute podcast).

    April 6, 2015. FilmFervor on iTunes >>