James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

Good Will Hunting vs. Taxi Driver and Cinderella vs. The Little Mermaid

  • Director James Kicklighter debates Good Will Hunting vs. Taxi Driver at 9:00 and Cinderella vs. The Little Mermaid at 14:20 for Film Fights podcast.

    April 1, 2017. Film Fights Podcast >>

Updates on “Erk”

  • ‘We have spent a lot of time developing the script, interviewing hundreds of people within Erk’s network across the country, with the support of his family, friends, and former athletes, as well as arranging cameos from various athletic, political, and pop culture figures,’ Turpin and Kicklighter said in a collective statement. ‘With a movie like this, there is no second chance, no remake. You only get one shot, and we intend to get it right. There’s no reason to rush that process.’

    March 30, 2017. The George-Anne >>

ATLFF: Defining Atlanta through film

  • The ‘Ah, My Hometown’ segment of short films explored everything from Atlanta’s place within the American South, our city’s role in changing journalism and the ethics of our state’s organ transplant system. ‘American Moderate‘, ‘7 Days’ and ‘Digital Edition‘ put a unique lens on how Atlantans and Georgians are front and center of some of our greatest national conversations.

    March 30, 2017. Atlanta Proper >>

Meet the unexpected trio getting to the heart of America’s crisis of values

  • The most surprising element to me has been the commonality of values across all segments of society. It’s easy for us to put people in boxes, and divisive politics has a lot to do with that. Because many of us are viewing everything in national discussion through a political lens, it has become quite difficult to cut below that and understand the real issues facing our country.

    March 16, 2017. Unite for America >>

Review: Digital Edition

  • Director James Kicklighter highlights the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s metamorphosis to high speed around-the-clock purveyor of information and he does it fast, 26 minutes in and out, no wasted motion.

    March 14, 2017. Film Threat >>