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Grad Film Makes Year-End Lists

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016

"Hello, My Name Is Doris" Courtesy of Newsweek

Film critics are releasing their 'Best of 2016' lists and Grad Film has a few jewels in the crown.

Professor Todd Solondz' film Wiener-Dog made Paper Mag's "10 Best Films of 2016"; and The New Yorker's "Best Movies of 2016," "Best Screenplay," "Best Ensemble Cast," and "Best Dog" lists.

Former Adjunct Professor Michael Showalter's film Hello, My Name Is Doris, made the list of Newsweek's "Top 21 Movies of 2016" and Elle's "25 Best Movies of 2016." The film was co-written by alumna Laura Terruso and is based on a short film she wrote and directed while studying at Grad Film.

Alumnus Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson made Paper Mag's "10 Best Films of 2016," Variety's Peter Debruge named it one of the "Top 10 Films of 2016," and The New Yorker put it on their "Best Dog" list. Paterson was also voted one of the best films in IndieWire's 2016 Critic's Poll.

Alumnus Martin Scorsese's Silence was picked as one of the "Best Movies of 2016" by The New Yorker.

Alumni Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers' new show Search Party made Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best TV Shows of 2016."