This Is Chad Hartigan: a conversation with the director of “Little Fish”

In this episode of the Looking Closer podcast, filmmaker Chad Hartigan talks about his new sci-fi love story "Little Fish," its focus on the power of memory, and what it was like to make a pandemic-focused movie just in time for a real pandemic.

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What a Chipotle Commercial Has In Common With My Two Favorite Films of the Year (So Far)

Today, at Christianity Today, I have the privilege of sharing about the two movies that have moved, inspired, and impressed me most this year so far... along with a few comments about, of all things, a Chipotle commercial.

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A Film About Reno Without Casinos? A Film About Faith Without Preaching?

So many things make Chad Hartigan's film "This is Martin Bonner" remarkable. In my interview with this impressive young director, I focused on only a couple of things that set his sophomore effort apart from other recent films.

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This is Martin Bonner (2013): (Previously: “Biggest Surprise of This Moviegoer’s Year So Far)

I've reworked my top 10 of 2013 so far, and "This is Martin Bonner" is currently sitting at #1. This isn't just a movie that treats faith with profound sensitivity. It's a film that is beautifully crafted. And it features my favorite performance of the year so far.

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