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Chasing Chasing Amy to play at the BFI London Film Festival

Photo Credit: Bill Winters

Chasing Chasing Amy, which premiered at Tribeca, will have its UK and European premiere at LFF next month. Filmmaker Sav Rodgers takes a journey of self-discovery while making a documentary about Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy and its polarizing reputation among LGBTQ+ people.

The feature documentary explores the transformational impact of the ‘90s rom-com on a 12-year-old queer kid from Kansas, coming of age and to terms with his identity. For young Sav Rodgers, the Kevin Smith cult classic became a life raft. As Rodgers examines the film and its making as a cornerstone of LGBTQ+ cinema, he finds himself at a complicated crossroads.

Speaking about the festival release, Sav Rodgers said “The journey of making Chasing Chasing Amy has been eye-opening in so many ways. When I was younger, I felt like I had to defend my connection with Chasing Amy to other LGBTQ+ people despite its deeply personal significance. This movie that saved my life also holds a controversial history in queer film canon. I hope Chasing Chasing Amy and its making shows that things can be complicated, as can people, and the relationship we have with the movies we grow up with can be that, too.”

“Chasing Chasing Amy” is a Professional Amateur, Yeehaw Pictures and Spacestation production. Alex Schmider, Carrie Radigan, Lela Meadow-Conner, Matthew C. Mills and Sav Rodgers serve as Producers, with Jeffrey Weber, Chris Vivion, Tyler J. Emerson, Anthony Pedone, Drew E. Burbridge, and Yana Burhrer-Tavanier as Executive Producers, Sharika Ajaikumar as Editor, and with an original score composed by Jordi Nus. Directed by Sav Rodgers.

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