Legendary Film Critic and Historian Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie Maltin, co-host of the Maltin on Movies Podcast, are set to headline a Keynote Conversation and Screening Program at this year’s HollyShorts Film Festival. KEEP IT SHORT WITH THE MALTINS, A Special Conversation and Screening will take place Sunday, August 11 at 10am at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. The special event is open to festival badge holders and festival ticket holders.
The Maltins will discuss the role short subjects played in the history of movies and will reveal examples where audiences were exposed to an era when every movie program included at least one short.
Jessie Maltin runs www.leonardmaltin.com and co-hosts the Maltin on Movies podcast. Together they have interviewed everyone from Al Pacino, Angela Lansbury, Mel Brooks and Norman Lear to Jordan Peele, Bill Hader, Amy Adams and George R.R. Martin. Jessie’s greatest passions are traveling to film and theatre festivals around the world and championing indie movies, where she helps wrangle talent on the red carpets, as well as work in the art and wardrobe departments.
Leonard Maltin is one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians. He is best known for his widely-used reference work Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide and its companion volume Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide, as well as his thirty-year run on television’s Entertainment Tonight. He teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, appears regularly on ReelzChannel and Turner Classic Movies, and hosts the weekly podcast Maltin on Movies with Jessie. His books include The 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The Great Movie Comedians, The Disney Films, The Art of the Cinematographer, Movie Comedy Teams, The Great American Broadcast, and Leonard Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia. He served two terms as President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, votes for films to be selected for the National Film Registry, and was appointed by the Librarian of Congress to sit on the Board of Directors of the National Film Preservation Foundation. He hosted and co-produced the popular Walt Disney Treasures DVD series and has appeared on innumerable television programs and documentaries. He is the recipient of awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, American Society of Cinematographers, the Telluride Film Festival, George Eastman Museum, Anthology Film Archives, and San Diego’s Comic-Con International. In January of 2017, he was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) as a testimony of the recognition he has brought to French culture in the United States.
HollyShorts Film Festival runs August 8 to 17, 2019 in Hollywood, CA