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John Slattery to be honored at film fest

JOHN SLATTERY

MNFF is delighted to welcome John Slattery to the 9th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Slattery will be honored for his extensive work as a film and television director. He made his directorial debut on the fourth season of AMC’s “Mad Men,” directing episode four, “The Rejected.” He went on to direct five episodes of the critically acclaimed series. Additional television credits include three episodes of Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love.”

On the feature side, Slattery made his directorial debut with the 2014 release, “God’s Pocket,” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro and Christina Hendricks. The film debuted at Sundance’s 2014 U.S. Dramatic Competition and received a limited theatrical release. Most recently, Slattery directed the new comedic drama “Maggie Moore(s),” starring Jon Hamm and Tina Fey. The film received its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

Slattery will present “God’s Pocket” on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, followed by a Q&A with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven. And his new feature, “Maggie Moore(s),” has been selected as the Closing Night Film, screening at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall Theater. MNFF9 will wrap with an on-stage conversation between Slattery and Craven — a terrific way to bring a great five days to a close.

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