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FEATURE FILM (2019)

On the eve of the publication of their book The Sopranos Sessions, TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz meet at Holsten’s in Bloomfield, New Jersey, the location of the controversial last scene of The Sopranos. Their wide-ranging conversation covers television, movies, psychiatry, gangsterism, their 20-year friendship, and their experience covering the series for The Star-Ledger of Newark, the newspaper that Tony Soprano picked up at the end of his driveway.

Premiere:  Friday, January 11th IFC Center NYC

Abrams Books Presents a Sirk Production

Directed by: Kristian Fraga

Produced by: Kristian Fraga, Marc Perez, & John L. Sikes

Executive Produced by: Paul Colarusso

Distributed by Sirk

SCREENINGS

January 11th, IFC Center, New York City (SOLD OUT)

January 14th, Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn (SOLD OUT)

More Screenings Coming Soon!


THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS

By Matt Zoller Seitz, and Alan Sepinwall

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

PRESS

Exclusive Excerpt: ‘The Sopranos Sessions’ Goes Inside Groundbreaking HBO Show

To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz take a deep dive, breaking down every episode and talking with tight-lipped creator David Chase

Groundbreaking Series 'The Sopranos' Gets a Weeklong Tribute Event in New York

The lineup also includes the world premiere of the documentary My Dinner with Alan

Does Tony Live or Die at the End of ‘The Sopranos’?

The ultimate debate about TV’s most famous ending.

‘The Sopranos’ is still the greatest television show of all time

– this new 20th anniversary book won’t let you forget

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Deep Dive Back Into ‘The Sopranos’

The world of TV now “barely resembles the one into which Tony Soprano’s SUV rumbled back in 1999,” the critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall write in “The Sopranos Sessions.”

15 Surprising Facts You Never Knew about ‘The Sopranos’

To mark the show's 20th anniversary, "The Sopranos Sessions" uncovered fascinating details about the greatest TV series ever.

Book Excerpt: Revisiting ‘Pine Barrens’ with ‘The Sopranos Sessions’

A discussion with David Chase, Terence Winter, and Steve Buscemi, from the 20th anniversary book by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall.

My Dinner with Alan offers a compelling discussion of ‘The Sopranos’

The title of the film is a clear reference to My Dinner with Andre, and its opening scenes—