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
January 11th, IFC Center, New York City (SOLD OUT)
January 14th, Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn (SOLD OUT)
March 24th, The Film Society of Summit, New Jersey (NJ Premiere)
March 26th, Alamo Draft House, Yonkers
March 27th, Garden State Film Festival, Jersey Shore
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.