Sav Rodgers, Alex Schmider Carrie Radigan, Lela Meadow-Conner, Matthew C. Mills attend the premiere of Chasing Chasing Amy at Tribeca Film Festival at AMC 19th Street East 6 on June 8, 2023. Chasing Chasing Amy was well received by a welcoming audience. The film is a spin on the original film Chasing Amy:
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything’s going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she’s a lesbian.
In Chasing Chasing Amy, 12-year-old Sav Rodgers watched the film Chasing Amy, and his life was forever changed. Developing a kinship — and maybe a slight obsession — with it as he grew into his queerness, he decides to fund and direct a documentary that examines its role in LGBTQ+ film culture. He makes significant progress, even garnering the support and collaboration of its director, Kevin Smith. However, as the production of the documentary continues, Rodgers realizes that the legacy of the film and his relationship with it might be changing. So where does that leave him?
In this celebration of identity and LGBTQ+ film culture, Rodgers provides a new outlook on a complicated classic. By shifting his lens between himself and the participants, which include Go Fish screenwriter Guinevere Turner and Fire Island director Andrew Ahn, this documentary proves how vital nuanced filmmaking, and art in general, can be to LGBTQ+ communities. — — Jose Rodriguez
The reception was held at Hidden Lane in NYC.