#NFOTD2017 – A Year in Review

As 2017 comes to a close and we gear up for 2018, the time has come for my #NFOTD2017 post.  As you all know, I have been participating in #NFOTD (New Film of the Day) for the past five years. For those who don’t know, NFOTD was started by film-lover and director of photography, Cybel Martin. Every day for the last year, #NFOTD2017 participants have watched a film that they have never seen before and tweet (and/or Instagram) about it.

Here are my #NFOTD2017 superlatives:

Favorite Theatrical Release: Everything, Everything#NFOTD2017

Director: Stella Meghie

Screenwriter: J Mills Goodloe

Cinematographer: Igor Jadue-Lillo

Starring:  Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose


Favorite Streaming/Online/At  Home: Whitney: Can I Be Me?#NFOTD2017

Director: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal

Screenwriter: Nick Broomfield, Marc Noeferlin

Cinematographer: Sam Mitchell

Starring: Whitney Houston


Favorite Most Obscure: A Hotel Called Memory

Director: Akin Omotoso


Favorite Documentary: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Director: David France

Screenwriter: David France, Mark Blane

Cinematographer: Thomas Bergman, Adam Uhl

Starring: Victoria Cruz, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera


Favorite Better Late Than Never: Daughters of the Dust

Director: Julie Dash

Screenwriter: Julie Dash

Cinematographer: Arthur Jafa

Starring: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Bahni Turpin


Member’s Choice: Mudbound#NFOTD2017Director: Dee Rees

Screenwriter: Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison

Starring: Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund

What new to you films did you love this year?  Want to track the films you watch in 2018? Here is the link to the #NFOTDSpreadsheet.  Feel free to save a copy and get to watching!


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