Review: Considering the Cinema
"The strongest praise I can give Cleanflix is to acknowledge that it actually influenced
my opinion on the matter of edited movies."
Article: City Weekly
Philip Gordon, a featured subject in Cleanflix, publishes a cover story on sanitized films
for City Weekly magazine.
Podcast: CTS Podcast
Cleanflix directors, Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi, discuss the film in-depth on a
special episode of the CTS Podcast with critic Jason Pyles and his co-hosts.
Award: New York United Film Festival
Cleanflix is the recipient of the Best Documentary Award at the 2010 New York United
Festival: Tallgrass Film Festival
Cleanflix has been selected to screen at the 2010 Tallgrass Film Festival. Other films
include Stonewall Uprising and Last Train Home.
Festival: New York United Film Festival
Cleanflix has been selected to screen at the 2010 New York United Film Festival. Other
films include Special When Lit and The Elephant in the Living Room.
Podcast: The Documentary Blog
Cleanflix co-director, Joshua Ligairi, launches a new non-fiction-themed podcast for
TheDocumentaryBlog.com with site editor Jay Cheel. Cleanflix is discussed briefly
as is Street Fighting Man, the new film by Cleanflix co-director, Andrew James.
Festival: Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Cleanflix has been selected to screen at the 2010 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in
Birmingham, Alabama. Other films include Marwencol and Exit Through The Gift Shop.
Festival: Charlotte Film Festival
Cleanflix has been chosen as a featured selection at the 2010 Charlotte Film Festival.
Other films include Holy Rollers and Dogtooth.
Review: UVU Review
"Cleanflix is a gem of a documentary. The story, running at 85 minutes, is well-shot
Workshop: Webster University Film Series
KDHX Media Arts and the Webster Film Series will be hosting a free workshop with
Cleanflix co-director, Andrew James, on August 28, 2010. James will discuss production
techniques, festival strategies, and more.
Review: SLUG Magazine
"Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi join forces and unleash a powerful, poignant and
balanced exploration into the debate of creative control between the customer and the
creator. The question of who really owns the property we purchase ignites a firestorm of emotional intrigue that captivates the audience every step of the way. With the help of
video comparisons, intellectual interviews and well-crafted visuals, the duo has captured
a fascinating debate for both sides, supplying each standpoint with enough screen time to allow viewers to make the ultimate judgment."
Film Series: Webster University Film Series
Cleanflix has been selected to screen at the Webster Film Series, a year-round program
that offers the newest in independent features and documentaries.
Radio: KRCL Radio Active 08.11.10
Directors Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi appear live on KRCL's Radio Active to
discuss the Utah premiere of Cleanflix.
Article: Salt Lake Tribune
Sean Means previews the 2010 Salt Lake City Film Festival and highlights Cleanflix and
Sons of Perdition. Includes a few quotes from directors Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi.
Article: Deseret News
Jeff Vice previews the 2010 Salt Lake City Film Festival and highlights Cleanflix and
Sons of Perdition. Includes a few quotes from co-director Joshua Ligairi.
Article: Indie Wire
Thom Powers (TIFF and DOCNYC) recaps the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival and mentions new projects from Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi (Street Fighting Man and Skeleton Picnic, respectively) along with new projects by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady,
and Judith Erlich.
Panel: Traverse City Film Festival
Cleanflix co-director, Joshua Ligairi, takes part in a filmmaker panel discussion at the
2010 Traverse City Film Festival moderated by Michael Moore. Other panelists include
documentary legend Jon Alpert as well as Sam Dunn of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,
Mark Lewis of Cane Toads, and Michael Webber of The Elephant in the Living Room.
Cleanflix directors, Andrew James and Joshua Ligari, along with producer, Amber
Bollinger, discuss the film in-depth with DocMovies.com editor, Kobi Shely.
Podcast: Film Junk
Jay Cheel discusses Cleanflix on the Film Junk podcast with Sean Dwyer and
Charlotte Cook and gives the film 3 out of 4 stars.
Festival: Salt Lake City Film Festival
The much anticipated hometown premiere of Cleanflix is finally here! The Salt Lake City
Film Festival has selected Cleanflix as their opening night film. Other films at this year's
festival include Alamar, 45365, and Sons of Perdition.
Festival: Hardacre Film Festival
Cleanflix has been chosen for the 12th annual Hardacre Film Festival in Tipton, Iowa.
Other films at the festival include Let Me In, Ballhawks, and American Grindhouse.
Festival: Traverse City Film Festival
Cleanflix has been hand selected by Michael Moore for his 2010 Traverse City Film
Festival as part of the "Dangerous Docs" category. Other films at this year's festival
include Gasland, Collapse, Waiting For Superman, and Restrepo.
Festival: KahBang Music Art & Film Festival
Cleanflix has been selected for the 2010 KahBang Music Art & Film Festival in Bangor,
Maine as one of their opening night selctions. Musical guests include OK Go, B.o.B.,
and Biz Markie.
Film Series: The DocYard
Cleanflix has been selected as the opening night film for the first bi-weekly DocYard film
series in Boston. Other selections include The Philosopher Kings and Last Train Home.
Podcast: Entertainment Overload
Cleanflix co-director, Joshua Ligairi, discusses the film on Entertainment Overload, the
official podcast of Fused Film.
Article: Stranger Than Fiction
A nice write-up by Thom Powers for the Stranger Than Fiction screening of Cleanflix at
the IFC Center, featuring a few quotes from co-director Andrew James during the Q&A.
Article: FilmMaker Magazine
An interview with the co-directors of Cleanflix for the Stranger Than Fiction screening
of the film at the IFC Center.
Review: Pop Matters
"As the documentary follows Thompson’s efforts to stay in business [...] it reveals that
he is dealing with other, more complex legal and moral issues, beyond the copyright
case or the effort to serve his clients."
Preview: NBC New York
NBC New York features Cleanflix in "around the town events" (along with a Courtney
Love performance and Molly Ringwald book signing) and calls the subject matter
Review: Fused Film
"Cleanflix was one of the more insightful documentaries that I have seen [...] Everything
about Cleanflix from content, editing, soundtrack, and subject matter all provide an
excellent viewing experience."
Review: The Film Experience
"Here's to fucked up value systems!!!"
Preview: OC Weekly
A preview of recommended films at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival including
Cypher Vision, Climate Refugees, and Cleanflix.
Review: Cinema Funk
"Cleanflix is wonderfully produced and highly educational documentary with an ironic
twist that poses strong cases for both sides of the issue. The film does not offer any
specific answers, objectively reveals the issues and leaves the discussion open
to the audience."
Article: The Vegas Window
Florida Film Festival volunteer, Nick Martinolich, provides a brief wrap-up of some festval favorites including Homwreckers, Obselidia, and Cleanflix.
Panel: Florida Film Festival
Cleanflix co-directors, Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi, take part in a filmmaker panel
at the 2010 Florida Film Festival moderated by Chris Gore. Other panelists include
Amber Benson of Drones, Camilla Calamandrei of The Tiger Next Door, and Jen
McGowan of Touch.
Television: The Daily Buzz
Cleanflix co-directors Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi appear live on The Daily Buzz,
a nationally-broadcast early morning show to discuss the film with Mitch English and
promote the second screening at the 2010 Florida Film Festival.
Preview: Nashville Scene
Cleanflix gets a nice preview in Nashville Scene as one of the "highly recommended"
films at the 2010 Nashville Film Festival.
Radio: College Radio WPRK
Interview with Cleanflix co-director Joshua Ligairi on College Radio WPRK's Dirty
Podcast: Movie Brain Rot
Movie geek podcast, Movie Brain Rot, discusses the irony of Cleanflix and debates
the question of sanitiizing films.
Brief mention of the film and filmmakers (around minute 42:30) on episode #299 of the
web's top movie review podcast (which is also broadcast on Chicago Public Radio)
when Filmspotting listeners meet up to go see Cleanflix at the 2010 Florida Film Festival.
Review: Film Jerk
"The beauty of Cleanflix is how it provides such a rich understanding of why the Mormon
populace would demand such sanitation to their cinema [...] Cleanflix is a sharply produced,
surprisingly even-handed story of editorial demand mutating into a Wild West mentality."
Review: Orlando Weekly
"I’ll never say this again in my life, but I’m with the Mormons. This balanced documentary focuses on the battle between Hollywood (represented here by a pompous Steven
Soderbergh and Curtis Hanson) and a Salt Lake City chain that edited out the “bad
stuff” from popular films [...] It’s Paradise Lost with magic underwear!"
Preview: Flavor Pill
Jason Jude Chan previews several of the films screening at the Stranger Than Fiction
film series, including And Everything is Going Fine and Cleanflix.
Preview: Hollywood Elsewhere
Infamous blogger, Jeffery Wells, previews some of the films at the 2010 Florida
Film Festival including Best Worst Movie and Cleanflix.
Review: The Examiner
"Cleanflix is a crazy documentary [...] Without spoiling it for anyone, let’s just say the
outcome of Daniel Thompson's story could not have been written better by any
Review: Orlando Sentinel
"These "censorship" issues are still with us and as Joshua Ligairi and Andrew James’
documentary Cleanflix points out, both sides have a point."
Festival: Newport Beach Film Festival
Cleanflix has been selected for the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival and will be playing
alongside such films as Family Affair and Videocracy.
Preview: Nashville Film Festival
A video preview of several documentaries from the 2010 Nashville Film Festival including
Climate Refugees, Queen of the Sun, and Cleanflix.
"The film takes an unexpected but rewarding turn in the third act, shifting from a straight
delivery of fact to a scathing indictment of the hypocrisy behind religious fundamentalism."
Film Series: Stranger Than Fiction
Cleanflix has been selected for the Stranger Than Fiction film series in New York City,
a prestigious film event that showcases the greatest documentaries in the world. Other
recent films at STF include The Cove, Which Way Home, and Food Inc.
Festival: Nashville Film Festival
The 2010 Nashville Film Festival announced their lineup today and Cleanflix has been
selected for competition. Other films at the festival include Family Affair, Saturday Night,
No Crossover, and Dogtooth.
Article: Hammer To Nail
San Jose phenomenon, Alejandro Adams, the director of Babnik, Canary, and Around
the Bay, shares his thoughts on Cinequest 20 and the films that made the biggest
impressions on him.
Article: What's Up Wit' That?
A local San Jose television program mentions Cleanflix on their website and discusses
the irony of the sanitzed movie saga.
Cleanflix has been selected as one of seven audience favorites at Cinequest 20 and
will have an encore screening during the final day of the festival.
Festival: Florida Film Festival
Cleanflix has been selected for the American Independent Competition at the 2010
Florida Film Festival alongside such films as Best Worst Movie, Exit Through The
Gift Shop, and How To Fold A Flag.
Review: San Jose Metro
"Cleanflix cruises to a twist ending that no screenwriter would have dared propose [...]
It's a terrific tale."
Radio: The Trail 103.3
Cleanflix co-director Andrew James appears live on The Trail 103.3, one of Missoula's
most popular radio stations, to discuss the film.
Television: Montana Today
Cleanflix co-director Andrew James appears live on Montana Today, Missoula's NBC
affiliate, to discuss the film.
Interview: BSDFF Blog
Cleanflix co-director Joshua Ligairi discusses the process of making the film with Sarah Truckey.
Preview: Montana Kaimin
University of Montana's newspaper highlights 3 films from the upcoming Big Sky
Documentary Film Festival including Cleanflix.
Preview: Missoula Independent
This preview of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has a full page Cleanflix review. Warning, some spoilers.
Article: BSDFF Blog
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival's educational outreach program will include an appearance by Cleanflix co-director Andrew James at Big Sky High School.
Interview: Toronto Screen Shots
An interview with filmmakers Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi by James McNally of
Toronto Screen Shots.
Festival: Lake County Film Festival
The 2010 Lake County Film Festival has announced that Cleanflix will be leading the documentary competition alongside such films as Still Bill, and Trust Us This is All
The bay area premiere of Cleanflix will be at Cinequest 20. The film has been chosen for inclusion in the maverick documentary competition alongside such films as Buried Prayers, Cooking History, The Sonosopher, and Tijuana Project.
Article: The Independent
An article about filmmaking in Utah was released today in The Independent. It mentions
several prominent Utah productions, including Star Trek, Frozen, and Cleanflix.
Festival: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
The U.S. premiere of Cleanflix will be at he 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
alongside such films as Last Train Home, Reel Injun, Sweetgrass, and Art & Copy.
Interview: City Weekly
An in-depth interview with the directors of Cleanflix by Gavin Sheehan of City Weekly.
Article: Salt Lake Tribune
Cleanflix is included in a write up by Sean P. Means of the Salt Lake Tribune remembering
arts and culture in 2009.
Interview: In This Week
Cleanflix directors Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi are interviewed by Spencer
Sutherland for In This Week.
Fan Review: Big Thoughts From a Small Mind 09.22.09
"Daniel Thompson is a walking contradiction that perfectly encapsulates the religious
versus consumerist debate that is one of the underlying themes of the film."
"Cleanflix is easily the most interesting topical documentary about movies since This
Film Is Not Yet Rated."
Review: CBC News
"Cleanflix is a very smart and critical–but never dismissive –film about two vastly different worlds colliding over artistic censorship."
Fan Review: The Auteurs
"The dramatic twists and turns that emerge are so sordid and bizarre that they could not
have been scripted."
Article: Salt Lake Tribune
Sean P. Means' wrap up of TIFF 2009 mentions Cleanflix, Up In the Air, and Capitalism:
A Love Story, among others.
"Cleanflix casts Daniel Thompson as the David to the DGA’s Goliath before cleverly
turning the analogy on its head when it’s revealed Thompson may not be the squeaky
-clean morality ambassador he was made out to be."
Review: Lucid Forge
"In different hands, the documentary Cleanflix would be a true, holier than thou documentary masterpiece that makes the high-minded average progressive feel superior just by the fact
of its existence. Fortunately, Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi are better filmmakers than
that, and because of their efforts, this film has one thing the average Michael Moore rake
out doesn’t have: pathos for the skewered."
Review: Ain’t It Cool News
"Very compelling [...] Daniel Thompson rivals King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell in being one
of those ideal documentary subjects, who you can’t quite believe is a real guy."
Review: AV Club
"The real story isn't just about intellectual property; it's about the daily difficulties that the devoutly religious have in trying to participate in mainstream American culture while
retaining as much of the purity of their own beliefs as they can."
Article: Salt Lake Tribune
An article by Sean P. Means of the Salt Lake Tribune covering the world premiere of
Cleanflix at TIFF 2009.
Fan Review: Pattie's Pop Culture Paradise
"The filmmakers, Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi, took a subject that, in the wrong
hands, may have come across as boring and preachy, but instead made it into an
enlightening, entertaining, and funny movie."
Preview: TIFF Blog
Sky Sitney, Artistic Director of Silverdocs, names Cleanflix among his top four anticipated
docs of TIFF 2009 along with Collapse, Presumed Guilty, and La Danse.
Podcast: A Damn Movie Podcast
An interview with Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi, directors of Cleanflix, on A Damn
Movie Podcast, the nationally popular podcast, broadcast from Salt Lake City.
Preview: The Hollywood Reporter
The buzz surrounding Cleanflix keeps growing as the film is mentioned in another TIFF preview by The Hollywood Reporter.
A preview of several TIFF films, including Cleanflix, The Road, and The Imaginarium of
Preview: TIFF Blog
David D'Arcy of Haifa International Film Festival names Cleanflix among his four most anticipated docs of TIFF 2009 along with How to Fold a Flag, Snowblind, and The Art
of the Steal.
Preview: TIFF Blog
Basil Tsiokos, Associate Programmer of Sundance, picks Cleanflix as one of his top four anticipated docs of TIFF 2009 along with Ahead of Time, The Art of the Steal, and Inferno.
Preview: TIFF Blog
Karina Longworth of Spout Blog lists Cleanflix among her most anticipated dos of TIFF
2009 along with Videocracy, Capitalism: A Love Story, and Inferno, among others.
Preview: TIFF Blog
Sundance documentary programmer, Dave Courier, picks Cleanflix as one of his top four anticipated docs of TIFF 2009 along with The Most Dangerous Man In America, Colony,
Preview: The Torontoist
A preview of some of the most anticipated films at TIFF 2009, including Cleanflix, Day of
the Dead, and Bad Lieutenant.
Interview: The Examiner
An interview with the two directors of Cleanflix, Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi by
Preview: Salt Lake Tribune Blog
Sean Means, film critic at The Salt Lake Tribune, previews the World Premiere of Clenflix.
According to a new article in Variety, Cleanflix is one of the hot docs to see at TIFF, along
with Collapse and Under the Great White Northern Lights.
Preview: The Hollywood Reporter
Cleanflix is mentioned in the headline of the first TIFF 2009 preview by The Hollywood Reporter.
Preview: All These Wonderful Things
Thom Powers, documentary programmer at TIFF, discusses several films, including
Cleanflix, Colony, and Schmatta.
Festival: Toronto International Film Festival
The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival announces its documentary lineup. Cleanflix
has been chosen for the Reel to Reel program, which features such films as The Art of
the Steal and The Most Dangerous Man in America.