Exit Elena is darkly comedic home movie about a live-in aide (newcomer Kia Dvavis) and a family in crisis. Most notable is that the matriarch who hires Elena is played by Nathan’s mother, Cindy, who is not a professional actor. The film is entertaining on many levels, capturing a moment in time in a young woman’s life when she is trying to make her own way in the world.
Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films. This episode is sponsored by Fandor.
Adam Schartoff worked in the music industry for many years and has written for a variety of film publications, including Filmmaker Magazine, POV’s blog, Tribeca Film’s blog, Hammer to Nail and the New York Times blog, The Local. In February of 2011 Adam started a film screening series in Brooklyn called the Filmwax Film Series. From its humble beginnings in the back room of a quiet Park Slope bar, the series eventually spread to various venues which include the Brooklyn Museum, the 92YTribeca, reRun Theater and the Maysles Cinema. Adam also works locally with several film festivals in various capacities including the Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC, and the Northside Music & Film Festival. Adam has been the host, producer and editor of his podcast since September of 2011. The podcast is fast approaching its 200th episode.