Rob Fruchtman http://kalw.org en Rwanda documentary comes to Mill Valley Film Festival http://kalw.org/post/rwanda-documentary-comes-mill-valley-film-festival <p>Tonight is opening night for the <a href="http://www.mvff.org">Mill Valley Film Festival</a>: the biggest Bay Area film fest of the year. Among the films showing is <em><a href="http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com/">Sweet Dreams</a></em>, the story of a group of Rwandan women who found community and support after the 1994 Rwandan genocide by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister: Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Lisa Fruchtman about the making of <em>Sweet Dreams.</em></p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:36:28 +0000 Ben Trefny 17604 at http://kalw.org Rwanda documentary comes to Mill Valley Film Festival Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-bay-area-director-working-francis-ford-coppola <p><em><a href="http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com/">Sweet Dreams</a> </em>is a documentary that tells the story of a group of Rwandan women who coped with the 1994 Rwandan genocide in part by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister, Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. She worked as an editor on <em>The Godfather II</em> and <em>III</em> and <em>Apocolypse Now</em>, and won an academy award for editing the feature film <em>The Right Stuff</em>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:50:21 +0000 Ben Trefny 17607 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola