“The dialogue is so sharp it feels like fiction.” – Diego Costa, Slant
“MOVING. IMPRESSIONISTIC. UNSETTLING." – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
“This film haunted me many months after seeing it,
as did the reaction of the young viewers we showed it to.
SEARINGLY BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL.”
– Pamela Cohn, Filmmaker Magazine
“An ode to life, loss and moviemaking. Powerful. A Gripping Story.”
– Zack Sharf, Indiewire
“A documentary to watch for.” – Film Society of Lincoln Center
“One of my FAVORITE FILMS this year.
It moved me to tears while at the same time raising fundamental
questions about what a documentary is.”
– Ally Derks, Director, Amsterdam Film Festival
“To call the latest documentary from Henry Corra (The Disappearance
of McKinley Nolan) powerful and unflinching only scratches the surface.”
– Colin Parker, Examiner.com
“Pitched like a home movie but crafted with fine, poignant sensibilities.”
– Diana Clarke, Village Voice
“Corra and Nicholson have created a new type of filmmaking.”
– C. Seligo, Amsterdam Diaries
“A provocation from beyond the grave.
A remarkable narrative [with] passionate energy.”
– Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“This is an intensely fascinating film. I can’t get it out of my mind.
It conveys so perfectly what it’s like to be young
— the pain of separating from one’s parents, its urgent necessity,
the need to make art in the world, and how it changes everything to find
— for the first time — someone who really understands you.”
– Sheila Heti, writer (“How Should a Person Be?”)
“If Farewell to Hollywood is a difficult film to watch,
it's an even harder one to look away from.
Part video diary, part family portrait and part fairytale.”
– Elina Shatkin, KCET (Read more)
“With the unflinching honesty of this film,
Regina leaves her mark. Creative, thought provoking.”
– Cary Meltzer Frostick, Film-Forward
“The movie paces back and forth between Nicholson’s joy
with the filmmaking process, and the harsh realities of her cancer.”
– Alex Cohen, Take Two, KPCC (Listen here)