Films and feelings in Dear Movies zine

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by Steve Watson in May 2019
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“I want it to feel like you’re having a chat with a friend.” Maria Ilana Moore is editor of Dear Movies, the zine that collects personal writing about films and TV shows. Launched at the end of 2017 as a staple-bound, black-and-white publication that Maria made along with “a few of my film-y friends”, it has grown into a thicker zine with a proper perfect bound spine and an international roster of collaborators.

But there’s no chance of it getting any bigger – Maria is clear that her unassuming piece of print should remain a hobby, and in this conversation she explains why she doesn’t have any aspirations to turn a profit, and how the zine is based as much on friendship as it is on a love for the movies.

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