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'Jakob's Wife' Is one Wild, Feminist, Vampiric Ride of a Horror Flick

Jakob’s Wife has the camp quality of a well-worn 1980s' horror you’d rent on VHS so you could either comfort your date or scare the crap out of your friends, and that’s quite intentional. The film stars horror icons Barbara Crampton (known for 1980s'...

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‘Voyagers’ Explores the Core of Humanity Whilst Hurtling Through Space

Voyagers is set in the not-so-distant future when Earth is rapidly becoming uninhabitable and humankind needs to seek life on other planets. The story follows a space crew solely made up of young people who were bred and trained for this mission sinc...

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‘Collective’ Documents Corruption and Tragedy in Romania

It began with a devastating fire at Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, which killed 27 people. Over the course of the next few weeks, more victims who were supposed to be on the road to recovery died, bringing the death toll to 64. This is the catalyst...

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'Amundsen' Explores the Life of the First Man to Reach the South Pole

He beat the British to the South Pole, then studied the ocean streams in the Arctic Ocean for nearly five years. He’s one of the most daring, prolific explorers in modern history, and he's finally getting the film he deserves.

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‘French Exit’ Allows Michelle Pfeiffer To Float Gloriously In a Unique Reality

French Exit has notes of The Squid and The Whale and whimsy reminiscent of Wes Anderson, but director Azazel Jacobs, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, and writer Patrick DeWitt (based on his novel of the same name) have created a universe all their own. One...

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'Vida' Screenwriter Nancy Mejía on The Disruptors Fellowship

Writer-director-producer Nancy Mejía (Vida, The L Word: Generation Q) knows firsthand how important a mentorship can be in Hollywood. 

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Writer-Director-Producer Jett Garrison On the Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation In Film & TV

After years of kicking around his script, picking it up and putting it down, Jett Garrison completed Quick Quick Slow. Now, the feature is a finalist in OUTFEST’s Screenwriting Lab and Garrison is ready to finally get the project up off its feet. 

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Rising Through The Ranks: Screenwriter Aarthi Ramanathan

As an eight-year-old child, Aarthi Ramanathan, and her family, were ripped from their home in Kuwait and forced into a refugee camp. It was the beginning of the Gulf War, and within what seemed like moments, Ramanathan’s life turned upside down; she ...

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Writer-Director Stephen Kijak on 'Shoplifters of the World'

When iconic English rock band THE SMITHS broke up in 1987, their legions of highly devoted superfans around the world were crushed. Fans' devotion to the band's music elicited tears, heartbreak, anger, confusion and, as an urban legend has it, a host...

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