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Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Pic ‘To The Stars’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn

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Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Pic ‘To The Stars’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn
Exclusive: Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken North American rights to Martha Stephens’ feature film To the Stars, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Set in a god-fearing 1960s small town in Oklahoma, To the Stars follows bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris as she endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris’ untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.

Manchester by the Sea‘s Kara Hayward stars along with Liana Liberato (The Best of Me), two-time Veep Emmy winner Tony Hale,
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NewFest: Lgbtq Film Festival Unveils Lineup Including Docu ‘All We’ve Got’, ‘Drag Kids’ and ‘The True Adventures Of Wolfboy’

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NewFest has released its full lineup for their 31st annual fest that features the year’s best Lgbtq films from around the world. The fest runs October 23-29 at the Sva Theatre, Cinépolis Chelsea, as well as The Lgbt Community Center in New York City.

As Deadline revealed exclusively last week, the festival will feature Mike Doyle’s Manhattan-set ensemble rom-com Sell By as their opening night film. The film stars Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Buteau (Tales of the City) and Augustus Prew (High-Rise). The fest will feature Martha Stephen’s To The Stars as the U.S. Centerpiece Gala and close with Rodrigo Bellott’s award-winning Tu Me Manques.

NewFest will also feature the world premiere of Alexis Clements’ documentary All We’ve Got which looks into what it takes in America for queer, spaces for women to survive and why/how they are disappearing. In addition, Megan Wennberg’s Drag Kids, which follows the lives of four young drag performers from around North America, will make its U.S. premiere and the fest will have a spotlight screening of Martin Krejcí’sThe True Adventures of Wolfboy, a modern-day fairytale starring Jaeden Martell, John Turturro. and Chloë Sevigny.

NewFest will also serve up some scares with thier queer-centric “HalloKween” program with the transgender vampire film Bit with Nicole Maines, the documentary Scream Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street about the controversial sequel of the Wes Craven classic that ended Mark Patton’s acting career, and the Spanish alien rescue mission film Brief Story From the Green Planet which won the coveted Teddy Award at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival.

The full program of 27 narrative features, 14 documentary features, 15 episodic series, 8 centerpiece and spotlight screenings, and 100 shorts from all over the world. 71% of content is by and about underrepresented voices.

The complete lineup of full-length features can be read below. Read the lineup of shorts here.

Opening Night Gala

Sell By

New York Premiere

Dir. Mike Doyle, USA, 2019, 94 mins

Cast: Scott Evans, Augustus Prew, Kate Walsh, Michelle Buteau, Zoe Chao, Patricia Clarkson, Christopher Gray, Colin Donnell, John Doman

Having been together for five years, Adam and rising social media celeb Marklin are faced with confronting their commitment to each other, while both Cammy and Haley (Zoe Chao) face their own challenges with companionship. Rounding out the lively and talented cast under Doyle’s assured direction is Kate Walsh (Grey’S Anatomy) and Academy Award-nominee Patricia Clarkson (High Art). Imbued with a can-do charm so becoming of our great metropolis, Sell By captures both how we let ourselves go, as well as how we grow closer to those we love.

Closing Night Gala

Tu Me Manques

New York Premiere

Dir. Rodrigo Bellott, USA/Bolivia, 2019, 110 mins

Cast: Oscar Martinez, Rossy de Palma, Fernando Barbosa

After his son Gabriel passes away, conservative Bolivian patriarch Jorge (Oscar Martínez) accidentally Skypes Gabriel’s ex-boyfriend Sebastian (Fernando Barbosa), leading him on a journey from Bolivia to New York City in search for the truth about his child. Based on writer/director Rodrigo Bellott’s own electrifying and influential play, Tu Me Manques is an inspiring story that celebrates community, love, and storytelling, and excavates both familial and international homophobia with tremendous tact and care.

International Centerpiece

And Then We Danced

New York Premiere

Dir. Levan Akin, Sweden/France, 2019, 113 mins

Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili

Sweden’s official selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2019 Academy Awards, And Then We Danced offers a riveting and visceral lead performance from newcomer Gelbakhiani, while featuring dynamic cinematography and a cathartic dance sequence that will leave you breathless.

U.S. Centerpiece

To The Stars

New York Premiere

Dir. Martha Stephens, USA, 2019, 111 mins

Cast: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Jordana Spiro, Malin Akerman, Shea Whigham, Tony Hale, Lucas Zumann, Adelaide Clemens

Set in the conservative, bobby-socked setting of a 1960s Oklahoma high school, mysterious cosmopolitan new girl Maggie (Liana Liberato)—a coveted recruit among the popular girls—takes an unexpected shining to Iris, a withdrawn pariah. As the two teens grow closer, we learn the curious circumstances behind Maggie’s sudden arrival in the small Dust Bowl town.

New York Centerpiece

Cubby

New York Premiere

Dir. Mark Blane, USA, 2019, 83 mins

Cast: Mark Blane, Joseph Seuffert, Patricia Richardson, Zachary Booth, Christian Patrick

Written and co-directed by breakout star Mark Blane and shot in crisp 16mm, this quirky dark comedy tells the semi-autobiographical story of an anxious midwestern twenty-something who moves to New York City in hopes of becoming an artist. We follow Mark as he navigates his new life in this overwhelming city and chemically imbalanced flights of fancy, all while fostering a friendship with Milo, a precocious 6-year-old he begins to babysit in brownstone-filled Brooklyn.

Documentary Centerpiece

Drag Kids

Us Premiere

Dir. Megan Wennberg, Canada, 2019, 78 mins

This documentary follows the four young stars as they prepare for the biggest performance of their lives at Montreal Pride, demonstrating the importance of artistic expression, community-building, and non-judgmental support for people of all ages. A surprisingly moving film about gender, art, and affirming parenting, Drag Kids will have you cheering through tears by its end. This oft misunderstood segment of the drag community deserves more accurate representation in media, and Megan Wennberg’s film is only the beginning.

Narrative Features

15 Years

New York Premiere

Dir. Yuval Hadadi, Israel, 2019, 89 mins Cast: Oded Leopold, Udi Persi, Ruth Asarsai

When his best friend becomes pregnant and his longtime boyfriend starts talking about adopting, the often-unfazed Yoav begins to unravel. Small arguments fester to extreme degrees in Yuval Hadadi’s stunning portrait of a relationship in crisis. Shot against the backdrop of contemporary Tel Aviv, Hadadi explores ingrained pressures on the Israeli Lgbt community in his confident feature directorial debut.

A Dog Barking At The Moon

New York Premiere

Dir. Lisa Zi Xiang, China/Spain, 2019, 107 mins

Cast: Naren Hua, Nan Ji, Wu Reyuan, Thomas Fiquet

While visiting her broken family with her American husband, pregnant writer Huang Xiaoyu finds herself trapped between her cult-brainwashed mother and her secretly homosexual father. An epic Chinese family saga that unfolds over–and weaves together–multiple periods of time, Lisa Zi Xiang’s directorial debut is a masterful tale of secrets, infidelity, and the enormous weight of societal norms.

Benjamin

New York Premiere

Dir. Simon Amstell, UK, 2019, 85 mins

Cast: Gabe Gilmour, Jack Rowan, Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Robin Peters, Arnab Chanda, Jessica Raine, James Bloor, Joel Fry, PhéniYES Brossard, Jessie Cave

Benjamin is an anxious, awkward filmmaker who feels stuck ahead of the premiere of his second feature. His lack of confidence in the film is eating him away, and, though love fuels his writing material, he’s overwhelmed by his self-proclaimed inability to love. When a beautiful young French musician named Noah comes into Benjamin’s life, he begins to let go of his past love traumas and see the light. It’s not long, however, before Benjamin’s insecurities come knocking and threaten to throw his life and relationship into disarray.

Billie & Emma

New York Premiere

Dir. Samantha Lee, Philippines, 2019,107 mins

Cast: Gabby Padilla, Zar Donato, Beauty Gonzales, Chelo Aquino

In the Philippines during the 1990s, out teenager and rock music-lover Billie is sent from Manilla to live with her aunt in a rural village. Sticking out like a sore thumb in her strict Catholic high school, Billie develops an intimate bond with Emma, an ambitious classmate who is hiding the fact that she’s pregnant from their peers. Together, Billie and Emma stand up against oppressive school officials and gossipy classmates, and discover there is so much more to live for aside from religious doctrine.

Holy Trinity

New York Premiere

Dir. Molly Hewitt, USA, 2019, 97 mins

Cast: Molly Hewitt, Theo Germain, Heather Lynn, Imp Queen

Holy Trinity is an absolute acid trip of kinky, drug-induced, gender-fluid adventures through an alternative universe’s Chicago. We follow Trinity, a queer dominatrix, who, after huffing a new brand of magic aerosol, can see dead people.

Last Ferry

New York Premiere

Dir. Jaki Bradley, USA, 2019, 86 mins

Cast: Ramon O. Torres, Myles Clohessy, Sheldon Best

When lonely lawyer Joseph ventures out to The Pines for the first time, he is drugged and mugged, and witnesses a murder on the beach. After he is found and taken in by a group of friends he quickly acclimates, but then begins to wonder, who can he trust? This taut thriller offers a delightfully gay spin on the classic thriller formula and features excellent cinematography from Alexa Wolf, who manages to capture the beauty and brightness of beaches and mimosa-drenched brunches, as well as the darkness that always seems to be lurking underneath this story’s surface.

Monsters

East Coast Premiere

Dir. Marius Olteanu, Romania, 2019, 116 mins Cast: Judith State, Cristian Popa

Presenting a clear snapshot of a contemporary Romanian couple through three distinct chapters, Marius Olteanu’s formal portrait of a marriage in quiet disarray is immersive in its naturalism and sneaky in its sense of humor. Subtly exploring the varied routes through which humans seek connection, whether through an extended all-night conversation with a cab driver or a secretive Grindr hookup, Monsters. is an observational film that refuses to judge its characters no matter how desperate they appear to be at times.

Music For Bleeding Hearts

World Premiere

Dir. Rafael Gomes, Brazil, 2019, 102 mins

Cast: Victor Mendes, Mayara Constantino, Caio Horowicz, Icaro Silva, Denise Fraga

In present day São Paulo, a trio of young hearts are about to break. Ricardo has both a steady boyfriend and a wandering eye for a new coworker. Isabella is taking a break from both her boyfriend and best friend Ricardo. And hopeless romantic Felipe has suddenly found himself caught between the two of them. These three have big dreams, yearning passion, and opinionated acquaintances, but they’re all unprepared for what’s to come from Cupid’s arrows.

Nevrland

New York Premiere

Dir. Gregor Schmidinger, Austria, 2019, Tbc mins Cast: Simon Frühwirth, Paul Forman, Josef Hader

Seeking escape from his drab life at home and at work in a slaughterhouse, Jakob retreats into online worlds in search of excitement. After making a connection with tight-torsoed Kristjan in a cam chatroom, Jakob ventures out to meet up in person, leading to a mind-bending journey to the center of the self that will irreparably alter both of their lives.

Second Star On The Right

New York Premiere

Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 2019, 82 mins

Cast: Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez, Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería, Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez, Lorena Castellanos, Justin Vahala, Gina Medina

In the blink of an eye, gregarious bisexual Emilia (Silvia Varón) has gone from being a core member of a tight-knit group of women to its biggest burden. As her thirties close in on her, Emilia flits from day job to passion project to romantic interest without wholly committing to any. As the group’s focus shifts from friendship to careers, partners, and kids, Emilia becomes yet another load its members must shoulder.

Seventeen

New York Premiere

Dir. Monja Art, Austria, 2019, 104 mins

Cast: Elisabeth Wabitsch, Magdalena Wabitsch

As summer looms in bucolic Austria, seventeen year-old Paula studies and silently pines for her boarding school classmate and close friend, Charlotte, who is biding time with an unremarkable boyfriend and exercising restraint in her shared feelings for Paula. Rather than dwelling, Paula attempts to date Tim, an eccentric but earnest classmate, in turn striking an imperfect balance between erotic connection and attraction that ultimately proves satisfying.

Siberia & Him

World Premiere

Dir. Viatcheslav Kopturevskiy, USA/Russia, 2019, 72 mins

Cast: Ilya Shubochkin, Anastasiya Voskresenskaya, Irina Novokreshennyh, Aleksandr Savin, Viatcheslav Kopturevskiy

Meek farmhand Sasha and policeman Dima have a fraught relationship. They’re brothers-in-law, travel companions, and—secretly—lovers. Over the course of their journey to visit Sasha’s grandmother, unspoken truths are uttered, intimacy is built, and authenticity is challenged. Although they may be far from the peering eyes of their oppressive society, their relationship teeters on a dangerous precipice.

Straight Up

New York Premiere

Dir. James Sweeney, USA, 2019, 95 mins

Cast: Katie Findlay, James Sweeney, Randall Park

Writer/director/producer James Sweeney stars in this witty comedy as Todd, an obsessive-compulsive and Gilmore Girls-loving twentysomething plagued by intense anxieties. Todd has never been comfortable with his queerness, or with most aspects of his life, and consistently struggles with insecurity. That is until he thinks he’s met his soulmate. The only problem? She’s a woman.

Tremblores (Tremors)

New York Premiere

Dir. Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France/Luxembourg, 2019, 107 mins Cast: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Mauricio Armas, Diane Bathen

In Guatemala, earthquakes (or tremors) can be a very common occurrence. Temblores explores what happens to an affluent religious family as a rumbling rift symbolically tears them apart after patriarch Pablo (a revelatory Juan Pablo Olyslager) reveals that he’s been sustaining a loving relationship with another man. What follows is a tale of passionate romance, immense inner conflict and devastating tragedy. Separated from his wife, his children and his life of Evangelical tradition, Pablo initially finds a sense of freedom. But how long can he sustain this new and exciting life when he’s fired from his job and his religious creed begins to take over again?

The Shiny Shrimps

New York Premiere

Dir. MaYESime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo, France, 2019, 103 mins Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Michaël Abiteboul, Geoffrey Couët

After an Olympic swimmer near the end of his career makes a homophobic comment on TV, he’s barred from any further events unless he agrees to coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flambouyant gay water-polo team. They might have the worst record in the amateur league, but they’re dead-set on qualifying for the most prestigious and challenging Lgbtq sporting event in Europe, the Gay Games.

Top 3 (And Other Animated Tales)

New York Premiere

Dir. Sofie Edvardsson, Sweden, 2019, 44 mins

Cast: Eric Ernerstedt, Jonas Jonsson, Caroline Johansson Kuhmunen

In this inventive and bittersweet animated rom-com, perpetual list-maker Anton falls in love with David and the two share a globetrotting young romance. But things start to go awry when Anton realizes that his dreams could be in direct opposition to his crush’s. Sofie Edvardsson’s charming and moving tale of miscommunication, idealization, and star-crossed love premiered at Frameline and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Outfest.

Zen In The Ice Rift

New York Premiere

Dir. Margherita Ferri, Italy, 2019, 90 mins

Cast: Eric Ernerstedt, Jonas Jonsson, Caroline Johansson Kuhmunen

Maia “Zen” Zenassi is a quick-tempered, nonconforming sixteen year-old living in a provincial Italian mountain village. A standout on the local boys hockey team, Zen uses the sport as a vital outlet for rage, an escape from emotional vulnerability, and a stage for gender performance. While being scouted for the national women’s team, Zen develops an improbable friendship with a male teammate’s reluctant girlfriend, causing an icy demeanor to melt away as Zen finally shares a closely-guarded desire to be a boy. Here, an open heart comes with mixed results.

Documentary Features

A Night At Switch ‘N’ Play

New York Premiere

Dir. Cody Stickels, USA, 2019, 72 mins

You are cordially invited to a night at Switch n’ Play! Meet the daring and dazzling Queer artists behind one of Brooklyn’s most popular and groundbreaking performance groups. Come along for the ride as they display their own unique blend Burlesque and drag, and navigate how gender identity, body image, and familial issues affect their performance personas and personal lives.

All We’Ve Got

World Premiere

Dir. Alexis Clements, USA, 2019, 67 mins

Since 2010, over 100 queer women’s spaces—from dive bars to bookstores and dance halls to health centers—have shuttered across the United States. As concern grows over this death and dearth of these essential social hubs, this documentary takes inventory of those that continue to thrive across the country, inciting a powerful conversation about the importance of community. Whether at Alibi’s Club in Oklahoma City or Wow Café Theatre in our own New York City, queer women are tirelessly making room for one another on barstools, stages, and activism’s front lines.

Burn Down The House (Screening with Fabulous)

Dir. Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah, France, 2019, 44 mins

Giselle Bailey & Nneka Onuorah’s immersive documentary follows Kiddy Smile and several Parisian dancers as they prepare to perform in his next concert (and also features Fabulous’ Lasseindra Ninja). After DJing for Emmanuel Macron in a T-shirt that read “Fils d’immigrés, noir et pédé”, Smile was the subject of extraordinary praise and backlash. But he and his friends won’t let that faze them. As they discuss contemporary racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and the art that binds them, these rising stars make it clear that they won’t stop until everyone knows Paris is still burning.

Fabulous (Screening with Burn Down The House)

Dir. Audrey Jean-Baptiste, France, 2019, 46 mins

Audrey Jean-Baptiste’s triumphant Fabulous follows Lasseindra Ninja, a notable fixture of the ballroom scene in Paris, who travels from France to French Guiana in order to teach the art of voguing to Lgbtq young adults in her home country. A powerful and personal look at one woman’s return home, Fabulous gives the gift of empowerment and community to the next generation of queer dancers.

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Dir. Tomer Heymann, Israel/Germany, 2019, 106 mins

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Israel, where both his parents live, and Berlin. The recipient of multiple international porn awards, Agassi built his fame on something considered taboo but enjoyed by millions worldwide. But as Agassi’s success starts to wane, he responds in increasingly self-destructive ways.

Leonard Soloway’S Broadway

New York Premiere

Dir. Jeff Wolk, USA, 2019, 84 mins

Leonard Soloway is a Broadway legend, and he’s got the Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and unforgettable stories to prove it. Narrated by Campbell Scott, this documentary follows the octogenarian producer as he works tirelessly to bring Maurice Hines’ musical memoir Tappin Thru Life to New York City. Interwoven with footage from Soloway’s more than 70 years in show business, the film features hilarious anecdotes about Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, and Elaine Stritch, alongside candid interviews with friends and colleagues including John Slattery, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, and Tovah Feldshuh. Leonard Soloway’S Broadway vividly paints the portrait of a great man of the theater, and pulls back the curtain on what it takes to get a show to the Great White Way.

Markie In Milwaukee

New York Premiere

Dir. Matt Kliegman, USA, 2019, 88 mins

Markie Wenzel, a transgender Tsa agent and former minister, struggles with being ostracized within her conservative community as she debates whether to de-transition. On the eve of her confirmation surgery, Markie professes that she heard the voice of God who convinced her not to go forward with it. In the aftermath of this decision, Markie reintegrates into her family and fundamentalist church, while reconciling the mutability of gender and the explicit and implicit transphobia of those she loves. Shot over ten years, director Matt Kliegman provides space for Markie to tell her own story while beautifully stitching together an endearing and often challenging portrait of gender fluidity, transphobia, and self-acceptance in the American Midwest.

Mr. Leather

New York Premiere

Dir. Daniel Nolasco, USA, 2019, 85 mins

Brazil’s leather community gets up close and personal in Daniel Nolasco’s playful documentary about the titular competition. Nolasco follows judges, past winners, and current contenders for the title of Mr. Leather Brazil, as they prepare for the annual contest, where one participant will win the honor of representing their country at Chicago’s annual International Mr. Leather contest. Combining vérité footage with stylized sequences, Mr. Leather keeps its audience on their toes through its illuminating, playful, and uncompromising depiction of this kinky subculture. Sex, activism, and community-building collide to make Mr. Leather a one-of-a-kind glimpse into São Paulo’s fetish scene.

One Taxi Ride

New York Premiere

Dir. Mak Ck, Mexico/Sinagpore, 2019, 84 mins

When Erick was seventeen-years-old, his life changed forever. Ten years after a traumatic taxi ride, he’s ready to reclaim his future and set out on a journey that will not only shift his path, but that of those closest to him. One Taxi Ride is a thoughtful and delicate look at how sexual violence impacts survivors, their relationships, and their futures. C.K. Mak’s documentary doesn’t turn Erick’s trauma into a source of spectacle, but, rather, a means of healing and honest introspection.

Our Dance Of Revolution

New York Premiere

Dir. Phillip Pike, Canada, 2019, 102 mins

Our Dance Of Revolution is an enriching documentary that celebrates the unsung heroes of Toronto’s black Lgbtq community. Tracing four decades of necessary rebellion while highlighting the crucial role of black women and black queer spaces, director Phillip Pike gives voice to the trailblazers who fought on the frontlines against violence and police brutality via fascinating archival footage and first person interviews.

Queen Of Lapa

New York Premiere

Dir. Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat, Brazil, 2019, 73 mins

Against the backdrop of political corruption and flagrant transphobia in Brazil, the late, great Luana Muniz—cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker since age eleven—minced no words about the challenges in calling Lapa, Rio de Janeiro home. In her hostel, she provided a rare safe haven and a heavy dose of tough love for the next generation of trans sex workers.

Queer Japan

New York Premiere

Dir. Graham Kolbeins, USA/Japan, 2019, 100 mins

While queer and trans subject-matter remains somewhat taboo in parts of Japan, Graham Kolbeins assembled an extraordinary group of artists, activists, and community-leaders who are fighting to shift societal and political perspectives on the Lgbtq+ community. Featuring the country’s first transgender elected-official Aya Kamikawa, erotic manga illustrator Gengoroh Tagame, lesbian bar-owner Chiga Ogawa, and many more, Kolbeins’ film demonstrates the wide range of experiences, identities, and obstacles among Japan’s queer and trans pioneers.

The Archivettes

New York Premiere

Dir. Megan Rossman, USA/Australia, 2019, 61 mins

Led by local heroes Deb Edel and Joan Nestle in the 1970s, a group of young lesbians frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia huddled together and built an accessible archive of lesbian documents and artifacts for those conducting research, both professional and personal. The location: a bedroom in a modest apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America

New York Premiere

Dir. Tom Shepard, USA, 2019, 84 mins

Tom Shepard’s new documentary follows four asylum-seekers from Syria, Angola, and The Democratic Republic of Congo as they try to start fresh in the United States. Subhi, Junior, Mari, and Cheynne have come a long way from home, but their journies are just beginning. Even before Donald Trump’s election, the asylum process has been notoriously labyrinthine for many refugees. Nonetheless, these four extraordinary individuals have persisted tenaciously.

Your Turn

New York Premiere

Dir. Eliza Capai, Brazil, 2019, 93 mins

Lucas “Koka” Penteado, Marcela Jesus, and Nayara Souza were three ordinary high school students whose lives suddenly changed when the state of São Paulo announced plans to close ninety-four public schools. In response to corruption and inefficiency in their government, these teens started to organize. Beginning with protests in which local students occupied their schools for weeks on end, the student labor movement reached extraordinary heights in 2015 and 2016, bringing awareness to numerous injustices in Brazil and remedying widespread problems for the country’s poorest residents. That was until 2018, when Jair Bolsonaro was elected with 55% of the popular vote. As the tides shift against activists and social justice movements, Koka, Marcela, and Nayara are faced with a jarring reality.

Episodic

A Luv Tale: The Series

New York Premiere

Dir. Kay Oyegun, USA, 2019, 75 mins

Cast: Vanessa Williams, Leon, Rotim, Sheria Irving, Amber Whittington

Based on the 1999 award-winning film, writer and creator Sidra Smith brings us back to Harlem: a section of New York City vibrant with brilliant, Black artists in A Luv Tale: The Series. When we meet Taylor, she has a magical one stand with an older woman named Candice. The next night at Taylor’s gallery opening, she meets Candice again. Only this time, Candice is with her husband. (This is when things start to really get crazy.) Taylor then discovers that Candice is not only married to a man, but that she’s also Taylor’s best friend Jake’s Mother. At the same time, Taylor’s roommate Akila navigates her own love life, and her work as a musician, all while still having to defend herself and her sexuality against her Mother who is a famous singer.

These Thems: Season 1 (Episodes 1-7)

New York Premiere

Dir. Jett Garrison, USA, 2019, 82 mins

Cast: Gretchen Wylder, Victoria Ortiz, Shaan Dasani, Nick Park

After realizing she may be a lesbian, Gretchen (Gretchen Wylder) befriends non-binary dog-walker Vero (Victoria Ortiz), who decides to stop training dogs and start training cishets. Vero takes Gretchen under their wing and introduces her to the queer world of New York City as she navigates what it’s like to be newly out at the age of 30.

Work In Progress: Episode 101 & Season Sneak Preview

Dir. Tim Mason, USA, 2019

Cast: Abby McEnany, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous, Julia Sweeney

Work In Progress, a new half-hour comedy series created by Chicago improv mainstays Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, and co-written by Lilly Wachowski is a funny and uniquely human comedy, Work In Progress features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago-based performer Karin Anglin co-stars alongside Celeste Pechous, with Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live) appearing in a crucial role as herself and serving as executive producer. Theo Germaine (The Politician) will also appear as a guest star.

Hallokween

HalloKween Centerpiece

Scream Queen: My Nightmare On Elm Street

New York Premiere

Dir. Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, USA, 2019, 100 mins Cast: Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Following a successful stint on Broadway alongside stars such as Cher, Karen Black, and Sandy Dennis, closeted actor Mark Patton launched his film career with a prominent role in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’S Revenge in 1985. What initially seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime soon became a horror story worthy of its own midnight movie. Appreciated fondly by razor-gloved connoisseurs the world over, Freddy’S Revenge’s intricately crafted gay subtext decimated its lead’s job prospects in a single swipe. In Scream Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street, Patton finally strikes back.

Bit

New York Premiere

Dir. Brad Michael Elmore, USA, 2019, 90 mins

Cast: Diana Hopper, Nicole Maines, James Paxton, Jimmy Jagger, Julia Voth, Mc Gainey

Think Los Angeles is soulless? Try surviving the city’s underground feminist vampire scene. In this comedic-horror flick with a flair for the postmodern, Laurel (Supergirl’s Nicole Maines) leaves the suburbs hoping to catch a breather and a couple of good rock shows while crashing with her with her brother Mark (James Paxton) in the City of Angels. Instead, she quickly finds herself swept up in a faction of vampires with hazy motives. Led by a centuries-old, discerning sanguine by the name of Duke (Diana Hopper), entry into this clique might be more than Laurel bargained for. As the age-old queer girl adage goes, she must find out whether they want to befriend her, date her, or turn her—before it’s too late.

Brief Story From The Green Planet

New York Premiere

Dir. SantIago Loza, Argentina/Germany/Brazil/Spain, 2019, 75 mins

Cast: Romina Escobar, Paula Grinszpan, Luis Soda, Elvira Onetto, Pablo Cura, Anabella Bacigalupo, Leo Kildare Louback

In the eerie early moments of this mesmerizing Teddy Award winner, Tania–a transgender club performer–finds out that her grandmother has died. When she brings her two friends (the depressed Daniela and the dancey Pedro) to visit her late relative’s home, they discover that Tania’s grandmother spent her last years with a very special pal of her own: a small blue alien. Now Tania, Daniela, and Pedro must journey through rural Argentina to bring the alien back home before time runs out for the creature.

Special Events

Crystal City

New York Premiere

Dir. Terrence Crawford, USA, 2019, 89 mins Cast: David Fawcett, PhD

Filmmaker Terrence Crawford delivers a respectful and intimate look into the lives of gay men dealing with the re-emerging crisis of crystal meth addiction in New York City. Crawford expertly traces the history of the drug while making connections to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and mental health in the Lgbtq community. Through first hand experiences we learn about how these men became addicts and about their road to recovery via essential and life changing queer support groups. Simultaneously revealing, compassionate, and deeply informative, this essential documentary humanizes a stigmatized subject matter, ensuring awareness across our community rather than shame and isolation.

Queer Genius

New York Premiere

Dir. Chet Catherine Pancake, USA, 2019, 114 mins

Cast: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, Jibz Cameron Aka Dynasty Handbag

Effortlessly multigenerational, interdisciplinary, and diverse in scope, Queer Genius peers into the lives of five virtuosos who have challenged artistic formalism, gender roles, and heterosexism without apology in both their private lives and creative practices. Composed of rare and in-depth portraits of late experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, the art collective Black Quantum Futurism, East Village poet Eileen Myles, and performance artist Jibz Cameron, this documentary charts the robust family tree of the lesbian and queer avant-garde across six decades. It’s a lineage that shows no sign of growing dormant.

Queering The Script

New York Premiere

Dir. Gabrielle Zilkha, USA/Canada, 2019, 93 mins

Cast: Angelica Ross, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, Ilene Chaiken, Lucy Lawless, Tanya Saracho

Fangirls have long been overlooked and disregarded, but Gabrielle Zilkha’s documentary beautifully honors the queer women who have consistently supported some of television’s most popularly coded shows, such as Xena: The Warrior Princess and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Queering The Script looks at queer representation over past decades—charting its course from mild subtext to fully realized queer characters—and its impact on the women who were watching.

Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies

New York Premiere

Dir. Vishnu Dass, USA, 2019, 81 mins

Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston narrates this exploration of the spectacularly dreamlike world of Salvador Dalí protégé Steven Arnold and his strikingly creative body of work. Arnold’s photography, filmography, paintings, and illustrations are filled with occult rituals, Hollywood camp, and surrealist whimsy. Taken from more than 70 hours of original and archival footage,

director Vishnu Dass digs deeply into the inspiring life of this unheralded multimedia artist and countercultural icon.
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NewFest Sets ‘Sell By’ As Opening-Night Film, ‘Tu Me Manques’ To Close Lgbtq Fest

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NewFest Sets ‘Sell By’ As Opening-Night Film, ‘Tu Me Manques’ To Close Lgbtq Fest
Exclusive: The 31st edition of NewFest, the New York Lgbtq film festival, has unveiled Mike Doyle’s rom-com Sell By as its opening-night film, while Rodrigo Bellott’s award-winning Tu Me Manques will close the fest. In addition, Martha StephensTo the Stars will serve as the centerpiece.

This year’s festival runs October 23-29 at Sva Theatre, Cinépolis Chelsea, and The Lgbt Community Center in New York.

“As we were reminded during this year’s World Pride and 50th anniversary of Stonewall, New York City is and always has been the epicenter of queer life and queer liberation,” said NewFest executive director David Hatkoff. “We are thrilled to bookend New York’s 31st annual Lgbtq Film Festival, our biggest and boldest yet, with two magnificent films set in our vibrant, diverse, international city.”

Sell By stars Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy), Michelle Buteau, Augustus Prew (High-Rise) and Patricia Clarkson. The Manhattan-set ensemble follows a group of friends who navigate their complicated relationships in the city. Adam (Evans) and Marklin (Prew) seem to have the world in the palm of their hands, but their love life could use improvement. Marklin’s rise as a social media influencer, and Adam’s struggle to switch from ghost painting to creating his own work, has caused a rift between them. As their five-year relationship grows colder, they must decide whether to go all-in or explore other options. Meanwhile, Cammy (Buteau) is failing to find her way in the world of online dating, and Haley (Zoe Chao) has to fend off an almost-legal student who’s hot for teacher.

Tu Me Manques is an adaptation of Bellott’s own 2015 play which explores a trio of men and their struggle to reconcile their identity and heritage. Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honor of his lost love, in which Gabriel’s inner turmoil is transformed into an eye-popping gay fantasia. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at Outfest this year and is Bolivia’s selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.

NewFest’s U.S. Centerpiece Film, To the Stars, features Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), Malin Akerman (Billions), Jordana Spiro (Ozark) and Tony Hale (Veep). The story follows a bespectacled and reclusive teen, Iris, who endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates in a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma. Iris finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school who hones in on Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.

Stay tuned for the complete festival lineup, which will be announced September 19.
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Malin Akerman set for a Chick Fight

Deadline is reporting that Malin Akerman has signed on to produce and star in the action comedy Chick Fight, which reunites the actress with Paul Leyden (Come Back to Me), her director on the 2090 short film Bye Bye Sally.

As per the site, Chick Fight will see Akerman portraying a woman called Anna, a woman reeling from the death of her mother, discovering her loving and supportive father is gay, and accidentally burning down her insured coffee shop. After he best friend Charleen takes her to an all woman underground fight club, Anna slowly rediscovers herself, her inner strength and true purpose.

“When I read this script, I immediately knew I had found my next project,” said Akerman. “It’s outrageously funny, but it also finds a fun and unique way to look at female empowerment that I think will really resonate with audiences.”

Akerman can be seen on the
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Malin Akerman To Star In And Produce Indie Action Comedy ‘Chick Fight’

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Malin Akerman To Star In And Produce Indie Action Comedy ‘Chick Fight’
Exclusive: Malin Akerman has come aboard to star in Chick Fight, an action comedy being directed by Paul Leyden. The new project is being produced by Akerman; Yale ProductionsJordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman and Michael J. Rothstein; Idiot Savant Pictures’ Anne Clements; and Ash Christian.

The film, which reteams Akerman and Leyden after they worked together on the 2009 short film Bye Bye Sally, will be presented to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

The original script from Joseph Downey centers on Anna (Akerman), who still hasn’t reconciled with the recent death of her adored mother. She’s also just discovered her loving and supportive father is gay. And she accidentally burns down her uninsured coffee shop. Knowing Anna needs to be abruptly shaken and stirred from her deep funk, her best friend Charleen takes Anna to an all-women underground fight club,
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Ken Marino, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman & More Are Having A ‘Sleepover’ With Netflix

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Exclusive: As part of Netflix’s growing slate of live-action family films aimed at kids and teens, the streamer has started production on the Ld Entertainment production The Sleepover directed by Pitch Perfect 3 filmmaker Trish Sie.

Pic, written by Sarah Rothschild, follows two siblings who discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection. Mom is forced to pull one last job, and the kids team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night. Marino will play Glen Finch, the father of the kids and the husband who learns many unexpected new facts about his wife.

Boasted by a large ensemble cast, The Sleepover stars Sadie Stanley (Kim Possible), Maxwell Simkins, Ken Marino, Cree Cicchino, Lucas Jaye, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma
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Damon Lindelof Is Open to ‘Watchmen’ Film Cast Appearing in His HBO Adaptation – But in Different Roles

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Damon Lindelof Is Open to ‘Watchmen’ Film Cast Appearing in His HBO Adaptation – But in Different Roles
Although Zack Snyder’s 2009 film adaptation of “Watchmen” has no connection to Damon Lindelof’s upcoming TV version for HBO, that doesn’t mean those actors are off-limits.

Snyder’s film, which is more of a straight re-telling of Alan Moore’s acclaimed work, features a cast that includes Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup and Jackie Earl Haley. Lindelof, who is spearheading the upcoming adaptation for HBO, told TheWrap that he’s open to casting them, just in different roles.

“Maybe. Again, I don’t want to be cutesy about it. Our ‘Watchmen,’ with two notable exceptions, is trying to introduce new characters as opposed to dwelling on characters from the classic. But never say never.” Those two exceptions: Jeremy Irons portrays an older version of Ozymandias/Adrien Veidt (played by Goode in the film) and Doctor Manhattan (Crudup) appears to be a factor.
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Exclusive Interview: Robin Givens Teases 'Ambitions' is Full of "Drama, Drama, Drama"

At long last, Jamey Giddens' highly anticipated primetime soap opera, Ambitions, premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Own, following a new episode of The Haves and the Have Nots. Ambitions explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The series centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Full descriptions of ensemble below:

Givens plays the sophisticated Stephanie, who hails from a long line of distinguished attorneys. Stephanie desperately wants to be in charge of her family's prestigious law firm and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

We Love Soaps caught up with Givens when we visited the Ambitions set in Atlanta. Check out what she had to say in our interview below.
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Exclusive Interview: Brian J. White Loves Shooting 'Ambitions' in Atlanta

We are only four days away from the premiere of the Jamey Giddens-penned and Will Packer-produced primetime soap opera Ambitions, which debuts on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m. Et on Own. Ambitions is a multigenerational family saga centered around one woman who, having recently relocated and intent on revitalizing her marriage, finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city. Brian J. White stars as Evan Lancaster, the Mayor of Atlanta who is married to attorney Stephanie Carlisle (Robin Givens). Evan's dream is to be the first African-American governor of Georgia and there's no line he won't cross to get there.

The all-star cast also includes Essence Atkins as Amara Hughes, a lawyer in the U.S. Attorney's Office who has newly arrived in Atlanta with her husband, Titus (Kendrick Cross); Brely Evans as Rondell, Evan's sister, who runs a
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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’

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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’
Well, this is it, folks. Time to talk about one of the most important film events of the year — the Cannes Film Festival — and which buzzy titles are up for grabs this year.

There’s a hot package starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish titled “Down Under Cover.” Roland Emmerich directs a sci-fi project called “Moonfall.” Newly minted Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars with Anthony Hopkins in a drama called “The Father.” And Anthony Mackie reunites with “Avengers” co-star Samuel L. Jackson in “The Banker,” while the Russo Brothers reteam with Tom Holland for “Cherry.”

This year’s lineup features everything from space odysseys to WWII dramas to rom-coms to political dramas. Some directors are heading back to the Croisette for their sixth time to compete (“Oh Mercy!” director Arnaud Desplechin), while others, like Florian Zeller, are traveling to the French Riviera town for the first time.

Also Read: Chris
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Easy

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: 25 (half-hour).

Seasons: Three.

TV show dates: September 22, 2016 — May 10, 2019.

Series status: Ended.

Performers include: Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit, Kiersey Clemons, Jacqueline Toboni, Aislinn Derbez, Raul Castillo, Zazie Beetz, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer, and Danielle Macdonald.

TV show description:

From creator, writer, and director Joe Swanberg, the Easy TV show is a modern, urban, scripted comedy anthology.

Easy follows diverse Chicagoans on their quest for sex and love. The series also explores what impact technology and the larger culture have upon their
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Billions: Season Four Viewer Votes

How do you like Chuck, Axe, and Wendy teaming up during the fourth season of the Billions TV show on Showtime? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Billions is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Billions season four episodes here. *Status update below.

A Showtime finance and legal drama, Billions stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, and Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades. The cast also includes Toby Leonard Moore, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. John Malkovich, Clancy Brown, Samantha Mathis,
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Billions: Season Five Renewal Announced for Showtime TV Series

Showtime is greedy for more Billions. The network just announced they've renewed the TV show for a fifth season.

The drama series is set in the world of high finance and centers on the conflict between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.

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Billions: Season Four Ratings

Last year, ratings for the Billions TV show on Showtime continued to fall, but it was renewed anyhow. In the fourth season, can it regain some of the viewers it has shed, or will it fall even further? Will Billions be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A finance and legal drama, Billions stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, and Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades. The Showtime cast also includes Toby Leonard Moore, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. John Malkovich, Clancy Brown, Samantha Mathis, Kevin Pollak, Jade Eshete and Nina Ariandal are among the guest stars this time around.  

In season four of Billions, Chuck, Bobby, and Wendy have formed an uneasy alliance, in order to wipe out their rivals. Meanwhile, the
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‘Billions’ Renewed For Season 5 By Showtime

Ahead of Billions‘ Season 4 finale, Showtime has ordered a fifth season of the hit drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The renewal comes amid strong viewership numbers for Billions, which is currently averaging 4.2 million viewers per week across platforms.

“Billions’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their brilliant cast have in store for us in season five.”

When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, have come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich
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"Billions" Renewed for Season 5 at Showtime

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Billions” has been renewed for a fifth season at Showtime.

The news comes as the hit drama series is still in the midst of its fourth season, with the fourth season finale set to air on June 9. The series was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Andrew Ross Sorkin also created the series. It stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. Season 4 has also featured guest stars such as Clancy Brown, John Malkovich, Samantha Mathis, Kevin Pollak, Jade Eshete, and Nina Arianda.

“’Billions’’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their
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Billions Renewed for Season 5

Showtime will continue investing in Billions: The premium cabler has renewed its drama series for Season 5, TVLine has learned.

“Billions‘ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment at Showtime. “We’re loving Season 4 and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian [Koppelman] and David [Levien] and their brilliant cast have in store for us in Season 5.”

In the show’s fourth season — which is currently airing Sundays at 9/8c — former enemies Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) have formed an uneasy but
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Ift heads to Cannes with Sundance entry 'To The Stars' (exclusive)

CAA represents Us rights; deal expected soon.

International Film Trust (Ift) has boarded sales rights to Sundance selection To The Stars and will kick off talks with buyers in Cannes.

CAA represents Us rights and a Us deal is expected soon. Ift head of international Todd Olsson will present colour and black-and-white versions of the film to international buyers on the Croisette.

Martha Stephens (Land Ho!) directed the coming-of-age story about a shy farmer’s daughter in 1960s Oklahoma who strikes up a friendship with a lively city transplant that will change their lives forever.

Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom) and
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Easy: Season Three; Netflix Teases the Final Season (Video)

"I want to try other things." Netflix just released a new preview for the third and final season of Easy.

From Joe Swanberg, the comedy-drama follows diverse Chicagoans on their quest for sex and love. The series also explores what impact technology and the larger culture have upon their lives. The cast includes Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, and Elizabeth Reaser.

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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Kidding’ and more

Emmys 2019 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Kidding’ and more
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Black Monday” (Don Cheadle), “Kidding” (Jim Carrey) and “Who is America?” (Sacha Baron Cohen), returning Emmy contenders “Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) and “Shameless” (William H. Macy) plus limited series “Escape at Dannemora” as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Showtime lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEEShowtime has never won the Best Limited Series Emmy, but ‘Escape at Dannemora’ can change that

The Affair

Drama Series

Drama Actress – Ruth Wilson

Drama Actor – Dominic West

Drama Supporting Actress – Sanaa Lathan, Maura Tierney

Drama Supporting Actor – Joshua Jackson,
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