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12 items from 2016


Margo Martindale Is Very Happy To Be Your Favorite Esteemed Character Actress

26 August 2016 2:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Margo Martindale still remembers the moment she decided she wanted to be a screen actress.

“When I left University of Michigan, I went to Harvard to act in a play at Threepenny Opera with Christopher Reeve,” the actress recently told IndieWire. “I remember sitting on the campus of Harvard, sitting under a tree and a light hit me in such a way. I was just thinking and I thought, ‘That’s what I’d like to do.'”

Read More: ‘The Hollars’ Trailer: John Krasinski Deals With Dysfunctional Family Drama

It may sound a bit like divine intervention, but Martindale had long been thinking about making the jump from stage acting, something she had done since she was just a kid, to the big screen. The Texas native knows the story sounds a little funny, but she delivers it with such conviction that it’s hard to deny. And she »

- Kate Erbland

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Ellen Page Talks Filming ‘Gaycation’ Orlando Special and How Coming Out Freed Her Creatively

26 August 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It may sound odd that a show called “Gaycation” would visit the site of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, but Ellen Page and Ian Daniel seem unfazed.

“We’re here because we just want to see how the community is feeling and dealing with this,” Page says, next to a pensive Daniel. “And just be here for those who feel like they want to share their story.” The two friends and co-producers are standing next to some yellow police tape outside Pulse night club, the site of the deadly shooting that took place on June 12, 2016. The opening credits roll on “Gaycation Presents: Orlando,” and Page’s voiceover begins.

Read More: Lgbtq Filmmakers Grapple With The Responsibility Of Eulogizing Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Gaycation” is a flagship series for Viceland, Vice Media’s television channel, which launched last year and is overseen by Spike Jonze. The four-episode first season »

- Jude Dry

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Ellen Page Talks Filming ‘Gaycation’ Orlando Special and How Coming Out Freed Her Creatively

26 August 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It may sound odd that a show called “Gaycation” would visit the site of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, but Ellen Page and Ian Daniel seem unfazed.

“We’re here because we just want to see how the community is feeling and dealing with this,” Page says, next to a pensive Daniel. “And just be here for those who feel like they want to share their story.” The two friends and co-producers are standing next to some yellow police tape outside Pulse night club, the site of the deadly shooting that took place on June 12, 2016. The opening credits roll on “Gaycation Presents: Orlando,” and Page’s voiceover begins.

Read More: Lgbtq Filmmakers Grapple With The Responsibility Of Eulogizing Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Gaycation” is a flagship series for Viceland, Vice Media’s television channel, which launched last year and is overseen by Spike Jonze. The four-episode first season »

- Jude Dry

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‘Equal Means Equal’ Director Kamala Lopez On The Hard Truths Of Her Gender Equality Documentary – Springboard

26 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

IndieWire’s Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention.

A working actress since the early ’70s, Kamala Lopez has appeared in films like “Born in East L.A.,” “I Heart Huckabees” and “Any Day Now,” as well as a lengthy list of televisions shows, from “Miami Vice” to “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Resurrection Blvd.” Not content with the roles offered to actresses in Hollywood, Lopez began making her own films, and thereby her own opportunities.

With her latest, “Equal Means Equal,” this ambitious filmmaker aims to make new opportunities for women across America, changing the trajectory of her career in the process. Diving into ten topics of gender inequality — from rape culture to the Pay Gap to pregnancy discrimination — the daring documentary connects the dots to reveal a shocking source to all of the above: the failure to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Lopez’s doc »

- Kristy Puchko

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Patricia Arquette Blasts Hollywood for Continued Gender Pay Gap

26 August 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patricia Arquette hasn’t lost her passion for women’s rights and wage equality since she famously ended her Oscar acceptance speech last year for “Boyhood” with a call for “wage equality and equal rights for women.” The actress recently executive produced Kamala Lopez’s new documentary, “Equal Means Equal,” which will screen across the country on Friday to coincide with Women’s Equality Day. “I’ve seen a lot more heightened awareness and talk about the issues,” Arquette told TheWrap, explaining her involvement in a film that outlines a host of women’s issues, including equal pay, rape, child prostitution and pregnancy rights. »

- Meriah Doty

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‘Game of Aces’ Exclusive Clip: Wwi Thriller Follows The Recovery of a Downed German Double Agent In The Arabian Desert

25 August 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Arabian desert is one of the most desolate places on Earth, a barren wasteland that stretches out like a body. The new World War I thriller “Game of Aces” finds itself in the desolate heart of that body and follows the story of a German double agent awaiting rescue. Captain Jackson Cove (Chris Klein), an American pilot flying for the British allied forces, has been tasked to recover Captain Josef von Zimmerman (Werner Daehn) and the information he’s carrying for the Allies. Joined by a young English nurse and German translator Eleanor Morgan (Victoria Summer), the two struggle to find Zimmerman, but when they do, he’s severely injured and suffering from amnesia. Soon, the mission disintegrates into a sandstorm of deceit, confusion and danger, and Cove and Morgan must find a way out. Watch an exclusive clip below.

Read More: Here Are 9 Great Wwi Movies In Honor »

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“Equal Means Equal” Director Kamala Lopez Talks Patricia Arquette and Fair Pay

25 August 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kamala Lopez has been named the 2015 Woman of the Year by the La County’s Board of Supervisors and the Women’s Commission, one of 21…

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‘Equal Means Equal’ Trailer Tries to Crash Through the ‘Brick Wall’ of American Gender Discrimination – Watch

22 August 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The laws that I thought were going to protect me, didn’t.”

Kamala Lopez’s searing documentary “Equal Means Equal” aims to examine how women are treated in the United States today, zeroing in on all manner of issues related to gender discrimination, from workplace harassment to the wage gap, domestic violence to sexual assault.

The film uses both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases to “uncover how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues and…reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.”

Read More: David Oyelowo’s Big Cause: How the Actor Hopes to Bring Gender Equality to Hollywood

Equal Means Equal” features a number of luminaries talking on the subject, including Patricia Arquette and Gloria Steinem. The film had its debut at the Traverse City Film Festival last month. »

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Film Festival Roundup: Sundance Next Fest Adds to Slate, Sidewalk Announces Lineup and More

4 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

– Sundance Next Fest, a weekend-long summer festival celebrating film and music, has added music videos by Mark Pritchard (“Beautiful People”), Neon Indian (“Annie”), Blood Orange (“Best to You”) plus a full slate of Vr experiences and a youth talent show hosted by Craig Robinson to its lineup.

Sundance Next Fest takes place August 12-14 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. To find out more information and buy tickets, head to their official website.

– Birmingham, Alabama’s 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival has announced its full slate, complete with a total of 250 films. The festival will open with “In a Valley of Violence” and close with “Little Sister.” This year’s lineup includes more than 67 feature films and 130 short films from 10 different countries.

“We are »

- Kate Erbland

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'We Need Equal Rights and We Need It Now': Patricia Arquette Explains Why She Started a New Equal Rights Amendment Petition

6 March 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Want to help make equal rights a reality? Sign Patricia Arquette's recently launched petition to make it so. Why the need for this petition and advocacy? The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul. Although the Senate and House of Representatives eventually passed the amendment in 1972, it was never ratified - a shocking fact for many, and a key component to filmmaker Kamala Lopez's new film, Equal Means Equal, which examines the startling effects of gender inequality in the United States, the inadequacy of current laws in place and the dedicated advocates who've »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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'We Need Equal Rights and We Need It Now': Patricia Arquette Explains Why She Started a New Equal Rights Amendment Petition

6 March 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Want to help make equal rights a reality? Sign Patricia Arquette's recently launched petition to make it so. Why the need for this petition and advocacy? The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul. Although the Senate and House of Representatives eventually passed the amendment in 1972, it was never ratified - a shocking fact for many, and a key component to filmmaker Kamala Lopez's new film, Equal Means Equal, which examines the startling effects of gender inequality in the United States, the inadequacy of current laws in place and the dedicated advocates who've »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Gender Equality: Patricia Arquette’s Speech Cost Her Jobs, Jennifer Lawrence’s Family Thought Essay Would End Career

26 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Arquette is a dedicated activist, with years of struggle behind her, but her most effective effort may have been her shortest.

In accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2015, she spoke out from the podium demanding equal pay and equal rights for women. Political speeches at the Oscars are nothing new, but Arquette’s 20-second cri de coeur may have done more to change the world than all the paeans and pleas at all the Academy Awards before her.

The impact of Arquette’s speech, along with the challenges still ahead before her cause of true sexual equality is achieved, were the focus of an intimate “Dinner for Equality,” co-hosted by Arquette and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at a private home in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles Thursday night.

As guests gathered for cocktails, Arquette told Variety she believes she has paid a price for throwing down the gauntlet at the Oscars, »

- David S. Cohen

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