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Sasha Lane Discusses Her Gay Identity in ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ — Sundance 2018

Sasha Lane Discusses Her Gay Identity in ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ — Sundance 2018
Sasha Lane, who made waves for her assured and naturalistic performance in 2016’s “American Honey,” discussed her gay identity in an interview for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival. Lane was promoting the new Lgbt film “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” which premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. While Lane has been out as bisexual since 2015, she has never discussed her sexuality openly in the context of her career before.

In the film, Lane plays Jane, a teenager at a conversion therapy center, who befriends the titular main character, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. The story follows Cameron’s experience at the treatment facility after she is caught having an affair with a female classmate on prom night. Her religious parental guardians (her parents are dead) send her to conversion therapy against her will, where she meets other queer people for the first time.

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Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny Drama ‘Lizzie’ Chased by IFC, Magnolia, Roadside

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Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny Drama ‘Lizzie’ Chased by IFC, Magnolia, Roadside
Three distributors – Roadside Attractions with Saban Films, IFC and Magnolia Pictures – are chasing the ax-murderer period drama “Lizzie,” an individual with knowledge of the negotiations told TheWrap. Four offers have been submitted, the fourth distributor bidding on the film was not identified. “Lizzie” stars Chloe Sevigny as Lizzie Borden, who was tried and acquitted for the 1892 ax murders of her father and stepmother. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, who plays a servant hired by Borden’s family, and there is an intense lust and desire between the two that culminates in the, graphic and extremely violent, infamous murders. Denis O’Hare also stars...
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Joan Jett: Rock Music ‘Will Never Be Dead’ (Watch)

Joan Jett: Rock Music ‘Will Never Be Dead’ (Watch)
Music icon Joan Jett doesn’t think that rock music will ever die.

“It could be dead to the radio. It could be dead, to a degree, commercially. It’ll never be dead as long as there are guitars and amps that you can plug in,” Jett said at the Variety Studio presented by At&T while promoting her new documentary “Bad Reputation. “I’m telling you, you’ll never get the same feeling. It’s not criticism because people have to use the means they can or that they like; music is subjective. But you won’t get the same feeling from a drum machine that you’re going to get from sitting behind the drums. Playing a guitar on the keyboards is not the same thing as feeling the wood vibrate through your body from your pelvic bone.”

Jett, a musician, actress, and producer, first rose to prominence in the ’80s with her version of the
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Alison Brie Defends James Franco After Scarlett Johansson Trashes Him

Alison Brie has stepped up to defend James Franco, one day after Scarlett Johansson trashed him at the 2018 Women’s march in Los Angeles. Brie said she “really admires” his handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Brie, of course, has a family connection. She’s married to brother Dave Franco. Johansson belongs in a special class of hypocrites that includes Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have all appeared in Allen's films and claim to be feminists. ...Read More
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Scarlett Johansson Hypocrisy: Calls Out James Franco; Silent on Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco at the 2018 Women’s March in what amounts to the height of hypocrisy. She’s been silent on alleged child abuser Woody Allen, yet had the audacity to demand of Franco, “I want my pin back.” Johansson certainly had plenty of reason to call him out at the march, but she gives Time's Up a bad name for situational ethics and exploiting an issue for publicity. Johansson belongs in a special class of hypocrites along with Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have all appeared in his films. ...Read More
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Lizzie review – juicy role for Chloe Sevigny in gruesome lesbian axe-murder yarn

Sevigny shines in plum role as Lizzie Borden of ‘forty whacks’ notoriety, posited here as triggered by thwarted romance with Irish maidservant Kristen Stewart

I’ll confess that, beyond the little nursery rhyme, I didn’t know too much about the story of Lizzie Borden, but it appears that much of what’s ended up in Craig William Macneill’s Lizzie is conjecture. So to catch you up to speed in case you never heard it, here goes: Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.

The resultant mess from this bit of New England gothic folklore are some of the first images in this gripping, well-acted and sharply-written low-budget drama. We then flash back six months, just enough time for Macneill to get audiences … well, I won’t exactly say cheering for the eventual act of violence,
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‘Lizzie’ Review: The Classiest Lesbian Axe Murderer Movie Ever | Sundance 2018

Lizzie Borden’s (alleged) crime of murdering her parents with an axe was so horrific that we still know about it over a hundred years later. Director Craig William Macneill brings this story to the big screen with Lizzie, but in his attempt to studiously avoid sensationalism, he runs into the opposite problem where his movie comes off as cold and remote. The movie occasionally flirts with interesting ideas regarding the power of women in society, but it never goes far enough to leave a lasting impression. Despite great performances from leads Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, Lizzie ultimately gets …
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‘American Animals’ Director Bart Layton Reveals the True Story Behind His Stranger-Than-Fiction Sundance Caper — Watch

‘American Animals’ Director Bart Layton Reveals the True Story Behind His Stranger-Than-Fiction Sundance Caper — Watch
The cast and crew of “American Animals” stopped by the IndieWire Studio Presented by Dropbox earlier today, with director Bart Layton explaining what compelled him to dramatize a real-life heist that went horribly wrong in his new Sundance caper. Watch below.

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“I’d read about the story of this crime, and everything about it seemed quite unusual — not least the fact that it was perpetrated by a group of seemingly well-educated young men from pretty good backgrounds,” Layton says. “I initially thought it sounded like a good yarn, and the more I read about it, the more it seemed, like all capers, it was well planned but it didn’t quite go according to plan.”

Those young men actually appear in the film at one point, something that stars Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan both found necessary.
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‘Lizzie’ Review: Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart Swing and Miss in a Listless Take on the Murder Legend — Sundance 2018

‘Lizzie’ Review: Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart Swing and Miss in a Listless Take on the Murder Legend — Sundance 2018
The murders have already been committed by the time Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie” opens, two bodies lying dead in the cursed Borden family home in Fall River, Massachusetts, a shell-shocked Lizzie Borden (Chloe Sevigny) being questioned by the police, and a terrified young maid (Kristen Stewart) milling at the corners. A revisionist take on a classic American legend that’s already gotten plenty of revisionist takes (the Lifetime channel alone made one film that proved so popular that the cable outfit turned it into an entire limited series), Sevigny’s longtime passion project infuses new insight into the story of Borden and her 40 whacks, but a listless quality keeps it from exploding into the kind of drama necessary for a story rooted in so much rage.

In Macneill and screenwriter Bryce Kass’ script, Lizzie is a willful woman (Lizzie was 32 at the time of the murders, a detail many
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Lizzie’

The world knows exactly one thing about Lizzie Borden: She hacked her parents with an ax. A lot. Not quite the 40 whacks each of the children’s nursery rhyme, but enough to slice her father’s face into mush, a crime so grisly, newspapers in 1892 wrote it could only have been committed by “somebody insane or a sane person whose heart is as black with hatred as hell itself.” Director Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie” has another theory. The director re-imagines the murderess (Chloë Sevigny) as a powerless victim who literally slays the patriarchy. It’s a simple story made to rouse modern hearts, and the performances and cinematography are so good, the film nearly pulls off the trick. But after a solid hour of Hammer-esque tension, Macneill can’t resist bludgeoning us with an extended replay of the attack, which, ironically, turns out to be the dullest sequence in Borden’s miserable tale.

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Chloe Sevigny On the Totally Unexpected ‘Carnal’ Nude Scene in Her Lizzie Borden Drama — Sundance 2018

Chloe Sevigny On the Totally Unexpected ‘Carnal’ Nude Scene in Her Lizzie Borden Drama — Sundance 2018
Some spoilers for “Lizzie” ahead.

Leave it to Chloe Sevigny and her long-time passion project “Lizzie” to unleash the first truly jaw-dropping scene of Sundance 2018. In Craig William Macneill’s take on the 1892 murders of Abby and Andrew Borden, long believed to be at the hand of Andrew’s daughter Lizzie (Sevigny), the infamous American criminal (she wasn’t ever convicted, but the court of public opinion is another matter) gets the chance to redraw her own history and motivations.

While Macneill’s film, which premiered at the Library theater on Friday night at Sundance, opens with the murders already completed in seriously bloody fashion, it then flashes back to the six months leading up to the horrific deaths. By the time Andrew and Abby bite it, Macneill and Sevigny, aided by Bryce Kass’ script, have made a strong case for why Lizzie did what she (might have) done, motivated
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Chloe Sevigny Says She Would ‘Probably Not’ Work With Woody Allen Again (Exclusive)

Chloe Sevigny Says She Would ‘Probably Not’ Work With Woody Allen Again (Exclusive)
From “Boys Don’t Cry” to “American Psycho,” Chloe Sevigny has had one of the most prolific resumes of character parts in independent movies. In 2004, she appeared in the Woody Allen comedy “Melinda and Melinda.”

During an interview with Variety on Friday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival, Sevigny expressed reservations about collaborating with the director.

“I have my own turmoil that I’m grappling with over that decision,” Sevigny said. “Would I work with him again? Probably not.”

Sevigny joins a chorus of actors who have either donated their salaries from Allen’s movies to the Time’s Up campaign, including Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet, or expressed regret in agreeing to co-star in one of his projects. In 2014, Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow published a letter in the New York Times, where she said that she was sexually assaulted by him at the age of 7. (Allen denies any wrongdoing.)

Sevigny made the
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Dp Noah Greenberg on Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart-Starring Lizzie Borden Drama Lizzie

The 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother has inspired numerous books, TV movies and even stage musicals but few feature films. That changes with the arrival of Lizzie from director Craig William Macneill. His film pairs two of the leading actresses of American independent cinema: Chloë Sevigny as Borden and Kristen Stewart as Bridget, her live-in maid and kindred spirit. Lizzie debuts in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Prior to its premiere, Filmmaker spoke with cinematographer Noah Greenberg (Most Beautiful Island) about the film’s naturalistic (and claustrophobic) visual palette. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being […]
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Octavia Spencer: #MeToo Movement Can’t Devolve Into ‘Women Versus Men’

Octavia Spencer: #MeToo Movement Can’t Devolve Into ‘Women Versus Men’
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer hasn’t shied away from repping the #TimesUp movement throughout this year’s awards season – she appeared on the Golden Globes red carpet wearing all black, alongside her good friend Jessica Chastain – but she’s also eager for the movement to be as prudent and savvy as possible.

As part of Sundance’s conversation section “Power of Story,” Spencer participated in a Friday afternoon panel alongside other creators and thinkers, including actress and “Insecure” creator Issa Rae, tech evangelist Megan Smith, Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard, and Killer Films founder Christine Vachon, for a discussion moderated by Washington Post journalist Sarah Ellison. The theme of the chat was “culture shift,” and sought to discuss the various ways that their work plus “the power of media and the role creative choices play in shifting culture and crystallizing the national conversation.”

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Sundance 2018: Films, Stars & Cultural Moments Gain Early Buzz on Twitter

With the Sundance Film Festival officially under way, Twitter has begun to buzz about the happenings in Park City, Utah.

The public is already taking notice of certain films and stars that are garnering early momentum on social media, becoming Twitter’s top trending Sundance topics.

According to data released to Variety by Twitter, since Sundance kicked off on Thursdays, the top three tweeted-about films are “Blindspotting,” “Lizzie” and “American Animals.”

Blindspotting” was selected as the opening night film, which surely brought extra attention on social media. “Lizzie” stars Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden in a psychological thriller based on the infamous murders of the Borden family. “American Animals” makes its debut Friday at the festival, and the heist movie, based on a true story, stars Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson.

Per Twitter, the most tweeted-about celebrities from Sundance, so far, are festival founder Robert Redford and Kristen Stewart, who co-stars
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Fox Sports Host Charissa Thompson Nude Photos Leaked

Hackers stole and leaked nude photos of Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson from her iCloud account. Hackers Leak Charissa Thompson Nude Photos Thompson, 35, had her photos taken without her permission and placed on a site known for sharing stolen celebrity photos by hackers. Nude photos of Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart all have appeared on the […]

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Joan Jett Rocks New ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary at Sundance Film Festival

Joan Jett Rocks New ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary at Sundance Film Festival
By many measures, Joan Jett is one of the most influential figures in rock history. But how many young fans who adore her proto-punk attitude would guess that one of the rocker’s early influences was … Liza Minnelli?

“I wanted to be an actor before I fell in love with music,” Jett, 59, explains in an interview with Variety. “And ‘Cabaret’ was really the combining of the two. Seeing that, with its ’20s flapper girl decadence and the crazy makeup, around the same time I started wanting to play guitar, it all sort of melded together into this sort of slightly decadent-looking vibe — I mean, I didn’t quite have that at 13, but it was developing.”

Her career path veered decidedly to music, but she hasn’t been a stranger to the screen. The camera loved her from the moment she stepped out in red leather in 1981 for “I Love Rock ’n Roll,” one of the
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Playtime Steps Into Olivier Assayas’ ‘Non Fiction’ With Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet (Exclusive)

Playtime Steps Into Olivier Assayas’ ‘Non Fiction’ With Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet (Exclusive)
One of Europe’s leading film companies, Playtime (formerly Films Distribution) has partnered up with Charles Gillibert’s CG Cinema to co-produce and handle international sales on Olivier Assayas’ anticipated tragicomedy “Non Fiction.”

“Non Fiction,” Assayas’ follow up to Kristen Stewart starrer “Personal Shopper” which earned him a best director award (along with Cristian Mungiu for “Baccalauréat”) at Cannes in 2016, is now shooting in Paris with an appealing cast headlined by Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet and Vincent Macaigne.

“Non Fiction” will mark the first collaboration between Assayas, Gillibert and Playtime.

Gillibert said “CG Cinema decided to trust the very well established sales company Playtime to take care of ‘Non Fiction,’ the latest project by Olivier Assayas, one of the most celebrated and prolific European directors in the world.”

Playtime, based in Paris, has over the years cultivated ties with major directors such as Francois Ozon, Anne Fontaine and Claire Denis, as well as
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Selena Gomez Shockingly Silent as Co-Stars Speak Out on Woody Allen

Selena Gomez has been shockingly silent in the controversy over Woody Allen’s new film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” forcing her mother, Mandy Teefey, to come to her defense on social media. Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus have all appeared in his films. Lena Dunham, star and creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” called him “disgusting” and “nauseating.” ...Read More
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Our Most-Anticipated Films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Comprising a considerable amount of our top 50 films of last year, Sundance Film Festival has proven to yield the first genuine look at what the year in cinema will bring. Now in its 40th iteration, we’ll be heading back to Park City this week, but before we do, it’s time to highlight the films we’re most looking forward to, including documentaries and narrative features from all around the world.

While much of the joy found in the festival comes from surprises throughout the event, below one will find our 16 most-anticipated titles. Check out everything below and for updates straight from the festival, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheFilmStage, @jpraup, @djmecca and @DanSchindel), and stay tuned to all of our coverage here. One can also see a trailer round-up of Sundance 2018 premieres here.

16. Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub)

Catching our eye due to the peculiarity of the logline,
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