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Emma Watson loves to read.
The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist »
- Madeline Raynor
Though the Sundance Film Festival begins today, the Slamdance Film Festival, Park City’s alternative independent film fest, begins on Friday and will feature a host of new premieres. One of the films set to debut at Slamdance is “Kuro” from directors Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko. The film follows Romi (Noriko), a Japanese woman who lives in Paris, works in a karaoke bar, and takes care of her paraplegic lover Milou (Jackie). To pass the time, she recounts stories of their time in Japan and soon a mystery about a man named Mr. Ono begins to unravel and unsettle everything. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
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- Vikram Murthi
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