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Sundance Selects acquires 'Kiki'

18 August 2016 1:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The distributor has moved on Us rights to Sara Jordenö’s documentary following a deal with Submarine Entertainment.

Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon wrote Kiki, which explores the competitive voguing scene in New York City, where gruelling contests offer an insight into the daily lives of Lgbtq youth of colour.

The Story Ab and Hard Working Movies documentary is co-produced by Svt and Film Väst. Films Boutique handles international sales.

Kiki premiered at Sundance and went on to win the Teddy for best documentary/essay film at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.  

Annika Rogell and Lori Cheatle produced and Tobias Janson served as executive producer.

Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon spent four revelatory years in the Lbgtq ballroom scene in New York City documenting the electrifying and empowering Diy culture that has continued to evolve in the »

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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix: June 2016

23 May 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No big plans for Memorial Day? Then get busy watching these Netflix titles before they vanish in June. Among the great films leaving Netflix streaming are Disney '90s classics "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" (don't worry, you'll see more from Disney on Netflix Very Soon).

And say goodbye to comedies "About a Boy," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Wayne's World," and "Groundhog Day."

Also leaving: Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger," horror film "The Others," the Robert Rodriguez "aliens take over a high school" flick "The Faculty," and tearjerker "Ghost."

Here's the complete list of titles leaving Netflix in June 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.

Leaving June 1

"A Wrinkle in Time" (2003)

"About a Boy" (2002)

"Bounce" (2000)

"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)

"Clear and Present Danger" (1994)

"Click" (2006)

"Darkman" (1990)

"Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows

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- Sharon Knolle

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Last Call! All the Movies Leaving Netflix in June

23 May 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Hopefully you got a chance to watch the movies that left Netflix in May, because now there's a whole new crop leaving the streaming service. Great movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Bridget Jones's Diary are disappearing, along with several TV seasons. Don't be the one who logs onto your account next month all ready to finally watch Wayne's World and find that it's gone! Take a look, and make sure you catch all the new movies hitting Netflix in June, as well. Expiring June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones's Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where's My Car? Duplex Elias: Rescue Team Adventures, season one The Faculty Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Ghost Groundhog Day Hamlet Hercules In the Bedroom Jersey »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Chilean Gay Film ‘You’ll Never Be Alone’ Wins Multiple Awards

7 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

“About three years ago, a 20-year-old boy was murdered in Santiago because he was gay. He was tortured for hours: his legs broken, a swastika carved on his stomach using shattered bottles, a piece of his ear torn out. By coincidence, that young boy was a fan of my work as a musician and I knew who he was because we’d spoken a couple of times. I met his family and they urged me to continue “speaking on behalf of boys like him”, not usually represented in the media or even art: in short, a gay and poor kid.”

This is what motivated Alex Anwandter, a widely acclaimed Chilean musician to make “You’ll Never Be Alone”/ “Nunca vas a estar solo”.  However, he adds,

 “This story, however, shifts its focus onto the father of the boy. This is my way of saying: it was not one boy, it’s many boys and girls, and women and men. And the life we should examine more carefully is not the boys’, it’s the rest of us. We who allow this to repeat over and over.”

Born in Santiago, Chile in 1983 Alex’s career as a musician started in 2005 to immediate and widespread acclaim in Chile and South America. His first four albums were released to critical and commercial recognition and subsequent touring the U.S., Europe and Latin America, becoming one of Chile's most renowned artists.

Growing up as a big cinephile, Alex Anwandter took to directing music videos for his own projects and other artists in 2005.

Named by Time Magazine as an artist “poised for U.S. stardom”, his music

and videos have been featured everywhere from Billboard to Vice Magazine and MTV, with NPR celebrating his video for “Cómo puedes vivir contigo mismo?”, an homage to “Paris is Burning”, for its courageous message of equality and non-discrimination.

In 2012 Alex Anwandter started preparing a new phase in his career.

Moved by the murder of young Daniel Zamudio, a gay boy murdered in a hate-crime in Santiago and fan of his work, Anwandter wrote his first script “You’ll Never Be Alone”. The film won both Sanfic’s and FICGuadalajara Work in Progress sections in 2015.  In 2016 at its World Premiere in the Berlinale’s Panorama it won the Teddy Award’s Special Jury Prize and went on to win Ficg’s Premio Maguey, its top Lgbt Award.

In Guadalajara I caught up with the producer, Isabel Orellana Guarello of Araucaria Cine and asked her the following questions:

Sydney Levine: How did you finance “You’ll Never Be Alone”?

Isabel Orellana Guarello: We financed the shooting with private investment and sponsorship provided by the Recoleta Municipality of Santiago and the association with the film school of University of Development ( Escuela de Cine Udd) and Ortega Maniques.

After the shooting we obtained help from the Postproduction Fund supported by Council for the Arts & Culture of Chile (Cnca).There was also an important amount of investment provided by 5Am Producciones & Araucaria Cine, the companies that produced the film.

Sl: Did you participate in pre-markets, workshops, etc.?

Iog: The film participated in two competitions of work in progress, one in Sanfic October 2014, just 2 months after we wrapped the shooting, and which we won. And after that the film participated at Films in Progress at FICGuadalajara,where we won two prizes provided by Retina HD and Red Melissa.

Also the project participated at Sanfic Net and Industry Days of Locarno Film Festival both in 2014 and 2015 as part of the catalogue of projects of Araucaria Cine.

Sl: How did you choose your actors?

Iog: For the main character of Juan we directly contacted Sergio Hernandez, whom we loved from previous collaborations with Raul Ruiz and Sebastián Lelio.

It happened in the same way with other cast members such as Edgardo Bruna (the boss of Juan), Antonia Zegers (the doctor) Camila Hirane (the bank executive).

For the young cast we did an open call organized by Ivan Parra Reinoso, We searched in several acting schools and finally reached out to Andrew Bargsted (Pablo) and her real-life best friend Astrid Roldan (Mari).  Both had an amazing chemistry between them.

In the open casting call we also found Jaime Leiva (Felix, Pablo's lover) and Benjamín Westfall (Martin, the leader of the Nazi gang). 

All together, they created an amazing casting of which we're very proud.

Sl: How did the producers come on board, and particularly Daniel Dreifuss (my friend)?

Iog: I met Daniel Dreifuss at Sanfic Net in 2014. I pitched the project to him since I felt he could connect with this story and he definitely did.  Then he finally came on board as Executive Producer of the film in 2015.

Sl: Does the film have Chilean distribution and if so what is the plan?

Iog: The film has already secured Chilean distribution and we're expecting soon to have the specific release dates. The film is gaining a lot of attention back in Chile and audiences are waiting for it after its success at the Berlinale and Guadalajara.

Does  it have an international sales agent?

Iog: Yes, the international sales are handled by Wide Management, a French company.  We actually met them at Films in Progress 2014!

Sl: How did you come to this project?

Iog: I came on board in February 2014, after meeting Alex through a common friend.  

When I read the script - that he'd been working for 2 years already-  I was profoundly moved by it. We started working right away. The shooting was in July 2014, so everything was pretty fast.

Sl: Does this depict Chile today?

Iog: Unfortunately yes. Just the same day we received the Teddy Jury Award at Berlinale, a Chilean transgender boy was shot and killed in San Bernardo, Santiago. His name was Marcelo Lepe.

These homophobic killings will continue to occur if there is not deeper reflection about our society and our actions. That's why we made “You'll Never Be Alone”.

Sl: Will this film go toward changing the situation?

Iog: We hope so. We still believe that cinema can make strong change of hearts and minds. So we're eager to show the film in Chile and also Latin America, and hopefully open some debates around the issues of homophobia and social injustice depicted in the film.

 We also have a plan with the Municipality of Recoleta to show the film at high schools inside their Sexual Diversity Program, when we complete our commercial release.

It's very important to us that the film is discussed inside Chile and we're making all our best efforts for that to happen.

Sl: What are your current and next projects?

Iog: The director Alex  Anwandter is currently releasing his new album "Amiga" in April.  So new music videos and songs are coming up from him.

About me as producer, Araucaria Cine is currently producing a feature documentary  with director Roberto Collio (“White Death”) and Rodrigo Robledo, named “Petit Frère” which will compete at Focus Chile in Visions du Reel 2016. Also I'm developing a feature doc with Maria Jesus Valenzuela, “Interna." Both projects were funded by the Council of the Arts & Culture and Corfo Chile. »

- Sydney Levine

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‘Carol’ Leads the Top 30 Lgbt Films of All-Time, According to BFI Poll

15 March 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Todd Haynes‘ filmography is often overwhelming in its intellectual acumen and emotional devastation,” we noted upon the release of his latest film this past fall. “This is true of Carol, which is at once a return to the deconstruction of femininity, social mores, and mild anarchy of privilege, as well as an honest and heartbreaking story about falling in love and the trepidation therein.” Over 100 film experts, ranging from critics to writers to programmers, agree on the emotional power of the drama, as they’ve voted it the best Lgbt film of all-time.

Conducted by BFI ahead of the 30th BFI Flare: London Lgbt Film Festival, they note this is the “first major critical survey of Lgbt films.” Speaking about leading the poll, Haynes said, “I’m so proud to have Carol voted as the top Lgbt film of all time in this poll launched for the Fest’s 30th edition. »

- Jordan Raup

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Film Review: ‘Kiki’

9 March 2016 3:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It takes balls to come out as gay or transgender in New York City today, especially for teens of color — which is exactly what the so-called “Kiki” scene sprung up to provide. A quarter century after “Paris Is Burning,” the fire still rages with Lgbtq youth, as seen in Sara Jordeno’s brash and empowering feature debut, which celebrates how the Big Apple’s ballroom scene — that vibrant subculture of competitive dance-offs from which “vogueing” was born — has inspired a new generation. Encouragingly enough, these obstreperous African-American teens are carrying the torch for more than just wild drag performances (if anything, the documentary is disappointingly light on actual ball footage); they have also advanced the fight for visibility, equality and all-around inclusion. In a context where “face” matters, “Kiki” introduces a number that audiences won’t soon forget.

Faced with daunting HIV infection statistics that suggest as many as three »

- Peter Debruge

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Criterion Collection: Paris Belongs to Us | Blu-ray Review

8 March 2016 10:55 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

For the first time in the Us, Jacques Rivette’s 1961 directorial debut, Paris Belongs to Us is available thanks to an accomplished new restoration from Criterion. A neglected title associated with the same crew of vibrant auteurs eventually known as the Nouvelle Vague of the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Rivette’s thunder was stolen by more famous films from critics turned filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Francois Truffaut (even though it technically went into production before several of theirs). The initial lackluster response explains Rivette’s slower rise to notability, his particular methods and idiosyncrasies eventually embraced nearly a decade later when items like Mad Love (1969) and the monolithic Out 1 (1971), the legendary near thirteen hour production, were released.

Anne (Betty Schneider) is a young literature student in Paris, following in the footsteps of her older brother, Pierre (Francois Maistre). Afetr a disturbing interaction with a neighbor at her hostel, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Berlinale 2016 Review: Kiki Knows It's Sexy

22 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Billed as a sort of follow-up to Jennie Livingston's Paris Is Burning, Sara Jordenö's debut feature takes us back to the heart of the New York's ballroom scene - only this time the director casts her lens over a very specific part of that enduring cultural scene. Having already screened at Sundance, Kiki focuses on a youth subsection of the vogue movement which people like Livingston and Madonna helped to make internationally famous back in the '90s. And the decision to make this documentary about a number of socially eminent figures such as Twiggy Pucci Garcon (who stars and helped co-write the film) also feels like a long overdue update on that Lgbtq community's thoughts and feelings, meaning this film sings out from the Panorama Documents programme...

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Berlinale 2016 Review: Kiki Knows It's Sexy

22 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Billed as a sort of follow-up to Jennie Livingston's Paris Is Burning, Sara Jordenö's debut feature takes us back to the heart of the New York's ballroom scene - only this time the director casts her lens over a very specific part of that enduring cultural scene. Having already screened at Sundance, Kiki focuses on a youth subsection of the vogue movement which people like Livingston and Madonna helped to make internationally famous back in the '90s. And the decision to make this documentary about a number of socially eminent figures such as Twiggy Pucci Garcon (who stars and helped co-write the film) also feels like a long overdue update on that Lgbtq community's thoughts and feelings, meaning this film sings out from the Panorama Documents programme...

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MikeQ Brings That ‘C*nt Feeling’ to the Paris Is Burning of 2016, New Doc Kiki

1 February 2016 1:32 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A little more than a quarter-decade has passed since Jennie Livingston's classic documentary Paris Is Burning helped introduce New York's ballroom scene to the world, and the tight-knit community remains a vibrant subculture in a city bursting with them. For the uninitiated, what happens is that participants — primarily gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women of color — gather at rec centers across town for elaborate parties in which they compete, or “walk,” in costume-based categories for a chance to win honorary titles such as "Legend" or "Icon." "Houses" function like small surrogate families and are oftentimes named after luxury designers. As Paris Is Burning showed, ball culture is about much more than glamour; it can serve as a refuge for those exiled from mainstream society because of poverty, bigotry, or sexuality. Today, young gay black men account for 55 percent of new HIV infections, according to the Cdc, and »

- Lauretta Charlton

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[Sundance Review] Kiki

30 January 2016 6:26 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Ball culture is alive and well in New York. Though the practice of young gay and trans people of color organizing themselves into Houses of support and meeting in dance and costume competitions has by no means entered the mainstream in the years since Paris is Burning brought popular attention to the scene, the participants have strengthened their place in their communities. It’s neither under nor wholly above ground — mostly normalized. One can go to a daytime vogueing class, and House members daylight as social justice activists. For all the progress America has made in Lgbtq rights, this subculture remains a vital refuge for many who have been otherwise alienated because of their sexuality or gender identity.

Director Sara Jordenö, a Swedish visual artist, made Kiki in collaboration with Twiggy Pucci Garçon, a self-described gatekeeper of the Kiki scene. Co-credited as screenwriters, it’s easy to picture Garçon leading »

- Daniel Schindel

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Kiki review – flamboyant and uplifting look at New York's ballroom scene

27 January 2016 2:35 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This complex documentary explores a fascinating subculture and adds substance and depth to a world that could otherwise be patronised

At last year’s Sundance there was a screening of Paris Is Burning, Jennie Livingston’s landmark film detailing the world of New York’s ballroom or voguing scene. It sparkled at the festival but also reignited a debate around who got to tell the story and who ultimately benefited from the film. Almost 25 years on from the debut of Paris Is Burning, Kiki tells the story of the modern scene in New York and takes a deep dive into the world beyond the ball.

Sara Jordenö, the Swedish documentary filmmaker and visual artist, is behind the camera this time and focuses on Kiki, which is a scene within the greater ballroom scene in New York which is run by Lgbtq people of colour. There are houses such as Juicy Couture, »

- Lanre Bakare

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Sundance Review: Documentary 'Kiki' Highlights The Crucial Community And Activism Of The Voguing Ballroom Scene

26 January 2016 6:30 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s easy to call “Kiki” the 2016 “Paris is Burning.” There are similar scenes in "Kiki" of voguing and shit-talking down at the Chelsea piers that harken back to the ones that made Venus Xtravaganza an icon in Jennie Livingston’s groundbreaking 1990 documentary. The two films share a subject matter and approach in their ethnographic looks into the voguing ballroom scene in New York City, and the ways in which queer kids, specifically queer youth of color, discover their chosen families. However, there are a few key differences, and probably the most important one is right at the beginning of the film. It’s the credit reading “a film by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon.” Jordenö is the Swedish filmmaker who directed “Kiki,” and Twiggy is one of the film’s subjects, an activist and gatekeeper in the ball scene who shepherded Jordenö’s access and has a co-writing credit. »

- Katie Walsh

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