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White Bird in a Blizzard | Review

24 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Skin Deep: Araki Weathers a 4th Decade in Filmmaking

Gregg Araki’s latest ode to youthful alienation, White Bird in a Blizzard, is his most restrained and grounded work to date. It’s a quiet and astute film that derives its mystery from the err of human assumption and like most, or arguably all, of Araki’s work, this posits a naïve protagonist trying to come to terms with an unthinkably harsh world.

Unraveling slowly as 17-year-old Kat Connor (Shailene Woodley) dissects and rationalizes the world and the people around her following the disappearance of her mother, Eve (Eva Green). Kat is at a precipice, literally escaping the baby fat that marginalized and repressed her in early adolescence to emerge into an adult world unprepared, grappling with a sexuality she’s not entirely comfortable with or certain of. She’s also indirectly trying to relate this to her relationship »

- Robert Bell

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Sundance: Gregg Araki On His 'White Bird,' Working With Shailene Woodley and Eva Green, and His Favorite Movies of 2013

23 January 2014 11:57 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gregg Araki is no stranger to The Sundance Film Festival. "100 times," he laughed when asked how many times he's come to Park City. "I was emailing with Rick Linklater before I came and he’s totally the all-time king. He’s gotta be in the teens. I think this is my eighth film in the festival?" "White Bird in a Blizzard" -- which premiered at Sundance Monday night -- is actually Araki's ninth film at the festival following "Kaboom" (2011), "Smiley Face" (2007), "Mysterious Skin" (2005), "Splendor" (1999), "Nowhere" (1997), "The Doom Generation" (1995), "Totally F***ed Up" (1994), and "The Living End" (1992).  And it falls comfortably into that list.  Sexy and hilarious and brutal and haunting all at once, "White Bird" is based on Laura Kasischke's book of the same name. Set in the late 1980s, it follows teenage Kat (Shailene Woodley, continuing to never fail) as she comes of age amidst the disappearance of »

- Peter Knegt

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