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How Kristen Stewart Won Her Freedom — and What She Plans to Do with It

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How Kristen Stewart Won Her Freedom — and What She Plans to Do with It
A version of this story appears in Entertainment Weekly #1457-1458, on stands now, or buy it here – and don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive photos and interviews.

On Feb, 4, Kristen Stewart arrived at Saturday Night Live for rehearsal. It did not go well. “I couldn’t get out one line,” says Stewart, who was hosting for the first time. “I was embarrassed. I was so nervous. Just being on stage with the whole crew—and that cast is epic—and everyone was killing it immediately. I felt like they were all thinking, ‘This poor girl is going to crash and burn.
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Jackie | Review

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The Safety of Objects: Larrain Revisits Traumatic Chapter of Iconic First Lady

There have been very few First Ladies either before or after Jacqueline Kennedy who succeeded in achieving the same cultural iconicity—and those who have (Obama, Clinton, Roosevelt) were not subjected to something like the traumatic chapter which transpired on November 22, 1963 when President John F.

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Rose Troche Does Vr: How A Major ’90s Filmmaker Is Making New Technology Indie

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Rose Troche Does Vr: How A Major ’90s Filmmaker Is Making New Technology Indie
“If I tell you to move a little, it’s not because I don’t think you’re beautiful,” said Rose Troche, speaking to an extra on the set for her latest Vr film, an untitled short based on the Orlando shooting. “I like to have things happening all over.”

Most of the extras were too young to remember “Go Fish,” Troche’s history-making debut feature. (Made for an estimated $15,000, it made over $2.5 million at the box office.) Shot in black and white, “Go Fish” is a lesbian romantic comedy that became the little indie that could when it played Sundance in 1994. “I don’t think ‘Go Fish’ launched a thousand queer filmmakers so much as it launched a thousand indie filmmakers,” Troche said.

Troche went on to direct “Bedrooms and Hallways” in 1998 and “The Safety of Objects” in 2001. Since then she’s moved to TV, directing an episode of
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Drishyam, Sundance unveil screenwriter fellows

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Sundance Institute and Drishyam have unveiled the artists and creative advisors for the inaugural Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab set to run in Goa, India, from April 12-16.

The Lab supports emerging film-makers in India over a five-day workshop that allows screenwriters to work on their scripts via one-on-one story sessions with creative advisors.

The projects and fellows selected for the 2015 Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab are: Geetu Mohandas, Mulakoya; Raj Rishi More, Pirates; Atanu Mukherjee, Unknown Faces; Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, The Sweet Requiem; Sandhya Suri, Santosh; Anay Tarnekar, Untitled Tiger Project; and Dnyanesh Zoting, The Monster.

The creative advisors are: Srdan Golubovic (Circles), Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers), Rose Troche (The Safety Of Objects, The L Word), Habib Faisel (Do Dooni Char), Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur, Ek Haseena Thi), Shridhar Raghavan (Yennai Arindaal) and Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me).

Lab leader Srinivasan Narayanan, former director of the Mumbai Film Festival, said: “Our aim
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2015 Outfest Fusion Lineup Boasts Restored 'Paris Is Burning,' TV's 'Empire' and More

2015 Outfest Fusion Lineup Boasts Restored 'Paris Is Burning,' TV's 'Empire' and More
Celebrating its 12th year, Outfest Fusion is the only multicultural Lgbt film festival of its kind, running March 13-14 at the venerable Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Indie-pioneering writer, director and producer Rose Troche ("Go Fish," "The Safety of Objects" and Showtime's "The L Word") will receive the 2015 Fusion Achievement Award, presented by stars of "The L Word," prior to the short films gala on Saturday, March 14. On Friday the 13th, an upcoming episode of "Empire" will screen alongside a Q&A with the smash hit Fox series' producers. The event shares the evening with the Los Angeles premiere of the new digitally restored print Jennie Livingston's seminal 1990 Lgbt doc "Paris Is Burning" centered on New York City drag ball culture. The film comes courtesy of the Sundance Institute, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and Miramax. This year’s Outfest Fusion line-up...
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Enlists ‘Degrassi’ Star Charlotte Arnold for Season 3 Premiere

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Enlists ‘Degrassi’ Star Charlotte Arnold for Season 3 Premiere
Degrassi: The Next Generation” star Charlotte Arnold will guest star in the Season 3 premiere of “Beauty and the Beast,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The 25-year-old Canadian actress will play Marissa, a distraught Midwestern beauty who finds herself in desperate need of help after her stockbroker husband begins displaying strange, violent behavior. Also read: CW Orders ‘The Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘iZombie’ and ‘The Messengers’ to Series In addition to starring in over 100 episodes of “Degrassi,” Arnold has appeared in the films “Naturally, Sadie” and “The Safety of Objects.” The CW's “Beauty and the Beast” stars Kristin Kreuk as NYPD.
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Screen Legend with Longest Film Star Career Turns 97 Today

Danielle Darrieux turns 97: Darrieux has probably enjoyed the longest film star career in history (photo: Danielle Darrieux in ‘La Ronde’) Screen legend Danielle Darrieux is turning 97 today, May 1, 2014. In all likelihood, the Bordeaux-born (1917) Darrieux has enjoyed the longest "movie star" career ever: eight decades, from Wilhelm Thiele’s Le Bal (1931) to Denys Granier-Deferre’s The Wedding Cake / Pièce montée (2010). (Mickey Rooney has had a longer film career — nearly nine decades — but mostly as a supporting player in minor roles.) Absurdly, despite a prestigious career consisting of more than 100 movie roles, Danielle Darrieux — delightful in Club de femmes, superb in The Earrings of Madame De…, alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in 8 Women — has never won an Honorary Oscar. But then again, very few women have. At least, the French Academy did award her an Honorary César back in 1985; additionally, in 2002 Darrieux and her fellow 8 Women / 8 femmes co-stars shared Best Actress honors
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Sundance, Mahindra Pick Lab Projects

London — The Sundance Institute and Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment arm of Indian conglomerate the Mahindra Group, have announced the eight projects picked for their annual screenwriters lab, now in its third year.

The projects are selected from more than 500 submissions from India and the Indian diaspora. This year’s picks are Navneet Behal’s “Experiments with Truth”, Ashvin Kumar’s “Noor”, Bornila Chatterjee’s “Nuclear Hearts”, Gaurav Madan’s “Shaktipur Crude”, Deepanjali B Sarkar’s “Svadharma”, Dylan Mohan Gray’s “The Last Day of Winter”, Sanjay Talreja “The River Murder” and Neeraj Ghaywan and Varun Grover’s “Fly Away”.

The projects are being mentored by writers Naomi Foner (“Very Good Girls”), Michael Handelman (“Dinner for Schmucks”), James V Hart (“Epic”), Malia Scotch Marmo (“Good Morning Karachi”), Anjum Rajabali (“Satyagraha”), Elena Soarez (“Xingu”), Rose Troche (“The Safety of Objects”), Sooni Taraporevala (“The Namesake”) and multi-hyphenate Dante Harper (“The Delicate Art of the Rifle
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2001

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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:54

Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2001, and a vintage year for lesser-seen gems...

Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke may have seen 2001 as the year we'd head off to meet alien intelligences in the depths of space, but in reality, its cinematic landscape was dominated by fantasy rather than extra-terrestrials. Rowling and Tolkien dominated the box office, with Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring earning almost $1bn each, while Monsters, Inc and Shrek thrilled old and young audiences alike.

At the other end of the spectrum of success, 2001 was such a vintage year for movies that we had to whittle our usual selection of 25 films down from an initial selection of more than 40. This is why the decision was made - with heavy heart - to exclude some of our favourite films,
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The Opposite Trajectories of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence

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The Opposite Trajectories of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence
Let’s start with the similarities: Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence are both 23 years old; they are respected, well-paid actresses; they are both stars of majorly popular Ya franchise films. They are both ranked in the top 50 on Vulture’s Most Valuable Stars list — but Jennifer Lawrence is at No. 3, mostly unbeatable, and Kristen Stewart is down at No. 36 (a two-spot improvement from 2012, actually). Some of this discrepancy can be chalked up to basic career timing: Kristen Stewart’s star-making Twilight films ended last November, and Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games is just getting started. But a close analysis reveals that the difference between the two is more than just scheduling. Below, a year-by-year breakdown of the choices that led to Kirsten Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence’s respective Mvs rankings. 2002–2004: 11-year-old Kristen Stewart — who has one indie credit (The Safety of Objects) and a couple of non-speaking
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Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Season 2 Finally Hitting DVD on June 25th

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It's been about a year since the Season 2 finale of "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" aired on FEARnet, but finally the complete second season is arriving on DVD. Equal parts camp and gore, the show is a must-see for fans of horror, comedy, horror-comedy, and everything in between!

From the Press Release:

Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true... but at a horrifying cost. This is The Book of Pure Evil, and it's loose in Crowley High, unleashing its dark power and filling the school hallways with monsters made of human fat and flesh-eating zombie rockers. Thankfully, four teenagers stand between The Book and the end of the world as we know it. And they will save our souls -- whether they like it or not.

This June 25th join Entertainment One and legions of devoted
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Sundance: Content Acquires Foreign On ‘Concussion’, Will Sell At Berlin

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Sundance: Content Acquires Foreign On ‘Concussion’, Will Sell At Berlin
These Sundance films keep raking it in. Content has acquired foreign rights to Concussion, a drama about a fortysomething wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who gets beaned by a baseball and strangely reflects on a life that she realizes is wanting and leads her to lead a secret life on the side. As Deadline revealed late Monday evening, Radius-twc spent a 7-figure sum for North American rights, for a multi-platform release in a deal brokered by Paradigm. Here’s the Content release: Sundance – Content is delighted to announce the acquisition of all international rights to Concussion. The controversial but beautiful film premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic section and has also been selected in Berlin’s Panorama, where it will screen next month. Directed and written by Stacie Passon, the cast includes breakout performances by Robin Weigert (The Sessions, Sons of Anarchy), Maggie Siff (Michael Clayton,
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Kristen Stewart: I Almost Quit Acting

Kristen Stewart: I Almost Quit Acting
Getting noticed in Hollywood is the toughest task facing every fledgling actor and every A-lister will tell you countless stories about the times they almost quit the business. Kristen Stewart did just that during a new interview with Newsweek, recounting the make or break audition that ultimately put her on the path to stardom.

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After being discovered during a school play, Stewart and her mother (Jules Mann-Stewart) drove from audition to audition with no luck. "I decided a year after not getting any commercials, 'F*ck it. I won't make my mom drive around Los Angeles anymore,'" Stewart says.

"I also got so nervous for every single audition. I was just dying. I had one appointment left and my mom said, 'Have a little integrity and go to your last one.' And it was The Safety of Objects. If I hadn't gotten that, I would have
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Producer Claims Tablets Will Overtake Theaters in Months, Not Years -- Do You Agree?

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We keep hearing lately about the end of film and the death of film culture, but let's not forget one thing: the extinction of movie theaters has been slowly occurring for a number of years now and has been endangered for more than half a century. Eventually they might actually disappear. In 2142, maybe? I can see why people keep seeing threats to cinemas, but there's no way they're going away completely anytime soon. Oh, but some bigwig in Europe has just declared a prediction that movie theaters are so doomed right now that they'll be gone quicker than most pessimists and other party poopers would dare to believe let alone state in polite company. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival last week, financier and producer Angus Finney (The Safety of Objects) said...

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Daniel Minahan and Rose Troche Talk Going From Filmmaking to TV Directing: "It's more like the model of theater"

Daniel Minahan and Rose Troche Talk Going From Filmmaking to TV Directing:
Chicago-born filmmaker Rose Troche got her start in directing with her debut feature "Go Fish," a lesbian romance that was a '90s indie milestone. After "Bedrooms and Hallways" and "The Safety of Objects," she felt a desire "to keep on working on things that didn't take three years," and began delving into directing hour-long television episodes of shows like "Six Feet Under" and "The L Word," for which she also wrote. Daniel Minahan ended up writing "I Shot Andy Warhol" with Mary Harron after the two found there wasn't enough footage of Valerie Solanas to make the BBC documentary they originally planned to put together. After writing and directing his own feature debut "Series 7: The Contenders," a battle to the death-style skewering of reality TV, Minahan was brought on to helm episodes of "Six Feet Under" himself by show creator Alan Ball, and has since directed...

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Daniel Minahan and Rose Troche Talk Going From Filmmaking to TV Directing: "It's more like the model of theater"

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Daniel Minahan and Rose Troche Talk Going From Filmmaking to TV Directing:
Chicago-born filmmaker Rose Troche got her start in directing with her debut feature "Go Fish," a lesbian romance that was a '90s indie milestone. After "Bedrooms and Hallways" and "The Safety of Objects," she felt a desire "to keep on working on things that didn't take three years," and began delving into directing hour-long television episodes of shows like "Six Feet Under" and "The L Word," for which she also wrote. Daniel Minahan ended up writing "I Shot Andy Warhol" with Mary Harron after the two found there wasn't enough footage of Valerie Solanas to make the BBC documentary they originally planned to put together. After writing and directing his own feature debut "Series 7: The Contenders," a battle to the death-style skewering of reality TV, Minahan was brought on to helm episodes of "Six Feet Under" himself by show creator Alan Ball, and has since directed...
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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore,
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - First Look at Wild Child Renesmee and Much More

I don't think I've ever looked forward to a franchise ending so much. Still, The Twilight Saga has millions of fans around the world, and apparently these latest images from EW are quite the big deal! Read on for your first look at Bella and Edward's vamp-human hybrid!

When The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hits theaters on November 16th, there will be a bunch of surprises and several new characters. Chief among them is Renesmee, the half-human, half-vampire baby of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), who is played by Mackenzie Foy, 11. “It’s a hugely important part,” says director Bill Condon, who loved watching Foy and her older costars interact. “They were amazing with her,” he says. “It really brought something paternal out in Rob, and Kristen was especially protective. I’d have to interrupt them when they were in deep conversation to get going with a scene.
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Kristen Stewart: 'Twilight was so intense. I'm still a very intense person'

The woman who made her name as Bella Swan reckons her new role in Snow White and the Huntsman has a lot in common with a certain vampire-loving teenager. She talks here about her 'bad-ass girl power movie'

After a year of unsuccessful auditions, the nine-year-old Kristen Stewart told her mother she wanted to pack it all in. It hadn't been her ambition to act; she had wanted to be an archaeologist. But she lived in Los Angeles, where an agent saw her sing in a school play aged eight, and so inevitably the notion was put to her. She was interested initially. Her parents were crew members, and she had spent time on film sets where there was a feeling that: "we were all in this together, and we were making something worthwhile". She takes one of many deep, meaningful breaths. "And then I would see a kid walk
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eOne Entertainment Bringing Home The Devil's Rock and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil in February

Two new horror releases are coming our way in the shortest month of the year, and as always we have the skinny for you on the particulars. Read on, oh great one!

February 14th, 2012

On the Eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos sent to destroy a German gun installation uncover a secret occult lair where the Nazis are hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war. The Devil’S Rock marks the directorial debut of special effects master Paul Campion (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men: the Last Stand), who crafts a bloody battle from hell in this Nazi-era frightfest. Featuring special effects and make-up by the five-time Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong), this WWII-based film has been called “the best Kiwi horror since Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead.”

The Devil's Rock,
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