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Producers are Amy Green, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida of ARC49 Entertainment. Epic Pictures is launching international sales at the Cannes Film Festival and UTA Independent Film Group will be representing the film domestically.
The story takes place during the summer of 1989 in suburban Maryland and follows a precocious teenager with dreams of becoming a writer who must cope with her chaotic, self destructive mother and a volatile metal-head sister. When she falls in love with her older neighbor, she finds herself caught in the alluring undertow of reckless rock n’ roll freedom.
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- Dave McNary
Paramount’s last film by a woman was 2014’s Selma while 20th Century Fox has not released a female-directed movie since 2010, investigative report found
Two of Hollywood’s major studios, 20th Century Fox and Paramount, have no films at all by female directors coming out between now and 2018. All of the 22 movies being released by Fox and the 25 by Paramount will be directed by men.
An investigation by Hollywood industry site the Wrap also revealed that Fox has not released a single film directed by a woman since Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum’s Ramona and Beezus in 2010. Paramount’s last film with a female director was 2014’s Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, an outspoken advocate for the need to increase diversity behind the lens.
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- Nigel M Smith
There is genuine if exasperated warmth here, but it is far less satisfyingly bound up into a cohesive story in this halfhearted retread of the original film. I’m “biast” (pro): liked the first film
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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I recently rewatched the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which I enjoyed back in the day but had not seen since it was new in 2002. And it holds up well: it’s not perfect, and it’s a bit too heavy on the ethnic humor and sitcom schtick, but at its core there is a sweet story about a young woman coming out of her shell and finding herself in a way that her loving but overbearing family hadn’t allowed her to do before. That’s not the sort of story we often see in mainstream Hollywood films, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
These two know how to make an entrance! Pals Nolan Gould and Joey King made for one good-looking duo at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Saturday in Los Angeles. The two smiled and posed together, with King, 16, stunning in a plunging red gown. #SagAwards A photo posted by Joey King (@joeykingactress) on Jan 30, 2016 at 3:21pm Pst Gould, 17, has starred on the hit comedy series Modern Family since 2009, while King used to guest-star on The Suite of Zack and Cody and Malcolm in the Middle and later landed the starring role in Ramona and Beezus. • Check out People's full 2016 SAG »
- Aurelie Corinthios
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