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Child Sex Trafficking Doc “I Am Jane Doe” Gets Digital Release Date

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Child sex trafficking is dramatically more common than most people realize. Mary Mazzio’s new documentary, “I Am Jane Doe,” aims to raise awareness about this horrific crime and the fact that a child is trafficked every minute of every day across America. A digital release date has been announced for the Jessica Chastain-narrated feature, which had a theatrical run in February. “I Am Jane Doe” will premiere on iTunes and Google Play May 12 and on Netflix May 26.

The doc “chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their underage daughters who were bought and sold for sex online,” its official synopsis details.

“I did not learn about the breadth and scope of child sex trafficking in this country until a few years ago when I read about Doe v. Backpage, which was a case in Boston filed by three children, aged 14–15 years old, against Backpage,” Mazzio told us. “They were seeking the opportunity to litigate whether and to what extent Backpage was responsible for the harm they suffered by virtue of being bought and sold online. This is not a crime that affects a child here and there,” she emphasized. “It affects thousands and thousands of children in this country. It is a human rights violation that is swept under the rug.”

Half of the proceeds from the film will be donated to non-profit organizations serving survivors.

“The most powerful tool in the fight against human trafficking is awareness,” Mazzio commented. “Being able to reach millions of Americans is going to make an incredible difference in the fight against traffickers and the online portals which facilitate this crime. It will also help the victims of this gut-wrenching crime see that they are not alone and are not forgotten.”

Mazzio’s previous credits include docs “Underwater Dreams,” centered on the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants and their mission to build an underwater robot, and “The Apple Pushers,” a portrait of five immigrant pushcart vendors who help bring fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City’s food deserts. She is the founder of 50 Eggs Films, an independent production company committed to creating films with social impact.

“The ‘I Am Jane Doe’ film project also includes an animated short film, ‘Little Red,’ aimed as a prevention tool for at-risk children, aged 11–14 years old,” a press release notes. The short is written by Mazzio, 10 child sex trafficking survivors, and Alec Sokolow (“Toy Story”). The short will be completed by April 2017 and will be gifted to any program serving at-risk, low-income children.

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Adam 'McA' Yauch, Dead at 47: A Big-Screen Tribute

Beastie Boys rapper's film contributions include star-studded short "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

By Fallon Prinzivalli

The Beastie Boys at the premiere of "Awesome, I F---in Shot That!"

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After a long bout with cancer, the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch died on Friday (May 4). The rapper's death comes as a huge blow to fans of his work with the iconic trio, but he'll also be remembered for the imprint he left on the film world.

While he's widely known as a co-founder of the Brooklyn hip-hop group, McA was an accomplished director and producer, and his music is featured on an array of popular music soundtracks. The Hollywood community took to Twitter this afternoon to share their thoughts, with Ben Stiller tweeting, "So sad that Adam Yauch is gone. A truly great musician & filmmaker. He stood for integrity as an artist. What a loss. He was a very good man.
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Oscilloscope Grabs 'Apple Pushers' Rights

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Oscilloscope Grabs 'Apple Pushers' Rights
Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to “The Apple Pushers,” a documentary about immigrant street vendors narrated by Edward Norton. Mary Mazzio wrote and directed the film, which she also produced with Tom Scott and Christine Vachon. It explores the world of New York City pushcart vendors, many of them immigrants. “The Apple Pushers” premiered at The Hamptons International Film Festival 2011 and has screened elsewhere on the festival circuit. The documentary will be part of the Whole Foods DoSomethingReel Film Festival on April 22. There will be screenings of the
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Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Courted By Spc; Focus Abduct Nacho Vigalondo’s ‘Extraterrestrial’; Anchor Bay Bite Into ‘Vamps’

Nothing like a major update on one of the year’s most anticipated films. A press release (via Deadline) tells us that Sony Pictures Classics are, once again, teaming up with Michael Haneke on his latest guilt-fest, Amour; there’s no hint as to when a theatrical release will take place, although this should more or less secure it for that long-expected Cannes debut next month. (To put things into perspective: Just about every film he’s made since Funny Games — 2008′s remake being the sole exception — have hit Southern France in mid-May. With this action taking place now, it’s pretty hard to imagine this missing the mark.)

Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, Amour centers on an elderly couple whose strength is tested following the wife’s debilitating stroke. Isabelle Huppert also stars, playing their daughter, while William Shimell is following up his feature acting debut (Certified Copy) in an undisclosed role.
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Oscilloscope Laboratories Goes for 'The Apple Pushers,' Narrated by Edward Norton

Oscilloscope Laboratories Goes for 'The Apple Pushers,' Narrated by Edward Norton
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to the documentary "The Apple Pushers," narrated by Edward Norton. Directed by Mary Mazzio, "The Apple Pushers" follows immigrant street vendors who roll produce into poor neighborhoods of New York City. The film premiered last year at the Hamptons International Film Festival and screened at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Oscilloscope will launch the film on VOD following its screening at The Whole Foods DoSomethingReel Film Festival on April 22. Full release below: Oscilloscope Acquires Acclaimed Doc “The Apple Pushers” Film, Narrated By Edward Norton, To Be Released On Multiple Platforms In The Coming Months New York, New York (April 17, 2012)-- Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Mary Mazzio’s documentary The Apple Pushers. Narrated by Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton, The Apple Pushers follows...
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Slackery News Tidbits, March 24

Here's the latest Austin news:

The 15th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has announced its opening and closing night movies. The film Alguien Ha Visto Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?), which was partially shot in Austin, will open the festival on April 24 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The movie is about a Mexican girl who runs away from home after her family tries to commit her to a family hospital. O Palhaco (The Clown), about a father and son who perform in a traveling circus in Brazil, will close the festival on April 29. (via Austin Movie Blog)

Austin-based grocery store Whole Foods Market will stream a collection of films about food and environmental issues for a limited time beginning April 22. The annual Do Something Reel Film Festival kicks off with a theatrical screening of the documentary The Apple Pushers, followed by a panel discussion with the film's writer
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Edward Norton Narrates Fruits And Veggies Doc The Apple Pushers

Mary Mazzio.s The Apple Pushers has nothing to do with MacBook Pros and the newest iPads. Instead, it.s an upcoming documentary about five immigrant street vendors who attempt to peddle their fruits in neighborhoods that are challenged by obesity. The uplifting and good-intentioned doc is getting national publicity because of narrator Edward Norton.s involvement and a new trailer that aptly hit Apple's trailer page does a fine job of selling the message, as well. Check it out below or in HD over there This isn.t just a lecture. The film appears to explore each vendor.s passage into the United States (through difficult channels), then settles into its heath-conscious lesson plan. "The people in the areas who needs fruits and vegetables don.t have access to them," one expert states in the clip. But what if healthy, nutritious options were brought to them?The experiment sends
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Edward Norton’s ‘The Apple Pushers’ Trailer

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With Moonrise Kingdom and The Bourne Legacy hitting in the latter half of this year, 2012 should be the biggest period of Edward Norton‘s career in quite some time. It’s not all big projects, though; there’s also The Apple Pushers, a documentary he’s narrating, and which focuses on the efforts of immigrants to disseminate fruit as a way of fighting obesity.

Interesting material for Norton to get involved with, and the trailer from Apple (whoa!) shows some promise. While the actual piece is horribly edited and completely on-the-nose, I always appreciate documentaries that bring noble, obscure efforts to light. This seems to match that description, so I’m definitely hoping the final product will have some cinematic weight to it.

Take a look below:


The Apple Pushers, narrated by Edward Norton, follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and
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