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In ‘The Sounding,’ A Mysterious New Language Leads to Conflict and Rebellion

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In ‘The Sounding,’ A Mysterious New Language Leads to Conflict and Rebellion
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Sounding

Logline: Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language of her own out of Shakespeare’s words. “The Sounding” is a psychological mystery about a woman who literally speaks her mind. Crazy, right?

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On an island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare’s words. A driven neurologist, brought to the island to protect her, commits her to a psychiatric hospital. She becomes a full-blown rebel; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as
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Alexandra Daddario and Taissa Farmiga join Sebastian Stan in We Have Always Lived in the Castle

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas) and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) have signed on to appear alongside Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) in the upcoming adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1962 thriller novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

The film tells the story of “an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario arrives a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets. Daddario and Farmiga are playing agoraphobic sisters who become divided by the cousin’s arrival.”

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is being directed by Stacie Passon (Concussion), from a script co-written with Mark Kruger (Teen Wolf). It is expected to arrive some time in 2017.
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Sebastian Stan signs up to new creepy horror thriller

Kayti Burt Aug 10, 2016

Where We Have Always Lived In The Castle is coming to the screen, with The Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan, taking a lead role...

Sebastian Stan does creepy oh-so-well, and the Captain America star will be bringing his talents to the horror film Where We Have Always Lived In The Castle, a film adaption of the short story written by Shirley Jackson — best known for her novel The Haunting Of Hill House.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stan is playing the role of creepy cousin Charles Blackwood in a story about a New England family who has lost four of its number to a mysterious poisoning several years prior. In the time since, the family has isolated itself from the rest of the town in the hopes of staying safe, using rituals and talismans to keep the hostile townspeople away. When Charles shows up on the scene intent on acquiring the family's fortune,
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Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For Drama ‘A Woman, A Part’ With ‘Billions’ Star Maggie Siff

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If you’ve watched your fair share of prestige TV you probably know Maggie Siff from “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy.” She also had a terrific lead turn in the Sundance indie “Concussion” in 2013. Currently kicking ass on Showtime’s “Billions,” Siff also landed a plum role in “A Woman, A Part,” which had its world […]

The post Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For Drama ‘A Woman, A Part’ With ‘Billions’ Star Maggie Siff appeared first on The Playlist.
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Rose Troche presents Screen Nsw and ABC's 360 Vision Lab

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Director, producer and screenwriter Rose Troche (The L Word, Go Fish, Concussion) will present at the 360 Vision lab intensive being held during Vivid Sydney..

Initiated by Screen Nsw with the ABC, Screen Australia and Event Cinemas will also partner on the 360 Vision event, Australia.s first Virtual Reality development initiative..

The initiative kicks off with an intensive one-day invitation-only lab at Carriageworks to be held June 7, at which Troche will present alongside other international and Australian leaders in Vr. .

Troche is best known as the co executive producer, writer and director of the groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word.

She has also directed episodes of Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty and Law & Order, and first came to prominence in 1994 when her directorial debut Go Fish premiered at Sundance..

.I am honored to be a part of the Screen Nsw Virtual Reality event - 360 Vision. The line up is incredible and
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Rose Troche presents Screen Nsw and ABC's 360 Vision lab at Vivid

  • IF.com.au
Director, producer and screenwriter Rose Troche (The L Word, Go Fish, Concussion) will present at the 360 Vision lab intensive being held during Vivid Sydney..

Initiated by Screen Nsw with the ABC, Screen Australia and Event Cinemas will also partner on the 360 Vision event, Australia.s first Virtual Reality development initiative..

The initiative kicks off with an intensive one-day invitation-only lab at Carriageworks to be held June 7, at which Troche will present alongside other international and Australian leaders in Vr. .

Troche is best known as the co executive producer, writer and director of the groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word.

She has also directed episodes of Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty and Law & Order, and first came to prominence in 1994 when her directorial debut Go Fish premiered at Sundance..

.I am honored to be a part of the Screen Nsw Virtual Reality event - 360 Vision. The line up is incredible and
See full article at IF.com.au »

Screen Australia, Event Cinemas back Vivid's Vr lab, Rose Troche to headline

  • IF.com.au
Director, producer and screenwriter Rose Troche (The L Word, Go Fish, Concussion) will present at the 360 Vision lab intensive being held during Vivid Sydney..

Initiated by Screen Nsw with the ABC, Screen Australia and Event Cinemas will also partner on the 360 Vision event, Australia.s first Virtual Reality development initiative..

The initiative kicks off with an intensive one-day invitation-only lab at Carriageworks to be held June 7, at which Troche will present alongside other international and Australian leaders in Vr. .

Troche is best known as the co executive producer, writer and director of the groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word.

She has also directed episodes of Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty and Law & Order, and first came to prominence in 1994 when her directorial debut Go Fish premiered at Sundance..

.I am honored to be a part of the Screen Nsw Virtual Reality event - 360 Vision. The line up is incredible and
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Take Me to the River | Review

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River of No Return: Sobel Brings Scent of Southern Gothic to the Mid-West with Stellar Debut

Family reunions have tremendous potential as battlefields for dysfunctional reparations, and provide easy arenas for comedy or drama to flourish. Director Matt Sobel draws upon the decidedly uncomfortable sort with his debut, Take Me to the River, an astute collision of adolescent anguish, coming-out suppression, and rural redneck nightmare all rolled into a flammable powder keg that leaks incendiary fumes but never builds to explosive relief. Age old juxtapositions, such as the sinful worldliness of Californians vs. corn-fed Midwestern white values, are enhanced by the dramatic charge of queer tensions Sobel compellingly conjures. Sure to make you squirm thanks to a reservoir of debauched sexuality lurking underneath the thin veneer of respectable propriety, Sobel culls a handful of startlingly realistic performances from a fine cast.

17-year-old Ryder (Logan Miller) is on his way
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TV News: Wife, Time, Transparent, Schoals

The Good Wife

"Supernatural" and "Watchmen" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has scored a series regular role on the seventh season of CBS' legal drama "The Good Wife". Morgan will play an experienced and calm investigator named Alex whom Alicia (Julianna Margulies) hires. The new season premieres October 4th. [Source: Variety]

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network has renewed five of its top-performing series - "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," "Uncle Grandpa," "Steven Universe" and "Clarence".

'Adventure' and 'Regular' will be getting their eighth seasons, 'Grandpa' and 'Universe' their third and "Clarence" its second. Nearly all five series rank No. 1 in their respective time periods among kids/boys. [Source: The Live Feed]

Transparent

Acclaimed "Fish Tank" and "Wuthering Heights" director Andrea Arnold has reportedly directed two episodes of the upcoming second season of Amazon's transgender drama "Transparent".

Arnold joins a list of acclaimed female film helmers who tackled several episodes each for the new season including Marielle Heller ("The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
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Andrea Arnold To Direct Episodes Of 'Transparent' Season 2

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How much does Amazon love "Transparent"? Well, they've already renewed the award-winning, critically acclaimed, audience loved show for a third season, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The second season of the Jill Soloway guided series is yet to air and on the way, and there's an additional reason to put this one on your radar. Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank," "Wuthering Heights") has directed two episodes from the upcoming season. She's joined behind the camera by Soloway herself, along with Marielle Heller (Sundance award winner "The Diary Of A Teenage Girl"), Stacie Passon (Berlin award winner "Concussion"), and Silas Howard. That's a pretty terrific range of talent for the season's ten episodes, and notably, a lineup led by women as well. Read More: 5 Reasons To Binge-Watch Amazon's New Series 'Transparent' For Arnold, the gig continues what seems to be a swing toward the mainstream or at least,
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Andrea Arnold To Direct Episodes Of 'Transparent' Season 2

Andrea Arnold To Direct Episodes Of 'Transparent' Season 2
How much does Amazon love "Transparent"? Well, they've already renewed the award-winning, critically acclaimed, audience loved show for a third season, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The second season of the Jill Soloway guided series is yet to air and on the way, and there's an additional reason to put this one on your radar. Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank," "Wuthering Heights") has directed two episodes from the upcoming season. She's joined behind the camera by Soloway herself, along with Marielle Heller (Sundance award winner "The Diary Of A Teenage Girl"), Stacie Passon (Berlin award winner "Concussion"), and Silas Howard. That's a pretty terrific range of talent for the season's ten episodes, and notably, a lineup led by women as well. Read More: 5 Reasons To Binge-Watch Amazon's New Series 'Transparent' For Arnold, the gig continues what seems to be a swing toward the mainstream or at least,
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Round-Up: Wizard World Las Vegas Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, The Dead Lands Trailer

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Rick Grimes and and the living dead of Robert Kirkman's comic book world get a new look from artist Gilbert Hernandez in the Wizard World Las Vegas variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details for The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, as well as the trailer for The Dead Lands.

Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1: Press Release - "Las Vegas, April 13, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
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Pfs launches women’s residency programme

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The initiative runs now through April 17 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and will be followed by another residency later this autumn.

The Gabrielle A Hanna Film Institute, an initiative of the Provincetown Film Society (Pfs), launched the women’s residency programme.

The project will allow female film-makers from around the world to work in the Cape Cod locale during the off-season alongside other artists and writers.

Pfs, in collaboration with local businesses such as Land’s End Inn, Roux and Sage Inn & Lounge, will provide lodging and meals and an inviting environment for film-makers to foster their work.

“When we first conceived of the idea of a film institute, we met with several leaders in the film world to explore ways in which we could have an immediate impact on our underserved communities,” said Provincetown Film Society CEO Christine Walker.

“We concluded that a residency programme for women would serve as a catalyst for change in an industry where an
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She’s Lost Control | Review

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Body Talk: Marquardt’s Debut Treads Lightly Through Provocative Territory

Sexuality, prostitution, and that obscure object of desire are all tricky matters to convey cinematically. In written form, many humans are able to project their own fantasies onto the scenario they’re consuming, and thus, titillation may be more accessible. Throughout the past century of cinema, dominated by not only the male gaze, but predominantly the white, heterosexual male’s tastes as well, we’ve not had the opportunity to rightly weigh the perspectives of those who don’t identify as readily or at all with such materials. But we’ve been conditioned to see things one way, and thus Anja Marquardt’s directorial debut She’s Lost Control, which concerns the struggles of a sex surrogate, has a feeling of familiarity while also being thought provoking for its potency as an observational character study from a perspective unconcerned with morality,
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Attention, Filmmakers: 10 Reasons You Should Apply to the Ifp Filmmaker Lab

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I have had the pleasure of being one of the lab leaders at the Ifp Filmmaker Lab for the past five or so years where I help run the distribution and marketing component of the labs. Each year, the four times I travel to New York for the labs are some of the highlights of my calendar. Yet I am continually amazed by the number of first time filmmakers that I talk to that didn’t apply to the lab (and many had not heard of it!). Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: Know Your Non-Theatrical and Educational Rights In recent years, films such as David Thorpe's "Do I Sound Gay?," Leah Meyerhoff's "I Believe in Unicorns" and Stacie Passon's "Concussion" participated in the labs. "Above all else, the Ifp Labs taught me that I could not wait around for someone else to give me permission to make my film.
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2015 Sundance Trading Card Series: #41. Robin Weigert (Take Me to the River)

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Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2014 discoveries” …

Robin Weigert: I’ve become a big jazz fan this year. Its newly my music of choice. I’ve been reading a ton about Russia because of something I’m writing and I’ve been listening to Dave Brubeck, Theloneous Monk, Miles Davis, Bill Charlap. Sort of anomalous, I know, listening to this sound that’s so unbounded and so totally American and reading about gulags, crony capitalism and kleptocracy. I’m at work on something and I don’t exactly know what it is, so I’m just letting instinct take me right now. I think I’m trying to figure out what freedom is, sounds like, feels like. I was hugely inspired by the film Whiplash, which was somehow right on theme for me. True freedom may mean being slave to nothing but your own muse, its true,
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Sundance Exclusive: Photos From ‘Take Me To The River’ Starring Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton & Logan Miller

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For the more adventurous viewer, the Sundance Film Festival’s Next section is where it’s at, and where some of the most creative filmmaking discoveries come from. Last year gave us Ana Lily Amirpour's "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (with the director since setting up her next movie at Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures), Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" and Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” which became a big indie comedy hit last year, among others. We don’t yet know what will stand out this year, but one strong contender, mentioned in our Most Anticipated Sundance 2015 Film Fest picks, is Matt Sobel’s “Take Me To The River.” A movie about secrets and the layers of misunderstanding and misperceptions between family, “Take Me To The River” is also a little bit like a mysterious waking dream. Starring up-and-comer Logan Miller, Robin Weigert (Sundance drama “Concussion”), Josh Hamilton,
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Matt Sobel’s Take Me to the River

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Safe to say that 2015 should be the roll out year for this directorial debut. Some got an early peak at this summer’s Rooftop film series and then it received some cool parting gifts from the Us in Progress in Wroclaw, Poland. Matt Sobel, a Filmmaker Magazine Top 25 New Faces of ’14 personality made his debut feature in his own backyard of Nebraska. Starring Logan Miller, Robin Weigert (Stacie Passon’s Concussion), Josh Hamilton and Richard Schif, Take Me to the River sounds like the uncharted waters type of discomfort drama that’ll make some folks queasy. Sign me up.

Gist: This is about a California teen (Logan Miller) who plans to come out at his family reunion in Nebraska. But when a bloodstain on his younger cousin’s dress makes him an unwitting suspect in her possible abuse, the weekend takes a very different turn…

Production Co./Producers: Matt Sobel.
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s Mississippi Grind

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Technically hitting paydirt in the indie biz with their breakout addiction drama, we could argue that over the course of their four film filmography (television fiction and docu assignments aside) that the writing-directing tandem of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are softening their searing-like stance yet adhering to a contemplative template. Half Nelson (easily among my top ten films of ’06) was followed by Sugar (2008), dramedy It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) and in 2015, we can “bet” on a roadtrippin comedy to detail our need to beat the odds. Boden and Fleck are no strangers to Park City, a pair of their shorts landed there prior to their first two features. Mississippi Grind is a blue-chip indie item that originally had Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead but Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds take the reigns alongside Analeigh Tipton, Sienna Miller, Alfre Woodard and Concussion thesp Robin Weigert. Shot in Alabama, New Orleans and Louisiana,
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Win Concussion on DVD

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To mark the release of Concussion on 8th September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Stacie Passon’s accomplished film, produced by iconic director Rose Troche, features breakout performances from Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Maggie Siff (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy), and explores the secret desires and sexual re-awakenings of women with a mix of sensuality and poignancy that will appeal to men and women alike.

After Abby, an attractive 40-something, wealthy housewife, is smacked in the head by her son’s baseball, she begins to yearn for something else, something more than her banal suburban life. Determined to take on a new project, she buys a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. But walking around the city streets reminds Abby of what it feels like to be sexy and her pent-up libido compels Abby to invent a secret double life that draws her deeply into the world of high-end prostitution for women.
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