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Check Out the Scary Trailer for Camera Obscura

28 April 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Camera Obscura stars Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,” “Tales of Halloween”) and is the theatrical directing debut of Aaron B. Koontz.

Check out this terrifying trailer:

Chiller Films will be releasing Camera Obscura in Theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th.

Synopsis: A veteran war photographer with Ptsd sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.

The post Check Out the Scary Trailer for Camera Obscura appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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Kate McKinnon, ‘Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, Allison Tolman & More Join Laura Steinel’s ‘Fam-i-ly’

28 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: SNL‘s Kate McKinnonAllison Tolman, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Bryn Vale, and FX’s Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry have boarded first-time director Laura Steinel’s indie comedy Fam-i-ly, joining previously announced star Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black). Steinel wrote the screenplay, which follows an awkward 13-year-old Maddie (Vale) who tries to run away from home to become a Juggalo, and the emotionally-stunted Aunt Kate (Schilling) who is tasked… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Take Me’

28 April 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the history of bad ideas, entrepreneurial or otherwise, perhaps none has ever been worse than that of Ray Moody (Pat Healy), who earns his living providing kidnapping role-playing scenarios for clients interested in confronting personal issues or acting out deviant fantasies. Ray’s wannabe-therapeutic business predictably leads to trouble in “Take Me,” star Healy’s nimble directorial debut, which exploits its screwy premise for both unnerving laughs and volatile thrills. Tailor-made for a cult following, it should be eagerly snatched up by audiences after its Tribeca film festival premiere.

Having relocated from Atlantic City to Los Angeles due to a shady past incident involving his ex-wife, Ray finds banks unwilling to financially commit to his Kidnap Solutions, LLC, which he claims “helps people,” such as an early, overweight client (Jim O’Heir) who uses a seizure scenario to overcome his fast-food eating habits. Forced to secretly borrow cash from his brother-in-law, »

- Nick Schager

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WGA Strike: Why This Time the Writers, Netflix, and the Public May Have the Upper Hand

28 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Like all labor disputes, the WGA’s strike threat is meant to ensure its members get an equitable share of profits. However, this one contains a particularly potent strain of deja vu. As they did 10 years ago, and even 30 years before that, studios argue that writers want in on a market that doesn’t wholly exist.

The gap between writers’ and producers’ terms are massive: Entertainment lawyer Jonathan Handel crunched the numbers for The Hollywood Reporter and estimated the gap to be somewhere in the region of $350 million. The healthcare issue is particularly staggering, with Variety reporting the WGA’s 2020 projected deficit alone to be $65 million.

It sounds dire. Only this time, the public’s rapidly evolving viewing habits could give writers the upper hand.

Read More: WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization, as Contract Negotiations Resume Tuesday

In 1985, the WGA went on strike over the then-burgeoning home video market based »

- Chris O'Falt

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WGA Strike: Why This Time the Writers, Netflix, and the Public May Have the Upper Hand

28 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like all labor disputes, the WGA’s strike threat is meant to ensure its members get an equitable share of profits. However, this one contains a particularly potent strain of deja vu. As they did 10 years ago, and even 30 years before that, studios argue that writers want in on a market that doesn’t wholly exist.

The gap between writers’ and producers’ terms are massive: Entertainment lawyer Jonathan Handel crunched the numbers for The Hollywood Reporter and estimated the gap to be somewhere in the region of $350 million. The healthcare issue is particularly staggering, with Variety reporting the WGA’s 2020 projected deficit alone to be $65 million.

It sounds dire. Only this time, the public’s rapidly evolving viewing habits could give writers the upper hand.

Read More: WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization, as Contract Negotiations Resume Tuesday

In 1985, the WGA went on strike over the then-burgeoning home video market based »

- Chris O'Falt

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Netflix’s ‘Legend of the Monkey’ Whitewashing Sparks Petition to Boycott Series

28 April 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Iron Fist.” “Death Note.” Now you can add “Legend of the Monkey” to that list of Netflix projects that are feeling the heat from Asians who are crying whitewashing.

“Legend of the Monkey” is an Australian-New Zealand co-production based on the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West” and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. It tells of the pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang to obtain sacred texts, aided by three disciples from folklore: Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Zhu Bajie also known as Pigsy, and Sha Wujing, aka Sandy. The tale has been told many times on screen before under various names. Japan had a TV adaptation called “Monkey Magic,” and Stephen Chow released a “Journey to the West” film in 2013 with a sequel in 2017.

Read More: ‘Death Note’ Producer Responds to Whitewashing Claims, Says It’s ‘Somewhat Offensive’ to New Netflix Movie

In Netflix’s new 10-part series, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Netflix’s ‘Legend of the Monkey’ Whitewashing Sparks Petition to Boycott Series

28 April 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Iron Fist.” “Death Note.” Now you can add “Legend of the Monkey” to that list of Netflix projects that are feeling the heat from Asians who are crying whitewashing.

“Legend of the Monkey” is an Australian-New Zealand co-production based on the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West” and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. It tells of the pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang to obtain sacred texts, aided by three disciples from folklore: Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Zhu Bajie also known as Pigsy, and Sha Wujing, aka Sandy. The tale has been told many times on screen before under various names. Japan had a TV adaptation called “Monkey Magic,” and Stephen Chow released a “Journey to the West” film in 2013 with a sequel in 2017.

Read More: ‘Death Note’ Producer Responds to Whitewashing Claims, Says It’s ‘Somewhat Offensive’ to New Netflix Movie

In Netflix’s new 10-part series, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Dear White People’: Why the ‘Scandal’ Parody Isn’t Just Fun, But an Essential Part of the Show

28 April 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dear White People” creator Justin Simien wants to be clear about this: When IndieWire brought up “Defamation,” “Dear White People’s” fictional show-within-a-show, we were the ones who made the obvious comparison.

“I didn’t say ‘Scandal,'” he said, laughing. “You said that.”

Read More: ‘Dear White People’ Review: Justin Simien’s Netflix Series Sets the Standard for Movie-to-tv Adaptations

But between the “black political fixer in love with the President” narrative, the fabulous coats, and the distinctive camera-shutter sound effects, it’s pretty obvious what “Dear White People” is referencing with “‘Defamation’ Nights,” a staple of black culture at Winchester University, which finds itself rocked by racial politics over the course of the first season.

Starting in the first episode, group-watching the primetime soap adventures of “Olive Bishop” are clearly a regular part of the lives of Sam (Logan Browning) and her fellow students, as well as a »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Laverne Cox Drops the Ultimate Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Tease in Just 15 Seconds

28 April 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Laverne Cox is a master of the cryptic and amazing TV show tease. The Emmy nominated actress behind one of Orange Is the New Black's best characters, Sophia, hit up We Day to inspire youth to transform their lives and those around them and dropped what will likely go down as the best tease for Orange Is the New Black season 5. In the video above, experience the 15-second soundbite in all its glory. Need more to get you to watch: Her teases ends with, "And you're gonna gag!" Cox was on hand for We Day to celebrate youth making a difference in their communities—locally and globally. The actress spoke to the crowd about her upbringing and issues facing the transgender community today. "I'm »

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Horror Highlights: Camera Obscura, Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl, Wtf!, Remedial Horror, Powerbomb

28 April 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In today's Horror Highlights, we have the trailer for Camera Obscura, screening details on Shudder's screening of Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl at Nitehawk Cinema, acquisition details on Wtf!, Remedial Horror's (the website of Daily Dead contributor Bryan Christopher) fundraiser for Dcadv, and Indiegogo information for Powerbomb.

Watch the Camera Obscura Trailer: "Camera Obscura stars Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,” “Tales of Halloween”) and is the theatrical directing debut of Aaron B. Koontz.

Chiller Films will be releasing Camera Obscura in Theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th."

The trailer for Camera Obscura debuted on Collider, and you can watch it below (via New Trailer Buzz):

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Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl Screening at Nitehawk Cinema, Presented by Shudder: »

- Derek Anderson

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American Gods: Dueling Deities, Altered Easter, Bryan Fuller's Favorites and More Scoop on Starz's Fantasy Drama

28 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good gods almighty, the world of Starz’s newest drama is a complicated place, indeed.

The series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods, which gets underway on Sunday (9/8c), encompasses topics as sprawling as world religions, failed romance, the reach of technology, the meaning of death and the constantly challenged nature of belief.

Oh, and there’s also an epic road trip.

RelatedAmerican Gods EPs Talk Episode Order Cut (and Why Neil Gaiman Approved It)

Though you certainly don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the show, we thought we’d pull together a »

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’13 Reasons Why’: If Season 2 Happens, That Could Be Good News

28 April 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When it was announced that Netflix would be adapting Jay Asher’s novel “13 Reasons Why,” many people assumed was that the show would be one-and-done — a miniseries adaptation, rather than an ongoing story.

This isn’t the case with all adaptations. Both “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the upcoming “American Gods” expand and build upon their original novels to create narratives that could last multiple seasons. But “13 Reasons Why” seemed to have a finite end to it, given its premise: Clay’s (Dylan Minnette) discovery of Hannah’s (Katherine Langford) first-person narrative describing why, exactly, she killed herself a few weeks prior. Once Clay has listened to all of Hannah’s tapes, what comes next? Hannah’s incapable of narrating the story any further. There’s no coming back from that.

Read More: ’13 Reasons Why’ to ‘Riverdale’: What Former Teen Stars Add to Teen Shows, When They Return as Adults

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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Locked Up review – tremendously silly and fantastically taut

27 April 2017 11:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The second series of the Spanish prison drama has broken away from the cliches – but it’s hard to know if the element of camp is entirely intended. Plus: The Good Fight

Setting a TV series within the walls of a prison all but guarantees sex, drugs, violence and some sort of showdown in the laundry room where bad things happen with hot things, but prison dramas can also be prone to boxing themselves in too quickly. Once the key is turned in the lock, there are only so many storylines to explore. There will be a scuffle over who is top dog, some sort of unlikely same-sex romance, a corrupt prison officer who probably has sex with the inmates, a riot, an attempt to run the prison nicely, an attempt to run the prison strictly, and an escape. During its first series, the Spanish drama Locked Up (Channel 4 »

- Rebecca Nicholson

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Camera Obscura: Watch The Trailer For Chiller's New Horror Thriller

27 April 2017 7:45 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Chiller's new horror thriller Camera Obscura will be released in U.S. theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th. We have the trailer for you below.    A veteran war photographer with Ptsd sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.   It marks the theatrical directing debut of Aaron B. Koontz and is a feature length version of his previous short film Aperture. Koontz has primarily performed production roles of sorts over the years, most notebly Starry Eyes and Sacrament. His debut stars Christopher Denham (“Billions,” Argo), Nadja Bobyleva (Bridge of Spies), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, Beyond...

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New Dead Awake Clip Features “Fatal Sleep Insomnia”

27 April 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Taking a page from the playbook of Springwood teens haunted by Freddy Krueger, a patient in a new clip from Dead Awake is avoiding sleep, but he's managed to avoid slumber for over a year, and the psychological toll it's taken is unsettling to say the least.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake »

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America's Got Talent Season 12 Adds Laverne Cox as Guest Judge

27 April 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The roster of guest judges for America's Got Talent season 12 is growing.

Following NBC's announcement that DJ Khaled and Chris Hardwick would be stopping by the summer's hottest reality series to help the AGT judges decide which acts will be moving on in the competition, E! News can exclusively reveal that Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will be bringing a bit of her fierceness to the judges table, as well. The fourth and final guest judge, however, still remains a mystery.

The guest judge rounds will begin on NBC in mid-July and carry over through the beginning of August. Laverne, however, will only appear in one episode. The Golden Buzzer, which allows the judges to send one act straight »

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5 character posters for Netflix’s wrestling comedy ‘Glow’

27 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

In anticipation of the June 23rd premiere of Glow, Netflix has released a set of character posters for their upcoming comedy series – which is inspired by the short-lived, but beloved wrestling show from the 80s.

Glow stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom. The series comes from Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds).

Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into »

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Teen Drama Hit ’13 Reasons Why’ Heading For Season 2 Renewal At Netflix

27 April 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of the interesting things about Netflix and their original series is that the passage of what becomes a hit (seemingly: the streaming service still fiercely protect actual viewership figures, but it’s easy enough to tell from social media buzz and the like) is genuinely organic. “Orange Is The New Black” became a much bigger talking point than the infinitely more-hyped “House Of Cards,” “Bojack Horseman” gradually built fans to become a cult comedy, and last year, “Stranger Things” came from almost nowhere to become seemingly the streaming service’s buzziest show ever.

Continue reading Teen Drama Hit ’13 Reasons Why’ Heading For Season 2 Renewal At Netflix at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Hot Docs 2017 Preview: A Flamenco Legend, Female Inmates, and Domestic Violence

27 April 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

A Better Man

Hot Docs kicks off today. Given that the Toronto fest is among the world’s biggest documentary festivals, it’s unsurprising that this year’s expansive program has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in pressing social issues, personal tragedies, or inspiring underdog stories. We’ve assembled some of the women-directed titles we’re most looking forward to seeing, but this list is not exhaustive. For more information about some of the high-profile films helmed by women screening at the fest, check out our post about Hot Docs’ Special Presentations lineup.

The fest runs until May 7. The film synopses below are courtesy of Hot Docs.

“32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide” — Directed by Hope Litoff

What it’s about: A talented, gorgeous and well-loved New York artist and photographer kills herself in a strikingly peculiar fashion. Years later, the director — her sister — combs through her belongings to painstakingly uncover her motives in this refreshingly witty and brave quest.

Why we’re interested: When tragedies like suicide are depicted in film, the spotlight is usually reserved for the bereaved families and friends. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course — but suicide victims are usually just portrayed as that: victims, tragic figures with no personality or backstory. Instead of just focusing on those her sister left behind, director Hope Litoff shows both sides of the story. While learning to cope with her grief and coming to terms with her Ruth’s death, Litoff also provides the audience a chance to get to know Ruth as a person in her own right.

A Better Man” — Co-Directed by Attiya Khan

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What it’s about: Attiya’s years as a counselor shape her radical approach to confronting her own decades-old past as a victim of domestic violence. Sitting across from her abuser, they together delve into their turbulent history, uncovering its root causes with compassion.

Why we’re interested: “A Better Man” deals with subject matter that’s rarely depicted in media. Fortunately, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” has helped start some important, long overdue conversations about domestic abuse, and we’re betting that “A Better Man” will offer audiences another eye-opening perspective on a crime that’s all too common. The film’s co-director, Attiya Khan, reunites with her high school boyfriend, who abused her for the two years they spent together. The two discuss what exactly happened during those formative, traumatic years — and the effect they’ve had on Khan. Based on the trailer “A Better Man,” the experience of revisiting the past seems both painful and healing for the filmmaker. We sense that her journey will be especially meaningful to those who have dealt — or are dealing — with domestic violence.

“Communion” — Directed by Anna Zamecka

What it’s about: Fourteen-year-old Ola looks after a useless father and raises her autistic brother on her own. If only she can make her sibling’s First Communion perfect, maybe their mercurial mother will come back home to them in this award-winning family tale.

Why we’re interested: “Communion” took home the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for Poland’s Oscars. The coming-of-age story has great buzz. While teen girls are often represented as vacuous and superficial with no responsibilities, the fact is that many of them, like Ola, are single-handedly running households. It’s nice to see a film that reflects this reality.

“Divine Divas”— Directed by Leandra Leal

“Divine Divas”

What it’s about: A famed Brazilian cabaret in the 60s showcased some of the first transvestite artists who challenged the morals of a country at the height of a rigid military dictatorship. Now, 50 years into their careers, they return to the stage.

Why we’re interested: We tend to think of political protest in terms of marches, boycotts, and canvassing. But sometimes refusing to hide who you are or what you’re passionate about are the most effective means of social change. In a time when nearly every engaged progressive is looking for any way to push back against the White House’s fascist agenda, we couldn’t be more excited to learn about a group of drag queens that took on a dictator — and won. Resistance rarely looks this fun.

“Every Other Couple” — Directed by Mia Halme

What it’s about: Reflecting on their decisions to divorce and the complicated dynamics that emerge, three ex-couples learn to accept pain and sorrow as they navigate their new realities and redefine what it means to be a family.

Why we’re interested: Stories about romantic relationships often veer into fairy tale-like territory or domestic nightmares. “Every Other Couple” seems to offer a a less melodramatic take on the dissolution of relationships than we’re accustomed to seeing — and we’re so glad for it. The divorce process is infamously emotional, complicated, and costly. But there aren’t always villains. And sometimes the couple deciding to split still love and respect one another. “Every Other Couple” sounds like an intimate look into beginnings, endings, and everything in between.

“House in the Fields” — Directed by Tala Hadid

“House in the Fields”

What it’s about: Deep in Morocco’s mountains, in an isolated village at the crossroads of tradition and change, two sisters come of age. Engaged to be married and preparing to move to Casablanca with her husband, Fatima must give up school while the younger Khadija dreams of one day becoming a judge.

Why we’re interested: Taking place over the course of a year, “House in the Fields” is the first installment of a trilogy about two sisters “whose aspirations seem incompatible with the daily life of their remote village,” Hot Docs writes. Films that showcase the relationship between sisters will always pique our interest, but we’re even more intrigued by the possibility of a “Boyhood”-esque series that follows Fatima and Khadija as they grow up. There will most likely be a significant shift in the sisters’ close bond once Fatima marries in “House in the Fields,” and we’re curious to see how their connection evolves throughout this film and its follow-ups.

La Chana” —Directed by Lucija Stojevic

La Chana

What it’s about: At the height of her career, a flamenco legend mysteriously disappears from the spotlight. Decades later she makes her dramatic return for a triumphant final performance, and reveals the terrible secret that’s kept her from the stage.

Why we’re interested: On some level, most women’s sense of worth is tied to their bodies: its age, appearance, or health. (That’s the patriarchy for you.) This is especially true of female dancers — who build their entire career around their body’s physical capabilities. Like “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan,” “La Chana” depicts the physical and emotional toll the dance profession takes on women, particularly those nearing the end of their careers.

“P4W: Prison for Women”— Directed by Janis Cole and Holly Dale

“P4W: Prison for Women”

What it’s about: Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness.

Why we’re interested: “‘P4W’ isn’t sensationalized or rooted in an exploitative voyeurism,” Hot Docs writes. Hallelujah. Janis Cole and Holly Dale’s new doc doesn’t treat the five incarcerated women it depicts as devils incarnate or sideshow curiosities, which is often how criminals are portrayed onscreen. Most of us are watching “Orange Is the New Black” — and anticipating its upcoming fifth season — but how much do we actually know about the real women behind bars, the circumstances that led them there, and the conditions they live under? “Pfw” will offer us some much-needed information and insight into these questions.

“Zaineb Hates the Snow” — Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

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What it’s about: When her mother remarries and her newly blended family moves to Canada, a nine-year-old Tunisian girl’s life takes a profound turn as she struggles to find her place and maintain her Muslim identity in a new land.

Why we’re interested: There are dozens of films that explore divorce and remarriage through a child’s eyes. However, most focus on the kid’s adaptation to a new family, not an entirely new life. Zaineb, the main character in “Zaineb Hates the Snow,” tries to keep her sense of self when she is forced to give up her previous family dynamic, her school, her friends, and her homeland when her mother remarries. Director Kaouther Ben Hania provides a new take on the immigrant story in “Zaineb Hates the Snow.” For Zaineb, getting to Canada was the easy part. Learning to live with a new family in a new country is the challenge — and the one we’re looking forward to watching.

Hot Docs 2017 Preview: A Flamenco Legend, Female Inmates, and Domestic Violence was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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The Handmaid's Tale: Your Guide to the Citizens of Gilead

27 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Handmaids, Marthas, Commanders—there's a lot to take in with The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu's ambitious new dystopian drama that has everybody buzzing. The series, based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood, has a sprawling cast made up of so many TV fan-favorites including Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, Orange Is the New Black's Samira Wiley and Gilmore Girls veteran Alexis Bledel. Set in Gilead, the former United States of America now under totalitarian rule, The Handmaid's Tale follows Offred (Moss), a Handmaid (one of the remaining fertile women) who is assigned to a powerful Commander's house, but has one goal in mind: find her daughter. The bonnets (or wings), the "Blessed »

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