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‘First Girl I Loved’ Trailer: Two Girls Navigate Love and Identity in Sundance Coming-of-Age Drama

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‘First Girl I Loved’ Trailer: Two Girls Navigate Love and Identity in Sundance Coming-of-Age Drama
Most people got to known Brianna Hildebrand for the very first time through her scene-stealing performance as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool. But if you were at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, you might have seen her a bit earlier. Hildebrand hit the festival with First Girl I Loved, a tender coming-of-age drama directed by Kerem Sanga (The Young Kieslowski). […]

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‘First Girl I Loved’ Exclusive Trailer: Two High Schoolers Struggle With Young Love And Coming Out

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‘First Girl I Loved’ Exclusive Trailer: Two High Schoolers Struggle With Young Love And Coming Out
Young love is always a flurry of excitement and terror, dominated by a wide-eyed sense of wonder and joy. But it can be difficult if two people aren’t on the same page, and even more difficult if two people are in the closet. The new film “First Girl I Loved,” which won the Next Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows Anne (Dylan Gelula), a high school senior and yearbook volunteer who falls in love with Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand), the most popular girl at her high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton (Mateo Arias), who has always harbored a secret crush, he tries to sabotage their relationship out of jealousy. The film also stars Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Tim Heidecker (“Tim & Eric”), Cameron Esposito (“Take My Wife”), Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”), and Jennifer Prediger (“Apartment Troubles”). Watch the exclusive trailer below.

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New on Netflix: March 2016

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Netflix is delivering the goods in March 2016.

Mark your calendars: Season 2 of "Marvel's Daredevil" debuts March 18, as does "Pee-wee's Big Holiday." And President Underwood returns March 4 with Season 4 of "House of Cards."

And prepare to yell "Khaaaaan!" to your heart's content as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) is added to Netflix streaming on March 1. Also new to Netflix in March: "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), and "Scarface" (1983).

Available March 1, 2016

"Adult Beginners" (2015)

"Ahora o Nunca" (2015)

"Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2

"American Pie Presents: Beta House" (2007)

"American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" (2006)

"Before We Go" (2015)

"Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland" (2016)

"El Desconocido" (2015)

"Fresh Meat: Series 2

"Frog Kingdom" (2013)

"Good Burger" (1997)

"Groundhog Day" (1993)

"Heaven Knows What" (2015)

"Hot Sugar's Cold World" (2015)

"Midsomer Murders: Series 17

"Narcopolis" (2015)

"Road Trip: Beer Pong" (2009)

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991)

"Scarface" (1983)

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979)

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982)

"The Young Kieslowski
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Sundance Film Review: ‘First Girl I Loved’

Sundance Film Review: ‘First Girl I Loved’
Initially a somewhat bland, under-detailed tale of burgeoning attraction between two female high schoolers, “First Girl I Loved” gets more interesting as their tentative relationship crashes against the usual private uncertainties and social anxieties of that age. Those conflicts aren’t particularly well developed either, however, compromised by uneven character writing and an awkward flashback structure. Like writer-director Kerem Sanga’s “The Young Kieslowski” last year, which was about unplanned youth pregnancy, this watchable but middling drama tackles a worthy, relatable subject without quite figuring out what to say about it. The film’s theme, TV names and a certain degree of junior-lipstick-lesbian titillation will open some commercial avenues, with modest niche home-format sales assured.

Anne (Dylan Gelula, from Netflix’s “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is a mildly quirky 17-year-old who lives with her single mom (Pamela Adlon) and exercises her arty side as photographer for the school yearbook. It
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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition, Next Films

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition, Next Films
The latest films by returning Park City alums So Yong Kim, Antonio Campos, Jeff Baena and Chad Hartigan; timely documentaries on gun control, abortion rights and the rise of Isis; and a romantic drama about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date are among the 65 features set to make their world premieres in the U.S. dramatic and documentary competitions at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Those titles were unveiled today by Sundance director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth, along with the films in the World Cinema dramatic and documentary slates and Next, a sidebar devoted to cutting-edge, low-budget work. Cumulatively, the lineup — consisting of 120 features, 98 of which are world premieres — is indicative of “a great step forward for independent film,” Cooper said. “Everyone’s understanding craft so much better. There’s a changing face to what a documentary is and what it can do in the end.
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Lindsay Lohan's Freaky Friday Brother Is All Grown Up—See What Ryan Malgarini Looks Like 12 Years Later!

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Lindsay Lohan's Freaky Friday Brother Is All Grown Up—See What Ryan Malgarini Looks Like 12 Years Later!
How's this for a freaky Monday?! It seems like yesterday when we first watched Lindsay Lohan try not to strangle her big-screen brother in Disney's Freaky Friday. But more than 12 years after the film became a huge hit, we've found out the irresistible sibling played by Ryan Malgarini has grown up into a mature, handsome young man. At 23 years young, Malgarini is still acting and most recently starred in the TV series Resident Advisors. He also scored roles in Mike & Molly and Bones. This past summer, he traveled to the Los Angeles and Cleveland International Film Festival where his film The Young Kieslowski collected a number of awards. After all of these years, however,...
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The Secret to Indie Film Success? Stay Ambitious

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The Secret to Indie Film Success? Stay Ambitious
My basic advice for indie film success: stay ambitious. Sometimes you have to compromise, sure. But that shouldn't be your first thought. Got a crazy location in your film? If you have time on your side — that is to say, no money for production yet — then stay ambitious with that location. For instance, let's suppose you want to shoot in Nasa mission control. I would budget at least two years to establish residence in Houston, befriend a few employees, learn everything you can about shooting regulations and so forth. Now, you’ll probably never get permission, and even if you did, maybe two years of life isn't worth it. This is an extreme example, of course, but you get the idea. Read More: Mance Media Acquires Global Rights to L.A. Film Festival Winner "The Young Kieslowski" In "The Young Kieslowski," our mission control was the Caltech University campus in Pasadena,
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Round-Up: The Haunted Mask-Inspired Apparel, Ejecta Blu-ray, The Last Survivors Trailer, Clowntown Images

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R.L. Stine's Goosebumps novels have been terrifying children since 1992, and inspired Cavity Colors to create apparel based on the 11th book in the series, The Haunted Mask. Also: Ejecta Blu-ray details, The Last Survivors trailer, and Clowntown photos.

Cavity Colors's The Killer Mask: R.L. Stine's The Haunted Mask tells the story of a girl who discovers that the Halloween mask she purchased has become permanently attached to her face.

The Killer Mask collection of apparel was designed by artists Coki Greenway and Aaron Crawford. With a retail price of $24.00 apiece, The Killer Mask T-Shirt and Tank Top are black in color and 100% Cotton. The limited edition print is priced at $40.00, and the stickers / buttons are priced at $10.00 for a pack of two.

For more information on this apparel, visit the Cavity Colors online shop.

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Ejecta: Press Release: "From the writer of Pontypool and Septic Man comes Ejecta,
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'Stonewall' and 'Raging Bull' Sequel in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Last week's MPAA bulletin had two titles and both were notable releases, this week has nine titles and only one of them really moves the dial... at all. That one being Stonewall, which I'm sure most people drooling over Roland Emmerich's current project, Independence Day: Resurgence, forgot all about. Well, if you're in that camp, let me remind you. Stonewall is a drama centered on the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, an event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement. The movie stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, Joey King and Karl Glusman. Here's the synopsis: Kicked out of his own home, young Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) flees to NY, leaving behind his beloved sister (Joey King). Homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of the local drag queens,
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Rising Stars From ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Set for Indie Romance ‘First Girl I Loved’ (Exclusive)

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Rising Stars From ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Set for Indie Romance ‘First Girl I Loved’ (Exclusive)
Rising stars Dylan Gelula (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Brianna Hildebrand (“Deadpool”) are set to star in Kerem Sanga’s indie “First Girl I Loved,” a romantic dramedy about a burgeoning romance between two teenage girls, TheWrap has learned. Mateo Arias (Disney’s “Kickin’ It”) co-stars alongside Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Tim Heidecker (“Entertainment”), Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”) and Cameron Esposito (“Maron”). Sanga, whose previous film “The Young Kieslowski” won the audience award at last year’s La Film Festival, wrote the script and is directing the movie. Also Read: 8 Biggest Winners of Comic-Con: 'Suicide Squad,' 'Deadpool,' 'Outlander' Top
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Watch: A One Night Stand Has Unexpected Results in Exclusive 'The Young Kieslowski' Trailer

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Watch: A One Night Stand Has Unexpected Results in Exclusive 'The Young Kieslowski' Trailer
Read More: Laff Review: 'The Young Kieslowski' is Yet Another Pregnancy Comedy A new exclusive trailer for "The Young Kieslowski" finds two students accidentally expecting after a drunken encounter at a college party.  The film follows an intelligent physics student, Brian Kieslowski (Ryan Malgarini), who drunkenly loses his virginity to the equally-inexperienced Leslie Mallard (Haley Lu Richardson). The two soon find that Leslie is pregnant and seemingly wants to keep the child and start a life together. Despite the film's serious premise -- and its grappling with the choice to not have an abortion at a young age -- it's a comedy, relying on Brian's missteps and awkwardness for laughs. The story explores the nature of first relationships, along with how to control unexpected conflict while just being a college student.  "The Young Kieslowski" won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and will premiere in
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Round-Up: Shout! Factory TV’s Summer of Fear, Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, The Last Survivors Blu-ray / DVD

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Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.

Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.

Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney,
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Sonoma fest announces winners

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Kerem Sanga’s The Young Kieslowski earned Best American Independent Feature award as the 18th Sonoma International Film Festival came to a close.

Afia Nathaniel’s Dukhtar (pictured) was named Best World Feature and Galen KnowlesFar From Home won best documentary.

Best Narrative Short went to God Has His Head In The Clouds by Gianluca Sodaro, Cindy Allen’s Fish Out of Water won Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short was presented to Jack Anderson for Wirecutters.

The Stolman Audience Award of $1,000 for Best American Independent Feature went to The Week by John W Mann and Jon Gunn, while Jeffrey Brown’s Sold claimed the $1,000 A³ Audience Award for world cinema prize and Cowspiracy by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn took the $1,000 A³ Audience Award for best documentary.

“We are already looking forward to our 19th,” said festival executive director Kevin W McNeely. “Our 18th reached a new high of films from around the world
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The Story Behind Two Sundance Success Stories: 'Short Term 12' and 'Land Ho!'

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The Story Behind Two Sundance Success Stories: 'Short Term 12' and 'Land Ho!'
"Just make a movie." That was "Short Term 12" producer Asher Goldstein’s advice for first-time filmmakers at the production case studies panel at the Film Independent Forum in October: Just make it, "not to make a ton of money—or make your money back, even—just making a movie, just to make it, to prove that you can." Read More: What I Wish I Knew About Film Distribution Before Self-Distributing "I Am Not a Hipster" Goldstein, his producing partner Ron Najor and "Land Ho!" writer-director Aaron Katz were on the panel discussing their films' paths to the big screen. Moderating the panel was Seth Caplan, producer of "The Young Kieslowski," which premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, and Spirit Award winner "In Search of a Midnight Kiss," which he discussed on this same panel at a past Forum. "I was in one of your guys’ seats a few years ago,
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Slideshow: Exclusive Red-Carpet Portraits at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival

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Previous | Image 1 of 12 | NextFilmmaker and activist Michael Moore introduced ‘Roger and Me.’

Chicago – As the 2014 edition of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival ends on October 23rd, HollywoodChicago.com spotlights the Red Carpet events with a collection of Exclusive Portraits from photographer Joe Arce. Directors are highlighted, as filmmakers ranging from Oliver Stone to Michael Moore are featured.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

CIFF1: Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore introduced ‘Roger and Me.’ CIFF2: Actress Kathleen Turner at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. CIFF3: Oliver Stone introduced his films ‘Natural Born Killers’ & ‘Alexander.’ CIFF4: Director Taylor Hackford presented his film ‘White Nights.’ CIFF5: Director Richard Lagravenese debuted ‘The Last 5 Years.’ CIFF6: Director Margarethe Von Trotta served on the International Feature Film jury.
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Ciff Day 4: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ and ‘In Order of Disappearance’

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You can’t win ‘em all. Sometimes the challenge with a film festival, as opposed to say a music festival, is that not everything you see will be good. Sometimes you may decide it just wasn’t for you, and sometimes you wonder why they even decided to choose that film in the first place.

The Young Kieslowski was this year’s dud. It broke the rule I held that there are no romantic leads named “Brian”, and if there are fictional Brians they end up writing term papers while everyone else gets paired off with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheady. And yet it doesn’t help that Brian Kieslowski is remarkably repellent.

Hardly an edgy sex comedy on par with any college-aged romp you can imagine from the last 10 years, and trying desperately to be a mix of Ferris Bueller, Juno and maybe a dash of 500 Days of Summer,
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Millennium Entertainment takes The Humbling

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Millennium Entertainment takes The Humbling
The distributor has acquired Us rights to Barry Levinson’s dark comedy starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig, following the world premiere in Venice and North American premiere in Toronto.

Millennium Entertainment will launch an awards campaign in support of Pacino, who plays a stage actor in his twilight years who embarks upon a fateful affair with a lesbian half his age.

Millennium handles worldwide rights. ICM Partners brokered the deal with the distributor.

Mance Media has picked up world rights to Kerem Sanga’s comedy The Young Kieslowski and will introduce to buyers at Afm. The parties have earmarked a theatrical and VOD launch in the first half of 2015.
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L.A. Film Fest Winner 'The Young Kieslowski' Sells to Mance Media (Exclusive)

Director Kerem Sanga's film The Young Kieslowski, winner of the audience award for best narrative feature at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, has sold to Mance Media, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Mance is planning a theatrical and VOD release for the first half of 2015. It will shop the film to international distributors at November's American Film Market. "Mance Media's enthusiasm for Kieslowski has been palpable since the day we premiered at Laff," said Sanga, who also wrote the film. "I'm very proud of this film, and I couldn't be more excited to be working with them

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Laff Review: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ A Welcome And Charming Teen Comedy Surprise

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Blind knowledge is probably the best state in which to see “The Young Kieslowski” – not for fear of any plot spoilers, but because its quick synopsis might actually repel viewers before seeing a single frame. Following a geeky college student loses his virginity and impregnates his first girlfriend in one fell swoop -- as “Obvious Child” recently explored, such a premise surrounding that aftermath requires a skillful execution, and initially it seems like director Kerem Sanga’s second feature won’t take a similar consideration. However, just as a slate of recent teen dramas like “The Spectacular Now” or “Perks of Being a Wallflower” have achieved, a helping of real emotion and well-developed characters helps to right the balance, and “The Young Kieslowski” carries on in that tradition. For its majority, the film is much warmer, funnier, and pleasurable than you’d expect, as Cal Tech student Brian Kieslowski (Ryan Malgarini
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'Man From Reno' wins top prize at L.A. Film Festival

'Man From Reno' wins top prize at L.A. Film Festival
Man From Reno, a Kickstarter-backed movie about a Japanese crime novelist investigating a murder mystery in San Francisco, won the Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. “Its exploration of barriers of age, language and success set against a noir plot line infuses a pop energy into the well observed portrayal of its unique characters,” the jury stated, awarding director Dave Boyle the $5,000 prize. The film stars Ayako Fujitani as the novelist as well as Pepe Serna (Scarface) and Kazuki Kitamura (The Raid 2).

Stray Dog, Debra Granik’s first film since Winter’s Bone, won the festival prize for Best Documentary Feature.
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