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How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?
Nantucket, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a “worryingly trendy conversation.” That’s how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers.

After so many years of hearing “no” to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it’s pleasantly surprising to be asked to bring in diverse material director-producer Miranda Bailey said during the “Women Beyond the Words” panel moderated by NPR host Ophira Eisenberg. Bailey was joined by Gamble, actor-producer Alysia Reiner, actor Jeanne Tripplehorn, and documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Bailey, “I’m being told by every single studio please come in,
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How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?
Nantucket, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a “worryingly trendy conversation.” That’s how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers.

After so many years of hearing “no” to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it’s pleasantly surprising to be asked to
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Little Pink House – Review

Catherine Keener stars as Susette Kelo, in the true-story drama about her battle against eminent domain to keep her home, in Little Pink House. Photo courtesy of Korchula Productions

A pink house is not for everyone but it was just right for Susette Kelo, especially with a lovely river view. When a local economic redevelopment organization tries to seize the Connecticut cottage she so lovingly rehabbed for a project to lure a Big Pharma company to the financially-strapped town, she fights – all the way to the Supreme Court.

There is a bit of Frank Capra mixed with “Erin Brockovich” in the true story-inspired Little Pink House. Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener plays Kelo in a moving performance as an ordinary woman pushed too far in this film from Courtney Balaker, making her directorial debut.

After her marriage failed, paramedic Kelo was looking for a place to start over. When she finds the
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Weekly Update for April 20: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

“Little Pink House”Films About Women Opening This Week

Little Pink House — Written and Directed by Courtney Moorehead Balaker

Based on a true story, a small-town paramedic named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) leaves a bad marriage, and starts over in a new town. She buys a rundown cottage in New London, Connecticut, refurbishes it, paints it pink, meets a great guy, and exhales. Then she discovers powerful politicians are bent on bulldozing her blue-collar neighborhood to make way for condos and office buildings. The redevelopment effort is spearheaded by Dr. Charlotte Wells (Jeanne Tripplehorn) — ambitious and accomplished, she’s the closest thing the gritty town has to a celebrity. With the help of a young lawyer named Scott Bullock (Giacomo Baessato), Susette emerges as the reluctant leader of her neighbors in an epic battle that goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, inspires a nation, and helps
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Film Review: ‘Little Pink House’

Film Review: ‘Little Pink House’
As the thorny matter of eminent domain — the power of the government to seize private property for debatably public use — continues to flare up in American headlines, Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s “Little Pink House” arrives on screens as an earnest, adamant statement of opposition. Revisiting the Supreme Court’s famously contentious decision in the 2005 case of Kelo vs. City of New London, which ruled against a Connecticut homeowner standing her ground in the face of redevelopment by the Pfizer Corporation, Balaker’s heartfelt film holds attention as a straightforward account of a complicated case, and benefits from the intelligent, careworn presence of Catherine Keener as its human anchor amid all the procedural to-and-fro. If the story’s political and personal nuances have been a bit flattened in Balaker’s script, keeping proceedings in a movie-of-the-week register, this “Little Pink House” nonetheless retains what property developers would call good bones.

As it stands,
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, Slate of Female Filmmakers Enliven Sun Valley Film Festival

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, Slate of Female Filmmakers Enliven Sun Valley Film Festival
Sun Valley, Idaho, has well preserved its long-established reputation as a winter playground for the millionaire sports enthusiast, with sparkling snow blanketing its ski slopes and throngs of snowboarders shredding the gnar. It’s also a center of creative passion and grand literary achievement. Ketchum, minutes away from Sun Valley’s main drag of town, is where Hemingway lived and died. His gravesite, spare and set in the grass, attracts thousands of tourists each year, who make their pilgrimage to commune with the great American writer, leaving behind half-drunk bottles of bourbon as a testament to Hemingway’s liquor-fueled legacy.

The affluent resort town is also home to the Sun Valley Film Festival, one of the best-kept secrets among cineastes and those craving a deeper connection to the arts. As far as film fests go, Sun Valley is not on the scale of Sundance or Cannes, but that’s what makes it so desirable.
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Catherine Keener Fights for Her Home in Trailer for 'Little Pink House'

"No amount of money could replace our homes." Korchula Productions has released an official trailer for a based-on-a-true story film titled Little Pink House, starring Catherine Keener as a woman who fights a defining legal battle against the government and corporations trying to take her home away. Keener plays Susette Kelo, a small-town Emt who buys a tiny rundown cottage in New London, Connecticut, refurbishes it with her bare hands, paints it pink, meets a new guy after a bad marriage. Then she discovers powerful politicians are bent on bulldozing her blue-collar neighborhood to make way for condos and offices designed to benefit the new corporate headquarters of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. So she resists and ends up going all the way to the Supreme Court. The film's cast includes Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Keith Rennie, Giacomo Baessato, Aaron Douglas, Colin Cunningham, and Miranda Frigon. Take a look below. Here's the official
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Julianne Moore to star in After the Wedding remake

Oscar winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) has signed on to appear in After the Wedding, a remake of Susanne Bier’s Academy Award-nominated Danish drama, which is being written and directed by Bart Freundlich (The Rebound).

The project will reimagine the original film – which starred Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld) – and feature two female leads, with the story focussing on motherhood and family.

“We are overjoyed to have Bart as a partner in this project that has been a long time labour of love,” said producers Joel Michaels (Terminator Salvation) and Silvio Muraglia (Black Butterfly). “He’s reimagined a brilliant retelling of Susanne Bier’s acclaimed and potent drama. We are further blessed to be working with Julianne Moore who remarkable talent brings depth and sincerity to every role she portrays.”

“Bart has written an emotional powerhouse of a screenplay,” added Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder from Cornerstone Films.
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David Crosby on Trump, New Songs and a Possible Csny Reunion

David Crosby on Trump, New Songs and a Possible Csny Reunion
Music icon David Crosby's latest album, Sky Trails, includes a track the artist wrote for independent film Little Pink House, which Dada Films opens in April. The movie, starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Catherine Keener, centers on the Susette Kelo Supreme Court decision concerning eminent domain, a political issue the rock legend says is significant in the era of President Donald Trump.

The musician caught up with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his new music, what inspires him in the age of Trump and the possibility of reuniting with his old bandmates, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young

Why did...
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Sean Astin Joins Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’

Sean Astin Joins Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’
Sean Astin is set to join Julianne Moore in Gloria, an adaptation of the Chilean film of the same name. He joins previously announced cast members Michael Cera, John Turturro, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The original film, which was the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, follows a woman who is starting over and is looking for love in her 50s. Fresh off his stint in Stranger Things, Astin will play Jeremy, a man who is described as a “beautiful disaster” of a…
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John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera & More Join Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’

John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera & More Join Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’
Exclusive: John Turturro (Transformers franchise), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds), Michael Cera (Molly’s Game), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Holland Taylor (Mr. Mercedes), have signed on to co-star opposite Julianne Moore in director Sebastian Lelio's re-imagining of his 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama, Gloria. This adaptation stars Moore as a woman starting over and looking for love in her 50's. Producers are Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain, who…
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‘Marvin’s Room’ Broadway Review: Lili Taylor Earns Major Feels as Caregiver Who Needs Care Herself

‘Marvin’s Room’ Broadway Review: Lili Taylor Earns Major Feels as Caregiver Who Needs Care Herself
It’s been two decades since Lili Taylor’s first and last appearance on Broadway — in a production of “The Three Sisters” featuring Amy Irving, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Calista Flockhart and Billy Crudup — and how we’ve missed her. Taylor has done solid, understated work in movies like “I Shot Andy Warhol” and “Brooklyn’s Finest” and TV shows like ABC’s canceled-too-soon “American Crime.” And she brings that almost visceral sense of empathy to a heartfelt revival of “Marvin’s Room,” Scott McPherson’s elegiac 1991 drama that opened Thursday at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Taylor plays Bessie,
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The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’

The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Apropos of absolutely nothing (and definitely not in response to a certain world leader taking disastrous steps towards dooming the environment of the only inhabitable planet we have), what is the best film about the end of the world?

Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush

It’s a hard tie between “Melancholia” and “Take Shelter.” One is a devastating meditation on depression, isolation and death, and the other is a dramatic masterpiece that evokes the dread and anxiety of a looming end. They’re very different films (and coincidentally opened within months of each other), but both end on final shots that left me breathless.
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Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner

Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner
The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Bff is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award winners.

Hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, 2017’s festival attracted a record-breaking number of attendees committed to ensuring development and promotion of media that represents the world we live in – 51% women and highly diverse. Festival attendees interacted with filmmakers, actors and key industry leaders including Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Rachel Winter, Marilu Henner, Jane Seymour, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Amy Jo Johnson, Aisha Tyler, Nely Galan, Olivia Washington, Joey Travolta (Inclusion Films), Patty Jenkins (Director, Wonder Woman), Stephen Quinn (Chairman, Afe), Gil Robertson (Aafca), Chevonne O
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Sigourney Weaver on Bill Paxton: 'I Can't Believe He's Gone'

Sigourney Weaver on Bill Paxton: 'I Can't Believe He's Gone'
Sigourney Weaver, who co-starred with Bill Paxton in James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi/horror classic Aliens, issued a statement about the late actor, who died Saturday at age 61 from heart surgery complications. "Bill brought such authenticity to everything he did – in life and in his work," she wrote in a statement. "He was the quintessential Texan – incredibly charming, warm, generous, always with a twinkle in his eye. He loved his family, his friends, his work and gave them his all. I can't believe he's gone."

Jeanne Tripplehorn, who played one of
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Jeanne Tripplehorn Remembers 'Big Love' Husband Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton's Big Love family continues to mourn the loss of the late actor following his untimely passing over the weekend at the age of 61.

Jeanne Tripplehorn, who played his TV wife (one of three) on the HBO polygamy drama Big Love, called him a "friend for life" in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

"It is difficult to process the loss of Bill Paxton. I adored that man from Fort Worth, Texas," she said. "From the moment we met on Big Love, I knew he was a friend for life…but then everyone has felt that after...
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Bill Paxton, Esteemed TV and Film Actor, Dead at 61

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Beloved TV and film star, Bill Paxton, passed away today after complications from surgery.

He was 61 years old.

According to reports, he suffered a stroke after successful heart surgery. Family, friends, colleagues and fans from around the world mourn him today.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," his family said in a statement on Sunday.

"A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."

"Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

Paxton started acting in the late '70s in shorts, but by the mid-'80s he had graduated to features, starring in films such as The Terminator,
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Bill Paxton Remembered: Training Day, Big Love, S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars Pay Tribute

Bill Paxton Remembered: Training Day, Big Love, S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars Pay Tribute
Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday at the age of 61, is being remembered by friends and former co-stars.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who was currently starring in CBS’ adaptation of Training Day, died due to complications from an unspecified surgery. Justin Cornwell and Julie Benz, who respectively play his partner and girlfriend on the freshman drama, took to social media to express their grief over the loss of a “sweet friend.”

RelatedBig Love Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Justin Cornwell, Training Day:

We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend pic.twitter.com
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Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'

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Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'
Exclusive: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode is in talks with international buyers at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin on Little Pink House starring Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Callum Keith Rennie.

The story is based on the book of the same name by Jeff Benedict about a small-town nurse who rallies her neighbours to confront a corporation that threatens to destroy their homes in a working class area of Connecticut.

Courtney Moorehead Balaker wrote and directed Little Pink House and produced with Ted Balaker and Joel Soisson.
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Athena Film Festival Aims to Inspire Amid Current Political Climate, Troubling Stats for Female Directors

Athena Film Festival Aims to Inspire Amid Current Political Climate, Troubling Stats for Female Directors
The 7th Athena Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with a screening of the first completed film from its female-focused version of The Black List, The Athena List. Little Pink House, starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn, is based on the true story behind the Supreme Court eminent domain case of Kelo vs. City of New London and follows the Susette Kelo-led working-class homeowners trying to save their land from Pfizer.

The film was a fitting choice to open the festival, co-founder Melissa Silverstein says, not only because it was a finalist on the Athena List of unproduced...
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