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A devastating chain of events by Anne-Katrin Titze

This Is Climate Change‬ creators ‪Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss‬ on the Stk Downtown rooftop with the Whitney Museum of American Art in the background Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Virtual Reality Docu-Series This Is Climate Change is being presented by Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss during the Tribeca Film Festival at the Cinema360 Vr Theater inside the festival Hub at Spring Studios. The directors joined me for a rooftop conversation at Stk Downtown on Little West 12th Street. We started out with Danfung's Melting Ice with Al Gore which premiered at Sundance in 2017 and moved on to Feast showing here with Fire and Famine.

In Feast we land out in the rain forests of Brazil that are being cut down with alarming speed to make room for financially more profitable cattle ranches. The physical closeness to the impressive animals has an emotional effect that should not be underestimated. When the cows are led to the abattoir,
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This Is Climate Change set for Tribeca Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2018-04-16 17:20:44

In Feast, when the cows are led to the abattoir, along a narrow walled-in calvary designed by Temple Grandin, we follow them right up to the gate.

Virtual Reality Docu-Series ‪This Is Climate Change‬ will be presented by directors ‪Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss ‬during the Tribeca Film Festival starting on April 21 at the Cinema360 Vr Theater inside the festival Hub at Spring Studios. Three of the four parts, Fire, Famine and Feast can be viewed. Melting Ice first shown in 2017 at Sundance will not be available for viewing.

‪This Is Climate Change‬ reminds us that we as humans can still do something about what is happening all over the world if we decide to open our eyes and desire a new reality.

Fire

A look at the violent effects of climate change very close to home. The wildfires in California of last October are shown from the perspective of the firefighters.
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Dakota Fanning Joins Un To Celebrate Voice And Visibility Of Girls With Autism

Activists, ambassadors and actors gathered at the United Nations earlier this month to underline their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism, a lifelong neurological condition that begins in childhood and is characterized by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language.

Video: Dakota Fanning wants to break down autism stereotypes

Women and girls were the focus on World Autism Awareness Day, observed on 2 April: a segment of the global population that faces “multiple challenges,” as Un Secretary-General António Guterres stated in his message for the Day.

Speaking at the commemorative event in the Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) Chamber, Alison Smale, head of Global Communications at the Un, outlined some of the many forms of discrimination women and girls with autism face.

“They are denied equal access to education and employment, to healthcare services, justice and equal recognition before the law, and they are far too often
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Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)

Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)
Having a conversation with drag stars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova (real names Brian Firkus and Brian McCook, respectively) is kind of like being on an extended episode of their YouTube webseries, UNHhhh. You may start talking with them about one topic, but the next thing you know, they’re off on a tangent about why Bart Simpson says “Eat my shorts.”

It’s that brand of strange, out-of-left-field comedy that landed the two their very own talk show, The Trixie & Katya Show on Viceland, after becoming breakout stars on season seven ofRuPaul’s Drag Race. The show follows a similar format to their YouTube series; they take one topic every week and examine it through personal stories, games, man-on-the-street segments and more.

In a conversation with Et, Trixie and Katya discuss going from YouTube to Viceland, their experience competing on VH1’s reality series, why they want to talk about serious issues like suicide and much, much
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‘The Good Doctor’ and the Importance of Exploring Humor on the Spectrum

‘The Good Doctor’ and the Importance of Exploring Humor on the Spectrum
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode titled “Point Three Percent.”]

The Good Doctor” has been seen as an inspirational, feel-good drama, but it’s also surprisingly funny. The humor doesn’t stem from mocking Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, but it is often involved in how his unique outlook on life is juxtaposed with a mainstream viewpoint.

In a Facebook Live conversation that Highmore had with Autism Society of America, the actor said, “I like the humor of the show. I think a lot of that comes from Shaun’s hopeful, optimistic outlook on life. He always tries to see the good in people. It’s nice to play a role in which you can be happy a lot of the time.”

Read More:‘The Good Doctor’ Is Now Bigger Than ‘NCIS’ and ‘This Is Us,’ By a Hair — Ratings Watch

On the most recent episode, entitled “Point Three Percent,” Shaun is the
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HBO Films Redefined the TV Movie — Now It’s Poised to Redefine Itself

694 nominations. 162 wins.

No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times.

This year, it has two high-profile contenders — “The Wizard of Lies,” starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” headlined by Oprah Winfrey — as part of the cabler’s overall 111 nominations. Poised to play spoiler are a new iteration of PBS’ “Sherlock” (which won last year) and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”

“If you look at the category, we know there are a lot of things that maybe aren’t necessarily movies,” says HBO Films president Len Amato, a not-so-thinly veiled slight against the stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror.” “But we just continue to play our game.”

Netflix
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Here’s Why Your Cat Loves Sitting in Boxes

Here’s Why Your Cat Loves Sitting in Boxes
Boxes and cats, what’s the deal?

Felines seems to have a magnetic attraction to boxes, even ones made out of tape. So what powers your kitty’s drive to sit in all things square and cardboard? There’s more scientific reason behind it than you might suspect.

According to The Washington Post, it all goes back to childhood. Kittens seek out the warmth and comfort of their mom’s snuggling embrace and the cuddles provided by their fellow litter mates. This is one of the reasons why swaddling calms a cat down. In these cases, the close contact releases endorphins,
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New Study Finds That Stress Leads to Gray Hair in Dogs

According to a new study out of Northern Illinois University, dogs have something else to bark about.

The study, authored by Niu alumnus Camille King and Niu professor Thomas Smith, found that young dogs are susceptible to stress-induced gray hair, just like we are.

King and Smith — along with animal behaviorist Peter Borchelt and renowned author/researcher Temple Grandin — visited dog parks, dog shows, veterinary clinics and other venues, examining 400 dogs and collecting dog behavior questionnaires from their owners, a press release says. The dogs were also independently rated on the extent of their muzzle grayness.

What the research team
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‘The Accountant’ Review: Ben Affleck Slums Through A Strange New Action Movie That Doesn’t Add Up

‘The Accountant’ Review: Ben Affleck Slums Through A Strange New Action Movie That Doesn’t Add Up
For all the talk of sequels, reboots, and live-action remakes, it can be comforting to be confronted with the occasional reminder that Hollywood is still capable of surprising us. Case in point: “The Accountant,” a new Warner Bros. action movie in which Ben Affleck plays an ass-kicking autistic man who travels the globe under a series of aliases and performs elite maths for some of the world’s most dangerous people. This is a real thing starring real people and made with real money (although not very much of it, as the film’s $40 million budget pales in comparison to the $175 million that the same studio recently spent on the production of “Suicide Squad”).

And though — or perhaps because — director Gavin O’Connor shoots this strange October surprise full of the same scrappy, ball-swinging gravitas that he brought to the more grounded likes of “Miracle” and “Warrior,” it is still some very,
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The Weekend Warrior 9/30/2016: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month.
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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 23 Awards Contenders To See This Season

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 23 Awards Contenders To See This Season
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

The Light Between Oceans,” September 2

Fresh off her Oscar win for her supporting role in “The Danish Girl,” Alicia Vikander might want to prepare herself to get back into the wilds of awards campaigning thanks to a very strong showing in Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of “The Light Between Oceans.” Michael Fassbender stars alongside Vikander in the feature as a haunted lighthouse keeper who falls
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At The Fork Movie Review

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At The Fork Movie Review
At The Fork Emergent Order Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: A- Director: John Papola Written by: John Papola, Lisa Versaci, Cristina Colissimo Cast: Dr. Temple Grandin, Wayne Pacelle, Mark Bittman, Terry Branstad Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 6/23/16 Opens: July 8, 2016 in Cinema Village NY and Laemmle Monica in La The title of this movie, “At the Fork,” may be metaphoric but not in the sense meant by the filmmakers. I’m thinking that it could mean there are three forks in the road, i.e. one more than Robert Frost had considered. At one fork in the road, you can choose to eat everything, all meat, however raised. At [ Read More ]

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Michael Lombardo to Exit as HBO Programming President (Exclusive)

Michael Lombardo is exiting his post as president of HBO Programming, according to industry sources, ending a 33-year run that made him a major player in the pay TV giant’s growth and evolution.

It’s understood that the decision to step down was Lombardo’s. HBO has been under unusual pressure on the programming front in recent months but sources said Lombardo was not pushed. He’s expected to work out a production pact with the network, a shift he has considered making for some time after nearly a decade at the top of HBO’s vast programming operations.

It’s not immediately clear how HBO will reorganize to fill Lombardo’s responsibilities. He oversees programming for HBO and Cinemax as well as HBO Films, HBO Sports and HBO Documentaries and Family. He also oversees HBO’s marketing, legal and business affairs departments.

During his long tenure, Lombardo spearheaded
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New Suffragette Trailer Stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter And Meryl Streep

Focus Features has released the brand new trailer for Suffragette. The European premiere of the movie will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival.

Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, says:

“We are proud to announce that the much anticipated Suffragette will be this year’s BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala. Suffragette is an urgent and compelling film – made by British women, about British women who changed the course of history and it is, quite simply, a film that everyone must see.”

Director Sarah Gavron’s film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on October 23rd and will be in theaters across the country by Thanksgiving.

Suffragette – Trailer No. 1

Suffragette is written by Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,” “The Hour”) and produced by Alison Owen (“Elizabeth,
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Ahs: Freakshow "Bullseye"

While Nathaniel catches up with his DVR post-afi, here's Adam - Editor.

American Horror Story, and in particular this season's "Freak Show," has about as much forward progression as a treadmill. This week's episode trudged ahead with its story by the smallest margin possible that could still be labeled "forward". Miraculously, the episode somehow managed to contain four plotlines: Elsa, further displaying her ruthlessness to survive on her birthday of all days, reveals a dangerous new act for the Freak Show (after surely watching Theo James perform a similar routine in Divergent); Stanley exerts pressure on Maggie to murder the Freaks; Paul indulges in a secret romance with Penny as he juggles his illicit affair with Elsa; and Dandy attempts to woo Bette and Dot much to the chagrin of his mother.

Most Quotable: Elsa dismissing Penny’s entrance into her tent as she consoles a wounded Paul, “Speaking of cheap perfume.
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Emmys 2014: What Should Win Outstanding TV Movie? Take Our Poll!

Emmys 2014: What Should Win Outstanding TV Movie? Take Our Poll!
If history is any indicator, Emmy voters like a little, well, history in their Outstanding TV Movie winners.

The last four champs in the category — 2010’s Temple Grandin, 2009’s Grey Gardens and 2008’s Recount and 2007’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee — all had their roots in real-life characters and situations.

Related Emmy Poll 2014: What Should Win Best Miniseries?

Heck, even in the last three years — when the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences merged Movies and Miniseries into one overarching division — two of the three victors (2012’s Game Change and 2013’s Behind the Candelabra) followed that trend.

That
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Amazon Launches HBO Series Today

The first wave of HBO content has landed on Amazon Prime. Subscribers can now stream dozens of HBO titles including The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Six Feet Under, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Flight Of The Conchords, and others. The content is available via an exclusive licensing agreement that HBO and Amazon negotiated last month. Under the multi-year pact, more content will be added in the future, including new seasons of current series as well as early seasons of other current shows such as Girls, The Newsroom and Veep. Other offerings include miniseries such as Band Of Brothers, The Pacific and John Adams, original movies Mary And Martha, Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack, comedy specials from Louis Ck, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black and Bill Maher and documentaries such as When The Levees Broke, Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib and the Autopsy and Iceman series.
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“Glee” 5.13: You Say Goodbye (I Say Hello)

Previously on Glee, the Old New Directions returned to send the New New Directions off into the abyss while the Old New New Directions prepared to finally graduate from high school. April Rhodes and Holly Holiday also returned, to get soused up in the rafters of the theater and concoct shenanigans for saving the glee club one more time.

April and Holly are palling around the faculty lounge at McKinley, trying to figure out how to make the most out of a game of Kill, Marry, or Bone that prominently features Mr. Schue as the most bone-able contestant. Apparently Sue only hears the words “Will” and “Kill” because she scoots in there with a fire in her eyes and a crossbow strapped to her back. She’s happy to find her friend Holly hanging out; they’ve grown so close these last few days that they bought matching track suits
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'Glee' Recap: New Directions Sings Their Last Song

In Glee episode “New Directions,” it’s finally time to say goodbye to the glee club that brought them all together in the first place – and for some to join the others in New York City.

Glee Recap

Scheming in the staff lunchroom to keep the New Directions alive are April Rhodes (Kristen Chenoweth) and Holly Holiday (Gwyneth Paltrow). Holly, playing on Sue Sylvester’s (Jane Lynch) admiration for her, asks if there’s a way to weave music into some of the school’s other clubs. Sue doesn’t seem too into the idea, but allows for a trial run.

Walking through the halls of McKingley High, Tina Cohen Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz) is monologue-ing about her future. She, unlike the rest of the bunch, doesn’t really have any idea what’s next for her. She applied late to colleges, and hasn’t heard from safety school Ohio State.
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'Glee' closes McKinley choir room as 'New Directions' ends: What now?

Let's all be honest: If "Glee" Season 6 turns into a full-fledged "Friends" rip-off like the one Tina imagined when she was knocked on the head and hallucinated (what is it with that girl and passing out?), we'd all like it more than this fractured half-New York, half-Ohio (zzzz) business that's occupied Season 5.

The second half of the "Glee" 100th episode celebration, "New Directions" (i.e., the 101st episode, graduation part 2), brought some closure to the McKinley High glee club as they sang their final songs in the choir room. And for some reason, April Rhodes and Holly Holliday were there.

The episode, which also served as a coda to the entire McKinley High storyline, was alternately funny and infuriating, bringing us delightful gems like a Holly/Sue Sylvester "Amazing Race" audition video, but also a sequence that segued from Gwyneth Paltrow doing a Temple Grandin impression into an "American Hustle"-costumed,
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