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New Voices in Black Cinema: 5 Essential New Movies On the Black Experience

  • Indiewire
Since 2009 BAMcinématek’s: New Voices in Black Cinema has remained a premiere showcase for emerging voices in just that. A mix of documentaries, shorts, and narrative features, the program examines unique aspects of the black experience across the African diaspora. The black experience which is often treated a monolith is in truth multifaceted, dynamic, spans the globe, and various walks of life. BAMcinématek shines a light into these unseen corners of the black identity through up and coming dynamic storytellers. The series started April 26 and continues through 29 in NYC. Here are a few highlights from this year’s slate.


Arriving at Bam on the heels of a Special Jury Award for writing at SXSW, writer-director Nijla Mu’min’s “Jinn” is a slice-of-life story dealing with faith, sexuality, and the black experience. The film features a dynamic black female protagonist rarely seen on screen. Summer’s (Zoe Renee) struggle
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Living in the End Times: Close-Up on Kathryn Bigelow's "Strange Days"

  • MUBI
Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days (1995) is showing March 25 - April 24, 2018 in many countries as part of the retrospective The Present Is Woman, the Woman Is Present.The spectacle is not a collection of images; it is a social relation between people that is mediated by images.—Guy Debord, The Society of the SpectacleBodies confusedMemories misused—“Strange Days,” The Doors A blindfolded woman experiences her own rape and murder through the eyes and senses of the man raping and murdering her. The act done, the life gone from her, the blindfold is removed. In her eyes, dark black in the unlit room (the woman's name is Iris), we see the masked perpetrator. It’s an image of an image: displaced. For we are watching this heinous monstrosity unfold as a point-of-view shot, our viewing experience shared by a helpless onscreen
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Gifted review

Marc Webb goes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Gifted, starring Chris Evans. Here's our review...

When the moment comes for Chris Evans to put down Captain America's shield, we'll be sorry to see the back of one of the best big screen superhero portrayals ever. But Marvel's loss will be cinema's gain, going by the interesting projects he's chosen between his more red, white and blue escapades. In Gifted, he's put whatever blockbuster clout he may have behind a project that deserves it, and the result is one of the year's nicest surprises.

Evans plays Frank Adler, a boat mechanic who lives in Florida with his seven-year-old niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) and a one-eyed rescue cat called Fred. Mary is a child prodigy who immediately captures the attention of her first-grade teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) with her advanced grasp of maths.

When she asks if Frank has ever
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Trespass (1992)

Crooked treasure hunters tangle with menacing black gangsters in this crime-action siege movie from 1992, with a fine filmmaker pedigree. The late Bill Paxton leads a great cast — William Sadler, Ice-t, Art Evans — in a tense standoff that turns into a murderous ordeal when it’s discovered that a million-dollar cache of gold is to be had. The Shout Selects extras include an informative interview with co-writer Bob Gale.



Shout! Factory ‘Shout Selects’

1992 / Color / 2:35 1:85 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 101 min. / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: Bill Paxton, Ice-t, William Sadler, Ice Cube, Art Evans, De’voreaux White, Bruce A. Young, Glenn Plummer, Stoney Jackson, T.E. Russell, Tiny Lister.

Cinematography: Lloyd Ahern II

Film Editor: Freeman Davies

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis

Produced by Neil Canton

Directed by Walter Hill

A lot of movies struggle and strain and suffer to get made, and then
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Netflix releases trailer for Imperial Dreams starring John Boyega

With just a week to go until it arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has debuted a trailer for writer-director Malik Vitthal’s upcoming drama Imperial Dreams which stars John Boyega; take a look below…

A reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and future is put to the test when he’s released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts.

Imperial Dreams premieres on Netflix on February 3rd and features a cast that also includes Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer, De’aundre Bonds, Sufe Bradshaw, Jernard Burks, Anika Noni Rose and Maximiliano Hernandez.
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John Boyega Wants to Escape Gangster Life in Trailer for ‘Imperial Dreams’

In the three years since the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Imperial Dreams, life has greatly changed for John Boyega. He’s shot two Star Wars films, he’s in the middle of shooting a Pacific Rim sequel, and worked with James Ponsoldt and Kathryn Bigelow on new features. After being in distribution limbo, Malik Vitthal’s drama will now get a Netflix release next week and they’ve released a new trailer.

The drama is based on a young troubled writer who has to struggle in the imperial courts projects while single handedly raising his son. Considering we missed it back at Sundance, where it won an Audience Award in its Next section, we’re looking forward to checking it out next week.

Also starring Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer, De’aundre Bonds, and Justin & Ethan Coach, check out the trailer below.

Filmed on location in the Imperial Courts projects outside Los Angeles,
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Gifted Trailer: Chris Evans Discovers His Niece Is a Math Prodigy

Gifted Trailer: Chris Evans Discovers His Niece Is a Math Prodigy
After starring in the superhero blockbuster Captain America: Civil War this summer, Chris Evans finds himself embroiled in a family drama in his next film, Gifted, which hits theaters this spring. Today we have the first trailer for this upcoming film, which shows how a talented young girl can drive a family apart. We also have the first poster, which shows Chris Evans alongside his young co-star, McKenna Grace.

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher,
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Jason Horton's A Director's Cut: Monsters in the Woods to Show Never-before-seen Creature Footage

Director Jason Horton is launching a new version of creature feature Monsters in the Woods. The Director's Cut will be available on October 4th, on Amazon Instant. The film stars: Glenn Plummer, Lee Perkins and Linda Bella. This latest release hosts more scenes and extra footage. As well, a new poster and trailer have been released for this title. All of the promotional material for A Director's Cut: Monsters in the Woods is available here. The film's story revolves around a film crew. They set out into the local park, to make a no-budget horror film. While on set, a pack of creatures attack the film crew, preventing further shooting. Now, the cast and crew must fight back or die, before post-production begins. Director Horton has something to say about this release. On his vision and on A Director's Cut: Monsters in the Woods, Horton says: “it'll never be 100% the
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Horror Highlights: The Warriors Shirt from Fright Rags, A Director’S Cut: Monsters In The Woods, Black Hammer Giant-sized Annual

  • DailyDead
"Come out, come out and play!" Fright Rags has come to play with this The Warriors shirt available starting at midnight Edt. Also in today's Highlights: a trailer for J. Horton's A Director's Cut: Monsters in the Woods, plus details on the Black Hammer Giant-Sized Annual anthology series from Dark Horse.

A Look at Fright Rags' The Warriors Shirt: Priced at $18.00, The Warriors shirt will be available for a 24-hour period beginning at 12:01 am Edt on Saturday morning and ending at midnight on Saturday night.

It will never be reprinted by Fright Rags, so if you're interested in purchasing this latest Midnight Madness shirt, then keep an eye on Fright Rags' official website this weekend.


A Director's Cut: Monsters in the Woods Trailer: From director J. Horton: "In 2012 my creature feature, Monsters in the Woods was released. Due to several outside restrictions, it wasn't the movie I had envisioned,
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Watch: Nsfw New Re-Release Trailer for Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls'

"You're out there on stage, hoping on a spot, someone gets in your way - step on 'em." Pathe is planning a 4K restoration re-release of the cult classic, critically-panned film from Paul Verhoeven that killed his career in Hollywood - Showgirls. To announce the upcoming re-release in theaters as well as on Blu-ray and VOD, they've unveiled a new trailer for the film which starred Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle Maclachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer and Robert Davi. Showgirls actually received the "Nc-17" rating for "nudity and erotic sexuality throughout", perhaps because Verhoeven was given final cut after the success of Basic Instinct and didn't hold back, and it bombed at the box office. This trailer is obviously Nsfw with nudity throughout, but that should be expected. Perhaps there are a few devoted Verhoeven fans out there. Here's the new restored re-release trailer for Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, direct from Pathe's YouTube: Nomi,
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‘Showgirls’ 4K Restoration Trailer: Paul Verhoeven’s Erotic Cult Classic Returns To French Theaters

‘Showgirls’ 4K Restoration Trailer: Paul Verhoeven’s Erotic Cult Classic Returns To French Theaters
Simply put, cult classics aren’t made, they’re born. They’re not designed with the intention of becoming hits on the home video or midnight movie markets, they just exist as sincere creative expressions that happen to catch on with audiences and critics after in its initial theatrical run. Case in point: In 1995, director Paul Verhoeven released his erotic drama “Showgirls,” starring Elizabeth Berkeley as a street-smart hitchhikers who heads to Las Vegas to climb the ropes from stripper to showgirl. While she’s there, she’s introduced to the seedy underbelly of the dancing world and comes face to face with marginalization, violence, and exploitation. The film also stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”), Gina Gershon (“Bound”), Glenn Plummer (“Speed”), Robert Davi (“Die Hard”), and more.

Read More: ‘Showgirls’ Behind The Scenes: Paul Verhoeven On Why He Created An Erotic Cult Classic

In the twenty years since its disappointing
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Watch the trailer for Imperial Dreams starring John Boyega

A trailer has arrived online for director Malik Vitthal’s upcoming drama Imperial Dreams which stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). The film premiered at Sundance last year, picking up the festival’s Audience award, but is yet to secure distribution.

A 21-year-old reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

Imperial Dreams features a cast that also includes Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer, De’aundre Bonds, Justin and Ethan Coach.
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Imperial Dreams (2014) Movie Trailer: John Boyega in Sundance Indie

  • Film-Book
Imperial Dreams Trailer. Malik Vitthal‘s Imperial Dreams (2014) movie trailer stars John Boyega, Rotimi and Glenn Plummer. Imperial Dreams‘ plot synopsis: “A 21-year-old reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.” According to LiveForFilms, “John Boyega has been […]
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John Boyega-Led ‘Imperial Dreams’ Re-emerges With New Trailer

While you’ll have to wait seven extra months to see John Boyega back in the Star Wars universe as Rian Johnson‘s Episode VIII has been delayed to December 15th, 2017, you’ll definitely see him on screen before than. One of our most-anticipated films of the year, The Circle, is expected to arrive this fall, and he also has a hold-over from 2014’s Sundance Film Festival that’s now looking for distribution in a post-Episode VII world.

Imperial Dreams is “based on a young troubled writer who has to struggle in the imperial courts projects while single handedly raising his son,” Boyega said on Instagram. “This is an important story, I’m glad it’s being told and I’m really excited for you guys to see this.” Directed by Malik Vitthal, the first trailer has now landed today and it looks like a strong drama, with distribution hopefully to follow.
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Will 'Showgirls 2' Ever Happen?

Will 'Showgirls 2' Ever Happen?
Director Paul Verhoeven makes no qualms about it. Showgirls destroyed Elizabeth Berkley's acting career. And it's something he deeply regrets. But that hasn't stopped him from daydreaming about a sequel, appropriately called 'Bimbos'. But will it ever happen? And will it be bold enough to feature Charlize Theron, who was originally up for the lead but lost due to being an 'unknown' at the time? The New York Daily News recently caught up with Paul Verhoeven to talk about the film's failures and its history as one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.

Released in 1995, Showgirls has attained quite a cult following. It celebrates its 20th anniversary as one of the worst movies ever bestowed upon the general moviegoing public. And it's one of the few major releases to have ever secured a Nc-17 rating since the MPAA established the No Children under 17 ruling in 1990, replacing the X rating.
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Rival Vampire Covens Battle it Out in Teeth & Blood

Umc – Urban Movie Channel an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (Bet) and Chairman of Rlj Entertainment, brings you Teeth & Blood available on DVD and Digital Video on March 10, 2015. Directed by Al Franklin and Pamela J. Richardson, and starring Glenn Plummer (Saw II), Danielle Vega (Hulu’s “East Los High”), King Kedar (Preacher’s Kid) and Michelle Van Der … Continue reading →
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34 things you learn on the 'Sons of Anarchy' set

34 things you learn on the 'Sons of Anarchy' set
Spend close to 20 hours on location and set with the cast and crew of Sons of Anarchy, and you learn a few fun facts. EW's recent cover story (read it online) reveals some of them: among the objects in Charlie Hunnam's backpack is a marijuana grinder; Katey Sagal is happy to talk about Justin Theroux's jogging attire on The Leftovers. Here are 34 other things gleaned from EW's September visit. In The Makeup Trailer • When you catch Tommy Flanagan (Chibs) singing "Hurt" on his way in at 6:30 a.m., it's definitely the Johnny Cash version. "Of course, the Johnny Cash version,
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New Scorpion Episode 3,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 3 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "A Cyclone," and it sounds like things will get very intense and drama-filled as Walter and the crew deal with a hardcore bomber, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: Team Scorpion is going to be determined to prove their worth to Cabe and Homeland security when a bomber threatens the entire Southwest's internet infrastructure. Press release number 2: After Team Scorpion fails a military training mission, they are going to be determined to prove their worth to Cabe and Homeland Security when a bomber threatens to take out the internet infrastructure of the entire Southwest. Guest stars will feature: Glenn Plummer (Agent Keeler), Angela Ai (Doctor Tanner), Carlos Sanz (Commander), Steven Allerick (“Terrorist” Marine), Joseph Baird (Bomb Squad Sergeant), Jake Matthews (Bartender), Michael Boucher (Maintenance Guy), Gina St. John
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'Sons of Anarchy' Star Glenn Plummer -- You Can Divorce Me But I'm Not Moving Out

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Sons of Anarchy” actor Glenn Plummer and his estranged wife have finally settled their divorce ... and while they're definitely ending the marriage, they're still gonna be living under the same roof. Awwwkward.DeMonica Santiago-Plummer filed more than a year ago, but it was just finalized last month -- and according to the docs obtained by TMZ ... Glenn's getting a pretty sweet deal.The "Showgirls" star won't have to pay a dime in child support for
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Sundance Institute Announces Film and Music Lineup for Sundance

Sundance Institute today announced the films and music acts that will headline the Sundance Next Fest summer festival August 7-10 in Los Angeles. Next Fest, headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, celebrates the intersection of film and music and the renegade spirit of independent artists. Tickets ($15-25) go on sale to Sundance Institute members today and all others tomorrow at

In addition to a 10th Anniversary screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as the festival’s kickoff event on August 7, Next Fest will present the Los Angeles premieres of six films that first screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and offer unfettered creativity and fresh perspectives. The program features a zombie love story, an Iranian-set vampire movie, a modern tale of buried treasure, a thriller about a mysterious soldier, and films that explore the perils of artistic ambition amongst gang life in Watts and the literary world of New York respectively.

Each film screens once at the Theatre at Ace Hotel August 8-10 and will be paired with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations that bring together filmmakers with those who inspired them. The Sundance Film Festival programming staff selected the films and music acts for Next Fest.

The festival is an extension of the popular Next <=> section at the Sundance Film Festival, which showcases stylistically adventurous and bold films, and builds on the Institute’s Next Weekend event, hosted in 2013.

John Cooper , Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Next Fest is a continuation of our efforts to connect film-loving audiences with the next generation of independent filmmakers. The unique convergence of film and music enhances the experience of each and offers fresh insight into the talent and vision of these outstanding independent artists.”

Trevor Groth , Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In the heart of one of the most creative cities in the world, Next Fest will launch a new wave of film and music talent into the artistic atmosphere. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, with its roots in cinematic trailblazing, will serve as the ideal hub for this cultural adventure.”

Sundance Institute members have access to a host of benefits related to Next Fest, including the ability to purchase tickets today, before they go on sale to the general public tomorrow. At the August 7 screening with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, members will enjoy a reserved seating section and receive an exclusive tote bag, screenprinted live at the event by Hit + Run. Members are also invited to a special party during Next Fest and are eligible to win a prize package including a three-night stay at the Ace Hotel plus airfare. For more information visit Here

The film schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 7,

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

"Napoleon Dynamite" (Director: Jared Hess, Screenwriters: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess) — From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite – a new kind of hero. He spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro runs for class president, Napoleon helps him triumph over adversity. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Cast: Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin, Efren Ramirez. Special guests to be announced. 10th Anniversary Screening

Friday, August 8, 8:00 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

"Life After Beth" / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Baena) — Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down... Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser. Los Angeles Premiere

Father John MistyFather John Misty is the charismatic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer who released his debut album, Fear Fun in 2012 to universal praise. The acclaim, emboldened by his incredible live show, led to multiple sold-out tours and high profile TV performances on Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is currently at work on his follow up, due in early 2015. Next Fest will feature a solo acoustic performance.

Saturday, August 9, 1:00 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

"Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" / U.S.A. (Director: David Zellner Screenwriters: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner) — A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried in a fictional film is, in fact, real. Abandoning her structured life in Tokyo for the frozen Minnesota wilderness, she embarks on an impulsive quest to search for her lost mythical fortune. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi. Winner of a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Los Angeles Premiere

Followed by a conversation between director David Zellner and co-screenwriter Nathan Zellner with a special guest to be announced.

Saturday, August 9, 4:45 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

"Listen Up Philip"/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Alex Ross Perry) — A story about changing seasons and changing attitudes, a newly accomplished writer faces mistakes and miseries affecting those around him, including his girlfriend, her sister, his idol, his idol's daughter, and all the ex-girlfriends and enemies that lie in wait on the open streets of New York. Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Josephine de La Baume. Los Angeles Premiere

Followed by a conversation between director Alex Ross Perry and Jason Schwartzman with a special guest to be announced.

Saturday, August 9, 8:30 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

"Imperial Dreams" / U.S.A. (Director: Malik Vitthal, Screenwriters: Malik Vitthal, Ismet Prcic ) — A 21-year-old, reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future are put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles. Cast: John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer, De'aundre Bonds. Winner of the Audience Award: Best of Next <=> at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Los Angeles Premiere

Tinashe : Tinashe does everything on her own terms. The stunning 21-year-old singer, songwriter and performer arrives with a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude, pop flavor, rock swagger and electronica spark. It all comes to life vividly on Aquarius, her forthcoming full-length debut on RCA Records.

Sunday, August 10, 4:00 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

"The Guest" / U.S.A. (Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett) — A soldier on leave arrives at the home of a fallen comrade. Friendly and helpful, they welcome him in, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter starts wondering if he’s responsible. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, Brendan Meyer. Los Angeles Premiere

Followed by a conversation between director Adam Wingard and a special guest to be announced.

Sunday, August 10, 7:45 p.m.

Theatre at Ace Hotel

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ana Lily Amirpour) — In the Iranian ghost town of Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, depraved denizens are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnó, Milad Eghbali. Los Angeles Premiere

WarpaintWarpaint was formed in 2004 and comprises Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg and Stella Mozgawa. They recently released their self-titled second album to rave reviews. Rolling Stone described it as, “The perfect backdrop for your next midnight séance or moonlit dance party” and W Magazine said, “If the La band’s first album was the sonic equivalent of falling into happy slumber, then its newly released follow-up is a beautifully lucid dream
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