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‘Pose’ Trailer: Ryan Murphy Series Is Strictly Ballroom – Plus Voguing, Glitter and Drama (Video)

‘Pose’ Trailer: Ryan Murphy Series Is Strictly Ballroom – Plus Voguing, Glitter and Drama (Video)
You better work to keep up with the first official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s new FX series “Pose.” And the voguing. Oh, the voguing.

Though the dance musical already gave us a taste of what’s to come when it dropped a teaser along with its release date announcement last month, this clip is five times as glamorous. It looks like someone took the first video and dumped a canister of glitter on it and gave it a tiara.

“Focus, children,” Dominique Jackson, one of several trans actors cast in the drama’s eight-episode first season, says in the clip above. “It’s time to remind the world who we are.”

Oh, snap.

Also Read: Ryan Murphy's 'Pose': FX Drops a Trailer, and a Release Date (Video)

Set in the 1980s, “Pose” is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene, according to FX’s official description.

And what is a ball? “Balls are gatherings of people who are not welcome to gather anywhere else,” M.J. Rodriguez explained. (Can we say we’re already not crying, you’re crying — or is it too soon?)

“Pose” will feature the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles in TV history, as well as the largest recurring cast of Lgbtq actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender lineup includes Rodriguez, Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Also Read: Ryan Murphy Explains Why Tatiana Maslany's Role Was Recast in FX Drama 'Pose'

The series — which hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions — was co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh executive produce, with Canals and Silas Howard serve as co-executive producers. Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers.

Watch the trailer above.

Pose” premieres Sunday, June 3 on FX.

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Sundance announces New Frontier Story Lab fellows by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-05-01 21:18:10

Top row: Nitzan Bartov, Charlotte Simpson, Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria Bottom row: Stephanie Dinkins, Sadé Dinkins, Shariffa Chelimo Ali, Yetunde Dada, Kevin Cornish, Seyward Darby Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute Sundance Institute has announced the six projects selected for the annual New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology.

The week-long New Frontier Story Lab includes story sessions, conversations about key artistic, design and technology issues and case study presentations from experts in multiple disciplines. Past participants include Roger Ross Williams, Josephine Decker, Silas Howard, Tracy Fullerton, Yung Jake, Chris Milk, Hasan Minhaj, Tommy Pallotta, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Hank Willis Thomas, Jillian Mayer, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Navid and Vassiliki Khonsari, A Dandy Punk, Nicolas Peufaillit, and Yasmin Elayat.

The Lab takes place from 16-21 May at the Sundance Resort in Utah, under the guidance of
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Trailer and poster for A Kid Like Jake starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons

IFC Films has debuted the first poster and trailer for director Silas Howard’s upcoming family drama A Kid Like Jake which stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Leo James Davis, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Amy Landecker, and Ann Dowd; check them out here…

Brooklyn parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative—and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans. Jake’s “gender expansive” behavior—as local preschool director Judy (Octavia Spencer) dubs it—is no big deal to Alex and Greg. Or so it seems, until the process of navigating New York City’s hyper-competitive private school system opens up a parental quagmire: could Jake’s gender nonconformity be just the thing that gives their child an edge in the admissions game? How young is too young to put
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San Francisco International Film Festival Screens Over 180 Films

Marking its 61st year, the San Francisco International Film Festival closed April 17 after screening more than 180 films over the course of its two weeks. The festival opened on April 4 with IFC Films’ “A Kid Like Jake,” which had its world premiere back in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is directed by Silas Howard, the celebrated indie director best known for 2001’s “Hook and Crook,” and stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, and Priyanka Chopra. The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the Sf Film Festival includes 14 juried awards with close to $40,000 in cash prizes. This year’s Golden Gate New Directors award, its fiction film award, went to Ana Urushadze for “Scary Mother.” The jury noted the project’s “confident tone and unquestioning commitment to its fearless protagonist.” Urushadze is one of 67 female directors included in the 2018 festival. The Documentary Feature award went to Simon Lereng
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‘A Kid Like Jake’ Trailer: Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer Lead Drama About a Gender Variant Kid

‘A Kid Like Jake’ Trailer: Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer Lead Drama About a Gender Variant Kid
If “Transparent” introduced transgender adults to a wider audience, then “A Kid Like Jake” will highlight the ways children explore gender and how their identity is shaped by the views of the adults around them.

Starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons as well-meaning parents, the New York-set “A Kid Like Jake” promises a nuanced portrait of contemporary parenthood, as told through the lens of a little boy who likes to wear skirts. The first trailer shows moments glorious and discomforting, as well as a few tears of joy. With an all-star cast and an authentic take on a topical issue, “A Kid Like Jake” is a huge step forward for trans cinema.

The story follows Alex and Greg Wheeler (Danes and Parsons), parents to Jake (newcomer Leo James Davis), as they navigate New York’s competitive elementary school application process. When the school counselor, Judy (Octavia Spencer), suggests they play
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Claire Danes & Jim Parsons are Parents in Trailer for 'A Kid Like Jake'

"You want him to be somewhere he can thrive, right?" IFC Films has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled A Kid Like Jake, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Adapted from Daniel Pearle's play, described as a "timely, honest, emotionally rich look at 21st-century parenting." Claire Danes and Jim Parsons star as parents of a precocious, creative young child named Jake, played by Leo James Davis. As they attempt to challenge the private school world in New York City, they must determine whether their son's "gender nonconformity" is something that matters, can help them, or make matters even worse. The cast includes Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Amy Landecker, and Ann Dowd. I heard some great things about this at Sundance, and the trailer looks solid. Looking forward to it. Here's the first official trailer for Silas Howard's A Kid Like Jake, direct
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Rachel Dretzin’s ‘Far From the Tree’ to Open Montclair Film Festival

Rachel Dretzin’s ‘Far From the Tree’ to Open Montclair Film Festival
Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke and Rachel Weisz are heading to New Jersey for the seventh annual Montclair Film Festival.

Kicking off on April 26 with Rachel Dretzin’s “Far From the Tree,” the 11-day fest will feature 77 feature films, 94 shorts and 13 special events including panels, master classes and public parties.

Highlights include favorites from the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto Intl. Film Festival and highly anticipated projects premiering this month at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Sundance hits including Hawke’s music biopic “Blaze,” Brett Haley’s “Hearts Beat Loud” and Morgan Neville’s docu “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” will all screen at Miff. The regional fest will also host Sam Pollard’s “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” Kate Novack’s “The Gospel According to Andre,” and Sebastian Lelio’s “Disobedience” starring Weisz and Rachel McAdams. All three films made their world premiere at Tiff in September.
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Rachel Song expands Xs brand with Chinese-language production outfit

Xs Productions will have headquarters in Beijing, and complement Song’s Xs Media.

Chinese producer Rachel Song has launched a new China-based production company, Xs Productions, with a focus on developing and producing Chinese-language film and TV projects.

The company will have its headquarters in Beijing, and will develop and produce projects in-house, as well as part-financing some development. They are looking to launch a private film and television fund in 2019 to self-finance future film and television projects.

Xs Productions will complement Song’s La-based Us production company Xs Media, which launched last year and had two Sundance premieres in
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Claire Danes’ ‘A Kid Like Jake’ to Open, Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Don’t Worry’ to Close San Francisco Film Festival

Claire Danes’ ‘A Kid Like Jake’ to Open, Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Don’t Worry’ to Close San Francisco Film Festival
Claire Danes’ family drama “A Kid Like Jake” will open the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 4.

The festival also announced that its closing night film will be Joaquin Phoenix’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which will screen on April 17.

The 61-year-old festival, organized through the San Francisco Film Society, touts itself as the oldest movie fest in the U.S. The organization announced most of its lineup at a news conference on Wednesday.

A Kid Like Jake,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is directed by Silas Howard and written by Daniel Pearle, based on his 2013 play of the same name. The film also stars Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, and Priyanka Chopra. Danes and Parsons portray parents looking for the “right” New York primary school for their 4-year-old son who prefers Disney princesses to G.I. Joe. IFC bought domestic rights to “Jake” last month.
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Alice Lowe, David Thewlis join Sally Hawkins in Craig Roberts' 'Eternal Beauty' (exclusive)

Bankside boards sales on UK project.

Alice Lowe (Prevenge) and David Thewlis (The Theory Of Everything) have joined Sally Hawkins in Craig Roberts’ Eternal Beauty ahead of production in Wales this Spring.

UK sales outfit Bankside Films has taken international rights and will introduce to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. Endeavour Content and Bankside Films are co-representing Us rights.

The project is the second feature from director Roberts (known for his acting roles in Submarine and TV series Red Oaks) after Just Jim, which premiered at South by Southwest in 2015.

Screen first reported on the project (then titled In My Oils) when Roberts launched London-based production outfit titled Cliff Edge Pictures with producers Pip Broughton and Adrian Bate.

Screen also revealed in December that Hawkins, in the running for this year’s Best Actress Oscar for his role in The Shape Of Water, would lead the cast. She said that Roberts
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Film News Roundup: MoviePass Discounts Price Through Yearly Plan With Fandor

In today’s film news roundup, MoviePass announces a yearly deal, Paramount hires a former Tronc executive and “Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution” gets distribution. Moviepass Promotion MoviePass is teaming with streaming service Fandor for a yearly subscription plan for $115.35 in a “limited time” offer that lowers the monthly price to $7.95 a month. The offer includes a $19.95 processing fee. The companies said the offer lowers the MoviePass monthly price from $9.95 to $7.95 and is coupled with an annual Fandor subscription.

“MoviePass is not only a phenomenon in the entertainment industry, but it has sparked a movement, now two million people strong,” said Ted Farnsworth, Chairman and CEO of parent company. “With this new offer, we can make the movement even more accessible to movie-goers. I believe our annual subscribers will become influential movie consumers and an amazing asset and bellwether for the film industry as a whole.”

“Fandor is excited to be part of the disruptive wave redefining
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IFC Films snaps up Sundance selection 'A Kid Like Jake'

Bankside handles international sales.

IFC Films has acquired Us and Canadian distribution rights to recent Sundance premiere A Kid Like Jake starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyanka Chopra.

The film is adapted by Daniel Pearle from his play of the same name and is directed by Silas Howard. IFC plans a summer release. Bankside handles international sales.

A Kid Like Jake debuted in the Premieres section in Park City and follows New York City parents as they try to find the right primary school for their four-year-old son, Jake.

Parsons produced with Todd Spiewak, and Eric Norsoph for That’s Wonderful Productions, Paul Bernon for Burn Later Productions, and Rachel Song for Xs Media.

Executive producers are Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, David Bernon, Sam Slater, Jackie Bernon, Rowan Riley, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Hilary Davis, Stephen Keliher, Patrick Howson, David Gendron, and Ali Jazayeri.

“We are excited and proud to be working with such an
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Sundance: Jim Parsons, Claire Danes Drama ‘Kid Like Jake’ Sells to IFC

IFC Films has nabbed U.S. and Canadian rights to “A Kid Like Jake,” a drama with Claire Danes and Jim Parsons that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film centers on a pair of New York City parents who are struggling to find the right primary school for their child. Their son is a brainy four-year-old whose tastes align with Disney princesses instead of action figures, prompting a debate over whether or not the child is transgender.

Reviews for the film were strong, though Variety‘s Amy Nicholson was mixed on “A Kid Like Jake,” faulting it for being overly polite.

“The movie doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere until it explodes, and the dazzling fireworks don’t quite offset its long, seemingly aimless fuse,” wrote Nicholson.

In addition to Danes and Parsons, the film co-stars Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, and Amy Landecker. It was written
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Claire Danes, Jim Parsons Drama ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Acquired by IFC Films

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Claire Danes, Jim Parsons Drama ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Acquired by IFC Films
IFC Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to “A Kid Like Jake,” the drama starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Silas Howard, the film also stars Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd and Amy Landecker. Daniel Pearle wrote the screenplay as an adaptation of his own play. The film follows Alex and Greg Wheeler (Danes and Parsons, respectively) who are in the midst of finding the private school for their son, Jake, a four year old who happens to prefer Disney princesses to G.I. Joe. The story focuses on...
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IFC Films Acquires Sundance Pic ‘A Kid Like Jake’

IFC Films has acquired A Kid Like Jake, the drama starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons that just bowed at the Sundance Film Festival. Silas Howard directed, and Octavia Spencer and Priyanka Chopra co-star with Ann Dowd and Amy Landecker. A summer release is planned. The pic, written by Daniel Pearle who adapted his play, centers on Alex Wheeler (Danes) and her husband Greg (Parsons) ready to find the "right" New York primary school for their son, Jake, their 4-year-old…
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Sundance 2018: A Kid Like Jake Review

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Author: Ty Cooper

Silas Howard’s A Kid Like Jake is a film about a 4-year-old boy that is just on the cusp of a struggle with gender identity. He has a passion for fairy tales and princesses and feels more comfortable in a dress than he does in a t-shirt in jeans. When his struggle with self identity starts to interfere with his schooling and daily life, his parents (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons) must find a way to deal with their child’s identity issues without losing each other in the process.

The film, based on the stage play by Daniel Pearle, is a much needed character piece that explores an issue that is not often talked about in film; gender identity. It is also the brainchild of actor Jim Parsons. Parsons apparently had been familiar with the original stage play, and was so moved by the subject matter,
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“Any Good Script Deserves its Own Visual Identity”: Dp Steven Capitano Calitri on A Kid Like Jake

In the past two years, Silas Howard has directed episodes of the TV series Transparent, This Is Us and The Fosters. He premiered his new feature, A Kid Like Jake, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film is an adaptation of a 2013 play by Daniel Pearle and stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons and Octavia Spencer. Howard hired Steven Capitano Calitri – the Dp on 30 episodes of Broad City – to shoot the film in New York. Below, Calitri speaks with Filmmaker about his experiences making the film. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the […]
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Sundance Film Review: ‘A Kid Like Jake’

Sundance Film Review: ‘A Kid Like Jake’
What is “A Kid Like Jake” like? In Silas Howard’s drama, adapted by Daniel Pearle from his own 2013 play, 4-year-old Jake (Leo James Davis) is creative, stubborn, and smart — qualities that aren’t special enough to guarantee a scholarship to a competitive New York private school. Jake’s also transgender, maybe, or as his preschool advisor Judy (Octavia Spencer) describes him, “gender expansive.” Judy suggests Jake’s parents Alex and Greg (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons) include his princess play in their applications, the first pebble in what slowly becomes an emotional avalanche that threatens their marriage.

Howard’s film is adamantly realistic, which means everyone behaves as politely as possible until hell breaks loose in the final act. The movie doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere until it explodes, and the dazzling fireworks don’t quite offset its long, seemingly aimless fuse. It’s a credible portrait of two good people fumbling with a
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‘A Kid Like Jake’ Review: Silas Howard Directs a Simple but Effective Drama About Raising a Non-Binary Child — Sundance 2018

Four-year-old Jake Wheeler (Leo James Davis) isn’t like the other kids who are applying for a spot at one of New York City’s ultra-competitive private pre-schools. For one thing, he’s a lot more developmentally advanced than most of them, his cognitive and fine-motor skills putting him in the 96th percentile for his age group. For another, he loves to wear frilly princess dresses and pretend that he’s Rapunzel when he plays with his friends. He owns not one, but two separate copies of “Enchanted” on DVD, and his favorite movie of all-time is “The Little Mermaid” (not that there’s all that much hyper-masculine cinema out there for toddlers).

Jake’s Park Slope parents, Alex and Greg (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons), are happy to indulge their son’s “gender-expansive play” in the privacy of their own home, but how should they handle this in public?
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RuPaul’s Oscar Predictions: Michael Stuhlbarg Was Robbed and Timothée Chalamet Should Win for ‘Call Me by Your Name’

RuPaul’s Oscar Predictions: Michael Stuhlbarg Was Robbed and Timothée Chalamet Should Win for ‘Call Me by Your Name’
RuPaul thinks Michael Stuhlbarg was robbed of his Oscar nomination for “Call Me by Your Name,” and Timothée Chalamet deserves to win. As if you needed more reasons to love the “Drag Race” host, RuPaul is also a devoted cinephile, with tastes ranging from “Dunkirk” to “The Florida Project.” Although he’s currently attending Sundance for a “Drag Race” retrospective, and serving as the sole juror for the festival’s Next section, he spent his time prior to Park City catching up on Oscar season movies. And “Call Me by Your Name” was his favorite by far.

“It’s so beautiful. I loved it so much,” RuPaul told IndieWire in a phone interview. “That last scene in the movie, it just tears me apart,” he added, referring to the final shot when the credits roll on teen Elio staring into the fire, tears rolling down his face. Though RuPaul was
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