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The Gravitational Pull of Questioning: “In France Michelle is a Man’s Name”

At the 2020 Outfest Film Festival, In France Michelle is a Man’s Name premiered and took home the Grand Jury Prize. The film was recently screened at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival as a part of the Narrative Short category. Em Weinstein (they/them pronouns) wrote and directed the film, which stars Ari Damasco (his first… Read more »

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Let the Armor Fall Away: “Lupe”

Lupe is the directorial debut of Andrè Phillips and Charles Vuolo. Lupe tells the story of the film’s namesake, a young transgender Latinx woman who has recently immigrated to New York City from Cuba. During Lupe’s childhood, her sister Isabel went missing and was believed to have been taken to New York City, where she… Read more »

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Film at Lincoln Center: 50th Anniversary of New Directors/New Films

Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) reopens on April 16 with a celebration of the 50th-anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF). The festival introduces 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide and runs via virtual and in-person screenings from April 28-May 8, with in-person screenings extended through May 13 at FLC. To celebrate this… Read more »

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“I Trapped the Devil” Review: An Indie Holiday Nightmare

The sinister Christmas movie I Trapped the Devil was released on April 26, 2019, following its debut at the Imagine Film Festival. Josh Lobo wrote, directed, and edited this 80-minute seasonal horror film that centers around Steve (Scott Poythress), a paranoid man living alone who gets an unexpected visit from his brother Matt (AJ Bown)… Read more »

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“Shiva Baby” Review

In the holy season of Passover, what could make a moviegoer feel more connected to the spirit of the season and their family traditions than a film about Jewishness, sex, family expectations, bisexuality, body image obsessions, sugar daddies, career choices, and cheating? First-time writer/director, Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby brings us an intersection of all these… Read more »

Independent Film “Lotawana” Becomes First Movie to be Sold as NFT

Independent filmmaker Trevor Hawkins’ Lotawana made history on March 17 as the first feature film to be sold as an NFT.   Lotawana tells the story of an unfulfilled young man named Forrest (Todd Blubaugh) who takes to living alone on a sailboat on Missouri’s Lake Lotawana. There, he meets Everly (Nicola Collie), a like-minded free… Read more »

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Fringe of Colour Film Festival Call for Submission

Relatively new film festival, Fringe of Colour, focuses on BIPOC creators. Founded in 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the festival has shifted its focus as a result of COVID-19 with the hopes of supporting BIPOC creators who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Fringe of Colour is a community-based festival that includes writings, discussions,… Read more »

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The Female Gaze: Framing Trauma in Fairchild

In the second installment of The Female Gaze series, Lou Balikos provides a thought-provoking examination of filmmaker Kali Kahn’s debut short film, Fairchild, a narrative that follows a young girl as she grapples with the traumatic effects of her sexual assault.