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Miranda de Pencier says her indigenous partners were key to making “The Grizzlies”

Anyone who has ever read about the residential schools in Canada and the U.S. knows that a whole generation of indigenous people were brought up in extremely traumatic conditions there. Miranda de Pencier has tapped into this issue and the issue of suicide in the indigenous community with her sports film The Grizzlies, which follows a white teacher who comes North and ends up empowering the high school students at his school to form their own lacrosse team.read more.

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Sally Potter Compares Dementia to the ‘Odyssey’ in ‘The Roads Not Taken’

The Roads Not Taken is in theaters now, featuring dynamite performances from Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, and Laura Linney. I sat down with director Sally Potter, of Orlando and Ginger and Rosa, to talk about the dense literary inspirations for this film.

GPG: Leo spends much of The Roads Not Taken on a journey through these various realities trying to get home.read more.

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What Child-Trafficking Doc ‘The Rescue List’ Teaches Us

In today’s scary and uncertain times due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to highlight the work and stories of female filmmakers who make a difference. 

In her documentary The Rescue List, which premiered on PBS on March 23, director Alyssa Fedele helps tell the story of former child slaves in Ghana who help rescue other kids trapped in modern slavery.read more.

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Eliza Hittman talks ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Sidney Flanigan appears in Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Eliza Hittman spoke with FF2 Media in a phone interview about her new film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, opening in theaters this weekend.

Following festival screenings at both Sundance and Berlin, Focus Features opens the Never Rarely Sometimes Always in select theaters starting on March 12, 2020.… read more.

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Emily Ting talks autobiographical inspiration for ‘Go Back to China’

Lynn Chen, Anna Akana, and Richard Ng in Go Back to China directed by Emily Ting.

Writer-director Emily Ting spoke to FF2 Media over the phone about her new film, Go Back to China, being released in theaters and VOD on March 6.

How exciting is it that Go Back to China is opening in theaters and VOD following its SXSW premiere last year and a run on the festival circuit?

Emily Ting: I am very excited.… read more.

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Chicago-set ‘Saint Frances’ a winner for writer Kelly O’Sullivan

Premiering at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, writer Kelly O’Sullivan’s Saint Frances won the Audience Award in the narrative feature competition and received special jury recognition for breakthrough voice. Set in Chicago, the film tells the story of a 26-year-old nanny dealing with the complicated emotions of having an abortion.
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