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Dee Rees Breaks the Bounds of Filmmaking

Today is the anniversary of the release of the 2011 film Pariah, so we’re celebrating its writer and director, Dee Rees!

Dee Rees is a prolific writer and director, best known for her feature films Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), Mudbound (2017), and The Last Thing He Wanted (2020). 

Dee bases a lot of her work on elements of her own experience, especially when it comes to her first major film, Pariah, which is semi-autobiographical.read more.

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Kamala Puligandla is the Feminist Author of the Future

Two years ago today Kamala Puligandla’s debut novel, Zigzags, was released. Kamala Puligandla is a novelist and essayist whose writing centers around the experiences of queer and Black and brown people. 

Kamala’s essays are often self-exploratory, while also analyzing the changing world around her.read more.

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Delia Kropp Is Subtle & Sincere in Onscreen Debut

FF2 Guest post by Muffy Koster

Prominent Chicago actress, director, and LGBTQ advocate Delia Kropp makes her feature film debut in Landlocked, a heartfelt story of reconnection from indie director Timothy Hall. The film follows “Nick” (Dustin Gooch), an aspiring restaurateur, and his estranged mother “Briana” (Kropp), a transgender woman, as they reunite over the course of a road trip to scatter the ashes of Nick’s other, cisgender mother.  read more.

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