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The Riotous Partnership of Jen Tullock & Hannah Pearl Ott

On this day in 2019, Before You Know It, a comedy about a dysfunctional pair of sisters, was released in theaters. That makes today the perfect day to celebrate the longstanding collaboration of the dynamic duo at the heart of the film, Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt!

Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt are both actors and filmmakers whose collaboration began with the 2015 comedic short film Partners, which they wrote together.read more.

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The Experimental Filmmaking of Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens

The next artists that we are recognizing in celebration of Pride Month are ecosexual filmmakers and activists Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, known for their 2019 documentary Water Makes Us Wet

Beth Stephens was born on November 18, 1960 in Montgomery, West Virginia. After leaving her home state, she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts, as well as her Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers.read more.

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Lisa Cholodenko: Queer Representation and Beyond

Laurel Canyon, released 21 years ago today, is a drama about love, family, and pop music, written and directed by the one and only Lisa Cholodenko. 

Writer/Director Lisa Cholodenko is best known for her 2010 film The Kids Are Alright, about life in a queer family as the kids get ready to leave the nest.

Lisa’s debut feature film was High Art (1998), about a young 24-year-old, Syd, who develops a relationship—professional and otherwise—with her upstairs neighbor, Lucy, when they begin working together at a well-known photography magazine.read more.

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