At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off
Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Soon, the principal is heard over the loudspeaker — an announcement that would signal not just the scuttling of prom and graduation ceremonies, but, potentially, Nicks’ film. Even in an independent film world predicated on a can-do spirit, the results — including “Homeroom,” “How It Ends” and “In the Same Breath” — are often striking for their resourcefulness. It turned out, much to our amazement, that our submissions were only slightly down," said Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, on Thursday. And Wang started working with 10 cinematographers in China to capture the yawning gap between party propaganda and reality.
Trans Latina actress Zoey Luna casts spooky spells in ‘The Craft: Legacy’
One of these witches is Lourdes, a trans Latina teenager who casts a spell on a bully at school. What does that tell you about how things are slowly starting to change when it comes to casting trans people to play trans characters? I know Scarlett Johanson was going up for a trans role [in the still unproduced film Rub and Tug]. My take on it is that if you’re going to cast a trans woman, cast a trans woman or cast a woman. Cast trans people to play trans roles, but also cast trans women to play women.outinsa.com
Trans Latina actress Zoey Luna casts spooky spells in The Craft: Legacy
One of these witches is Lourdes, a trans Latina teenager who casts a spell on a bully at school. I think a lot more opportunities are going to open for trans people to play trans roles. I know Scarlett Johansson was going up for a trans role [in the still unproduced film]. I know that Jared Leto did a trans role [in]. Cast trans people to play trans roles, but also cast trans women to play women.I’m really grateful that actors and actresses are acknowledging that.sacurrent.com
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.