The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
NAME OF FILM: ASK DR. RUTH
DIRECTOR(S): Ryan White
STARRING: Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: A controversial, pint-sized, Holocaust-surviving woman who once embarrassed David Letterman by saying “penis” and “vagina” on air—who could that be? Why Dr. Ruth Westheimer, of course, America’s most famous sex therapist! Director Ryan White takes this already very popular and deeply loved figure and shows us just how much more there is to know about our favorite nonagenarian dispenser of carnal knowledge. White reveals the multiple stories that make up her life, just one of which would be worthy of a feature length film (from fleeing the Nazis, studying at the Sorbonne, training as a sniper in the Israeli Defense Force, and working for Planned Parenthood… this woman really has done it all). No wonder so many value her opinion and life advice, the most potent of which might just be the frank phrase: “There’s no such thing as normal.” Timely and comforting, this film is a must-see.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
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Knock Down the House that followed four women political candidates, including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, during the 2018 mid-term elections, was voted the winner of the Festival Favorite Award of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
This Changes Everything, a pivotal documentary examining historic and contemporary gender inequity in the American film and television industries, will open the 36th Miami Film Festival.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.