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Athena Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens With Reproductive Rights Documentary TRAPPED

Athena Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens With Reproductive Rights Documentary TRAPPED

The 2016 Athena Film Festival opens on Thursday, February 18th with the New York premiere of the highly anticipated reproductive rights documentary TRAPPED, directed by Dawn Porter. The Centerpiece film will be SUFFRAGETTE, directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan. The festival will close with the documentary CODEGIRL directed by Lesley Chilcott. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are: FREEHELD, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and directed by Peter Sollett, […]

10 Live Action Short Films Advance in 2015 Oscar Race | TRAILERS

10 Live Action Short Films Advance in 2015 Oscar Race | TRAILERS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films) “Bad Hunter,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Dries Phlypo, producer (A Private […]

Winners of the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival, HENRI HENRI Wins Best Film | TRAILERS

Winners of the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival, HENRI HENRI Wins Best Film | TRAILERS

The French Canadian film Henri Henri, written and directed by Martin Talbot, with Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon and Sophie Desmarais (Sarah Prefers to Run), won the 2015 Jury Award-Best Feature at the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival. Raised in an orphanage, Henri has spent his life maintaining the lights of the convent he calls home.  But now that the convent is closing, he is forced to learn how to survive in the real world.  Armed with only […]