SXSW Review: ‘Dara Ju’ Is a Brilliant Examination of the Pressure Linked to the Struggle Between Familial Obligations & Crushing Personal Ambition

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As the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant, many of my formative years were spent trying to please my father. Though it was unspoken, I was expected to thrive both academically and socially. I dared not dream of following the crowd,… Continue Reading

SXSW Preview: Todrick Hall Embarks on His Most Ambitious Project Yet: Full-Scale Original Musical, ‘Straight Outta Oz’

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Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, which kicks off today in Austin, TX is “Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall,” a feature documentary that takes audiences behind the scenes of the entire process of launching Hall’s most ambitious project yet: the… Continue Reading

Trailer Premiere: Slow-Burn Vampire Fable ‘The Transfiguration’ (USA Theatrical Debut Set for April 7)

Eric Ruffin in "The Transfiguration"

Strand Releasing has set USA premiere dates for Michael O’Shea’s critically-acclaimed 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection, “The Transfiguration,” the filmmaker’s feature film directorial debut which made its world premiere at the world’s most prestigious film festival last year. First the much-anticipated film… Continue Reading

Alexandra Shipp Slasher Comedy ‘Tragedy Girls’ to World Premiere at SXSW (Craig Robinson Co-Stars & Produces)

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Actor/comedian Craig Robinson (who also producers) and actress Alexandra Shipp co-star in the new horror comedy “Tragedy Girls” which, we learned today, will make its world premiere in the “Midnighters” section of the upcoming SXSW Film Festival in March. “Tragedy… Continue Reading

Acclaimed Queens-Set Vampire Fable ‘The Transfiguration’ Will Make Its North American Premiere at SXSW

Eric Ruffin in "The Transfiguration"

Strand Releasing previously announced its acquisition of USA distribution rights to Michael O’Shea’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection, “The Transfiguration,” the filmmaker’s feature film directorial debut which made its world premiere at the world’s most prestigious film festival last year. The much-anticipated… Continue Reading

Andre Royo & George Sample III Partner Up With Their Futures in the Balance in ‘Hunter Gatherer’ (Poster)

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Starring Andre Royo, George Sample III, Kellee Stewart and Ashley Wilkerson, Josh Locy (making his feature-length debut) directs a bittersweet, darkly comic tale of seeking out one’s destiny, but discovering an unexpected fate along the way. Titled “Hunter Gatherer,” the film follows Ashley Douglas,… Continue Reading