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Brian Dennehy, J.K. Simmons Comedy ‘Life Support’ Being Sold By Phoenix International – Cannes

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Exclusive: Phoenix International is selling the Brian Dennehy family comedy Life Support (working title) at Cannes which stars Whiplash Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Victor Victoria Oscar-nominated actress Lesley Ann Warren, Tom Arnold, and Anchorman‘s David Koechner.

Pic directed and written by stage and film actor Larry Clarke is loosely based on real events in his life, exploring the profound issues surrounding the end-of-life process.

Life Support centers around a manic Catholic family preparing for the death of their father, Bob (Dennehy), who wants to be in charge until his final day. The family includes an overly-religious brother (Arnold), who tries to keep the family legacy intact; a neurotic sister (Mo Gaffney), who can’t cope with the word “cremation;” an overbearing mother-in-law, Dawn (Warren); and the prodigal son, Eddie (Clarke), whose life is to change drastically when a huge secret comes to light. The other extended family (and friends) include cast: Eric Edelstein,
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CinemAddicts Podcasts Spotlights First Rate Taylor Schilling Comedy ‘Family’

Taylor Schilling, best known for her work in Orange Is The New Black, is hilarious as Kate Stone, a New Jersey hedge fund executive in the new indie comedy Family. Kate, who is career minded, candid, and anti-social is tasked with taking care of her niece (Bryn Vale) after her brother (Eric Edelstein) and sister-in-law [...]

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Adam Driver Stars in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’; ‘Hail Satan?’ Arrives On Good Friday: Specialty Preview

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Comedies, docs and a Bollywood title are among the Easter and Passover weekend’s packed roster of new specialty releases. The heavy number of limited openers comes just ahead of next weekend’s rollout of Avengers: Endgame, which will mark mostly a pause for new specialties. Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, begins its regular theatrical run following a one-night showing in hundreds of locations around the country last week. The Film Arcade is bowing fellow comedy Family, starring Taylor Schilling and directed by feature first-timer Laura Steinel. Counterprogramming the religious holiday weekend, Magnolia is opening Sundance doc Hail Satan? with an exclusive New York run before heading to L.A. next weekend. Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber is launching doc Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché by Pamela B. Green and narrated by Jodie Foster exclusively in L.
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Movie Review – Family (2019)

Family, 2019.

Written and Directed by Laura Steinel.

Starring Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Blair Beeken, Matt Walsh, Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein, Fabrizio Guido, and Kate McKinnon.

Synopsis:

Kate Stone is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm’s length, making her an outcast in her own right.

Arguably the least attention-grabbing film title of all time, Family mitigates that by parading out a host of on-the-rise notable names ranging from Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Brian Tyree Henry, Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon in a glorified cameo, and newcomer Bryn Vale crushing her highest profile role to date as the bullied, oddball, socially awkward, but endearing teenager Maddie who is the heart of this somewhat conventional but told with sincerity and no filter story of middle school hell.

Kate (Taylor Schilling) is Maddie’s estranged aunt,
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Taylor Schilling stars in trailer for comedy Family

The Film Arcade has released a trailer for Family, the feature directorial debut of writer-director Laura Steinel, which sees Orange Is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling starring as a career-focussed, overworked businesswoman who finds herself caring for her socially awkward young niece. Check it out here…

Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm’s length, making her an outcast in her own right. When her estranged brother calls asking her to babysit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But babysitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate’s life spins into chaos. As Maddie reveals stories of being bullied and of wanting to run away and be a Juggalo, the two form a unique bond.

Family is set for release on April 19th and features a cast that includes Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale,
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Taylor Schilling in First Trailer for Dysfunctional Aunt Comedy 'Family'

"I don't want your money, Kate, I want a sister!" The Film Arcade has released the first official trailer for an indie comedy titled Family, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year. The film is the feature debut of writer Laura Steinel, telling a story about a young woman who reluctantly babysits her brother's very weird, bullied tween daughter, only to discover she's into the juggalo community and planning to sneak away to an Insane Clown Posse concert. Taylor Schilling stars as the self-absorbed workaholic sister, and the cast includes Bryn Vale, Kate McKinnon, Brian Tyree Henry, Eric Edelstein, Allison Tolman, Jessie Ennis, and Matt Walsh. Family is, of course, a film about learning that "family can be found in all different forms" and features a "delightful and layered comedic performance" from Schilling. Enjoy this one. Here's the first official trailer for Laura Steinel's Family, direct from The
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Family Trailer Has Taylor Schilling Battling Juggalos

Family Trailer Has Taylor Schilling Battling Juggalos
The Family trailer is here and it pits Orange Is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling up against some pretty rowdy Juggalos. Though they aren't featured in the trailer, Insane Clown Posse members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J have cameos in the movie, which should be exciting for the real-life Juggalos out there. And while it's a bummer that the two iconic rappers aren't in the trailer, it's worth watching to see Schilling take a 3 liter bottle of Faygo to the dome. Even without the Insane Clown Posse references, Family looks like a pretty strong babysitting movie in the vein of Uncle Buck with a hint of Role Models.

Family focuses on Taylor Schilling as a workaholic hedge fund executive who must watch her 12-year old niece for an extended amount of time. The socially awkward niece runs away to become a Juggalo, a super fan of the group Insane Clown Posse,
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Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Felicia Day Previews Voyage to the Stars

Michael Ahr Dave Vitagliano Feb 11, 2019

We spoke with Whedon-verse veteran and transmedia pioneer Felicia Day about her new improvisational sci-fi comedy podcast and more.

Felicia Day has made the most of every small screen storytelling medium, from her breakout web series The Guild and the Whedon brothers’ Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to conventional television appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and The Magicians. She even started the Geek and Sundry production company to produce digital content, and now her colleague from that endeavor, Ryan Copple, is producing an innovative sci fi program in an unexpected form: as an improv comedy podcast called Voyage to the Stars. Day joined us to talk about her part in the podcast and to reminisce about her career.

Day and Copple, who collaborated on web series such as Wil Wheaton’s Table Top for Geek and Sundry, have been friends and worked side-by-side for quite some time,
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Taylor Schilling’s SXSW Comedy ‘Family’ Acquired By Film Arcade

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The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. rights to Family, the comedy written and directed by Laura Steinel and starring Taylor Schilling that world premiered earlier this year at SXSW. Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Kate McKinnon and newcomer Bryn Vale also star in the pic, which now will get a spring 2019 theatrical release.

Schilling plays a workaholic hedge fund exec who must save her 12-year-old niece (Vale) who runs away to become a “juggalo” — a superfan of the group Insane Clown Posse. Matt Walsh, Allison Tolman and Eric Edelstein co-star. Annapurna’s Sue Naegle and Kit Giordano are producers, and Steinel, Dan Kaplow, Schilling and Jeremy Garelick are executive producers.

UTA, which reps Steinel, negotiated the deal for the filmmakers with The Law Offices of Greg S. Bernstein on behalf of The Film Arcade.
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Film Arcade Takes U.S. Rights to Taylor Schilling's 'Family'

Film Arcade Takes U.S. Rights to Taylor Schilling's 'Family'
Film Arcade has taken U.S. rights to Family, a comedy starring Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling.

Laura Steinel, who was a staff writer on Amazon comedy Red Oaks, wrote and directed the feature that premiered in March at SXSW.

Family follows an emotionally stunted aunt (Schilling) tasked with watching her 12-year-old niece who finds her life unfurling when the girl runs away to become a Juggalo, a super-fan of the group Insane Clown Posse.

Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis and Matt Walsh also star, along with Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein and newcomer Bryn Vale.

Annapurna’s Sue Naegle produced the pic ...
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‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch Sends a Bizarre Message to Comic-Con Fans and Rejects Kyle MacLachlan’s Emmy Snub

‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch Sends a Bizarre Message to Comic-Con Fans and Rejects Kyle MacLachlan’s Emmy Snub
Twin Peaks” may have ended its revival last year, but the world that David Lynch and Mark Frost created continues to live on. Such is the case with all properties with cult followings, and it may have been what inspired the Comic-Con panel Saturday night titled “Twin Peaks and the Revival of a Cult Classic.”

Taking place at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel’s Indigo Ballroom, the panel featured a fan-favorite lineup including executive producer Sabrina Sutherland, stars Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Brennan), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Brennan), Chrysta Bell (FBI Agent Tammy Preston), Robert Broski (Woodsman), John Pirruccello (Deputy Chad Broxford), Eric Edelstein (Det. “Smiley” Fusco), Nicole Laliberte (Darya), George Griffith (Ray Monroe), Amy Shiels (Candie), and Adele Rene (Lieutenant Cynthia Knox).

Sutherland revealed that Lynch had texted her, “I got my days mixed up and I’m going to be there yesterday if not sooner. It’s slippery in here.
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SXSW Interview with the Cast and Writer/Director of Family

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Family debuted at SXSW last week and it's a funny, honest, and refreshing film centered around strong leading ladies. It serves as a reminder that women can own a film too and it doesn't have to be one of those boring romcoms. We sat down with some of the cast along with writer/director Laura Steinel to discuss the film.

Kate (played by Taylor Schilling) is a businesswoman in New York married to her career. When her brother (played by Eric Edelstein) begs her to watch her niece, Maddie (played by Bryn Vale) because his wife (played by Allison Tolman)'s mother is ill – she drags her feet but eventually agrees. Though, while under Kate's supervision, Maddie befriends a bunch of Juggalos and Kate has to struggle with kind of saving her from those “wrong side of the tracks” type people. The film eventually becomes a dual coming of age
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Movie Review – Flower (2018)

Flower, 2018.

Directed by Max Winkler.

Starring Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Dylan Gelula, Tim Heidecker, Eric Edelstein, Maya Eshet, Joey Morgan.

Synopsis:

A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

Max Winkler’s Flower is unorthodox sibling kinship from a painfully quirky perspective. Breakdowns are festively crass, attitudes unstable and actions with little reprimand. Sex is represented as both a deflection of personal powerlessness and weapon that aimed at perversion – by instigating it? Moral compasses aren’t easily managed, but the cast itself keeps us involved no matter how dicey your hottest takes. This is Zoey Deutch we’re talking about, after all. A goddamn cinematic treasure who could get me to watch colonoscopy B-roll if she provided narration.

Seventeen-year-old Erica (Deutch) is a rebellious product of single parenthood with her adoration in all the wrong places. She doesn’t need a job because
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‘Family’ Review: Taylor Schilling Takes on Juggalos and Work/Life Balance in Formulaic Comedy — SXSW 2018

‘Family’ Review: Taylor Schilling Takes on Juggalos and Work/Life Balance in Formulaic Comedy — SXSW 2018
Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) has spent her whole life chasing boring leads in a bland office job, can’t stand her other people, and has such an estranged relationship with her brother (Eric Edelstein) that she barely realizes he has an adolescent daughter Maddie (Bryn Vale) — until, one day, he begs her to babysit the girl for a few days while her parents are away. So begins the formula of “Family,” writer-director Laura Steinel’s amiable debut, which belongs to that familiar tradition of commercial storytelling that finds an unhappy woman discovering a better path in connecting with others. You’ve probably seen a version of this movie before, just not with all the Juggalos.

That’s right, Juggalos: those hard-partying anarchists in clown makeup who gather each year for raucous debauchery with carnivalesque glee. “Family” begins with Kate stumbling through that affair, looking terrified and out of place, setting
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“Flower” features an awards worthy performance from Zoey Deutch

A breakthrough performance by a talented young actress is always a sight to behold. Last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, I saw Zoey Deutch own the screen in Flower. This independent picture has stayed with me for almost 12 full months, mainly due to Deutch’s captivating turn. She is riveting, to the point where I’m just as eager to fete her performance today as I was in the moments after that Tribeca screening ended last April. That’s the mark of a talented actress, and Deutch is certainly one. In fact, within the next few years, I’m sure I’ll be writing about her as an A-lister and potentially even an award winner. The movie is an indie black comedy/coming of age story. Erica (Deutch) is a troublemaking teen who, when we first meet her, is blackmailing a small-town cop after performing a sexual act on him.
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With ‘Family,’ Director Laura Steinel Crafts Brazen Female Characters & Examines Her Own Biases Against Juggalos — SXSW

With ‘Family,’ Director Laura Steinel Crafts Brazen Female Characters & Examines Her Own Biases Against Juggalos — SXSW
“I think I wanted to make a movie for women to be able to be rougher characters than they're usually given opportunities to play,” writer/director Laura Steinel told Deadline yesterday out of SXSW, of her latest directorial effort, Family. “That was my first goal, just to make a character that was a little bit more abrasive and not your typical female character.” Starring Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein, Jessie Ennis and Blair Beeken, the…
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Women Directors Dominate SXSW Competition

Nijla Mu’min’s “Jinn” will screen at the fest: Mu’min’s official website

The lineup for the 2018 edition of South by Southwest Conference and Festival has been announced, and it’s cause for celebration. Of 10 films screening in the Narrative Feature Competition, eight are directed or co-directed by women, and four of 10 titles in the Documentary Feature Competition are helmed or co-helmed by women. All told, women directed or co-directed 12 of 20 features in competition, or 60 percent overall.

Films up for competition awards include Olivia Newman’s “First Match,” the story of a teenage girl who tries to reconnect with her estranged father by wrestling boys, Nijla Mu’min’s “Jinn,” a portrait of a black teen Instagram celebrity who is dealing with her mother’s conversion to Islam, and “TransMilitary,” a doc about transgender troops co-directed by Fiona Dawson.

Ana Asensio’s “Most Beautiful Island” was named Grand
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SXSW 2018 Lineup Includes New Films from Jody Hill, Andrew Bujalski, Julia Hart & More

With Sundance 2018 wrapped up, the next major American festival is South by Southwest Film Festival and today they’ve announced their lineup. Opening with John Krasinski’s horror film A Quiet Place, it also includes some of our most-anticipated films of the year: Jody Hill’s Observe & Report follow-up The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (which Netflix has announced they’ll release), Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls, and Julia Hart’s Miss Stevens follow-up, the sci-fi film Fast Color (pictured above) starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Check out the lineup below for the festival that takes place March 9-18 in Austin. It also includes many Sundance 2018 titles, and you can see our reviews of those here.

Narrative Feature Competition

Ten world premieres; ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,408 narrative feature submissions in 2018.

Family

Director/Screenwriter: Laura Steinel

When an emotionally stunted 30 year-old woman is tasked
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SXSW Film and TV 2018 Lineup: Jordan Peele, Female Directors, and More Lead Latest Announcement

SXSW Film and TV 2018 Lineup: Jordan Peele, Female Directors, and More Lead Latest Announcement
The SXSW Conference and Festivals has announced its features lineup and opening night film, plus a selection of episodic titles for the 25th edition of the Film Festival, running this March in Austin, Texas. This year’s festival will open with John Krasinski’s Paramount-produced “A Quiet Place,” playing as part of the festival’s Headliners section. Elsewhere, the film lineup is stacked with a number of offerings from female filmmakers, including its Narrative Feature Competition, which includes eight films (out of ten) directed or co-directed by women, from Megan Griffiths’ “Sadie” to Stacy Cochran’s “Write When You Get Work.”

Other sections of the festival also include a heavily female bent, including three films in the Headliners section (which currently includes five titles), and the Narrative Spotlight section, which includes new films from Lynn Shelton, Miranda Bailey, Julia Hart, and Suzi Yoonessi. Those titles are joined by a slew of other SXSW regulars,
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Second Trailer for Teen-Angst Dramedy 'Flower' Starring Zoey Deutch

"So what's the plan?" The Orchard has debuted the second official trailer for an teen-angst dramedy titled Flower, from director Max Winkler (of the film Ceremony). This follows up the first red band teaser trailer. Flower stars the awesome Zoey Deutch as a young rebellious teen who decides to act out and band with her two friends to expose the kinky secrets of sexy high-school teacher Will, played by Adam Scott. Things get wacky and weird. The film's full cast includes Kathryn Hahn, Joey Morgan, Tim Heidecker, Dylan Gelula, Maya Eshet, plus Eric Edelstein. This looks hilarious, there's a few times I actually laughed out loud watching this trailer. Really looking forward to seeing this! Damn, where did it come from? Have fun. Here's the second official trailer for Max Winkler's Flower, direct from The Orchard's YouTube: You can still watch the red band teaser + see the poster for Flower here,
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