Thrills & Empowerment – Trailers & Releases

By October 12, 2014News, Releases
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Discover the trailers of recently released movies & series.

Summary: The Good Lie written by Margaret Nagle | A Girl Walks Alone At Night by Ana Lily Amirpour |
The Babadook by Jennifer Kent
| Little Leading Ladies PSA by Aubrey Smyth | The Empowerment project by Sarah Moshman | Makers Season 2: Women in Hollywood | The Legend of Korra Book 4 : Balance

The Good Lie written by Margaret Nagle

Four Sudanese refugees are given the chance to resettle in America and arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Winner of a WGA Award for Warm Springs and writer of Red Band Society which premiered in September on Fox, Margaret Nagle finally sees her passion project on screen, The Good Lie. 11 years in the making and starring Reese Witherspoon, the film is inspired by real-life events.

2014, Drama, USA, 110 min
U.S. theatrical release: October 3, 2014

Written by Margaret Nagle
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal
Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Smith, Thad & Trent Luckinbill
Cinematography by Ronald Plante
Film Editing by Richard Comeau
Music by Martin Leon

Donate to The Good Lie Fund and help South Sudanese children in crisis
Watch the trailer of the feature Red Band Society written by Margaret Nagle on Trailers & Releases – Fort Bliss, Dawn & Red Band Society
Find The Good Lie on our releases & events calendar The The Hollycal
Find Margaret Nagle on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board

A Girl Walks Alone At Night by Ana Lily Amirpour

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

2014, Horror, Romance, Thriller, USA, Iran, 99 min
U.S. limited theatrical release: November 21, 2014
Played at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 9 & 10
Played at the AFI Spooky Fest in Silver Springs, Maryland on October 11
Plays at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 14 & 16

Adapted from her award-winning eponymous 2011 short film, Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Alone At Night has been well received at Sundance, won the Deauville Revelations Prize in September and the praise of Darren Aronofsky.
Opening in the US on November 21, the movie has been screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 9 & 10 and at the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival in Silver Springs, Maryland on Oct. 11 where it has been be preceded by Christine Parker’s short 400 Ways to Kill a Vampire and Lee Arter’s The Working Dead.
It will also screen overseas at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 14 & 16.

Written by Ana Lily Amirpour
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò
Produced by Ana Lily Amirpour, Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah
Cinematography by Lyle Vincent
Film Editing by Alex O’Flinn

Buy your tickets for the BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 14 & 16
Discover the grant Ana Lily Amirpour received for her next movie The Bad Batch on News Round-up #4 – Vampires & Good Deeds
Find Ana Lily Amirpour on the Hollywomen Directors Board
Find Christine Parker on the Hollywomen Directors Board

The Babadook by Jennifer Kent

A single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

2014, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Australia, 95 min
U.S. Theatrical & VOD release on November 28
British & Irish theatrical release on October 24
Plays at the Toronto After Dark Festival on October 24
Plays at the Ausfilm Week in Los Angeles on October 29

Following up on her 2005 short film Monster, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent wrote and directed The Babadook, where a mother and son played by Essie Davis & Noah Wiseman discover a strange children’s book. Well received by critics during its french release, the movie was a hit at Sundance, won 4 awards at the Gerardmer Film Festival & Fantastic Fest, proving once again that if it’s in a word or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of THE BABADOOK. DOOK. DOOK.

Written by Jennifer Kent
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell
Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Cinematography by Radek Ladczuk
Film Editing by Simon Njoo
Music by Jed Kurzel

Buy your tickets for the Toronto After Dark Festival showings on October 24
Find Jennifer Kent on the Hollywomen Directors Board

Little Leading Ladies PSA by Aubrey Smyth

#BETHEBOSS – Promoting Women as Leaders.

2014, Public Service Annoucement, USA, 2 min

Produced by Gingersnap, New York Women in Film & Television & Adorama Rentals and inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, Aubrey Smyth created a Public Service Annoucement featuring young girls from various eras who would later become leaders in business & creative industries.

Directed by Aubrey Smyth
Written by Aubrey Smyth & Deborah Zawol Smyth
Starring Giselle Eisenberg, Tess Romero, Taliyah Whitaker & Zoe Manarel
Produced by Amanda Lin Costa & Aubrey Smyth for Gingersnap
Cinematography by Bryant Fisher
Edited by Oscar Luna

Follow the various chapters of Women in Film on the Diversity Directory
Use our comprehensive List of Grants for Women Filmmakers which includes the NYWIFT & the List of Workshops for Women Filmmakers

The Empowerment Project by Sarah Moshman

The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions

2014, Documentary, USA, 99 min
Screenings in Seattle & Chicago in October

Directed by Sarah Moshman
Produced by Sarah Moshman, Dana Michelle Cook, Ashley Hammen, Lynn Webb
Cinematography by Alana Fickes
Film Editing by Margo Romero
Music by Jillian Abood

Discover the October screenings in Chicago & Seattle on the website of the documentary
Discover the New Models of Distribution Panel featuring Sarah Moshman on News Round-up #4 – Vampires & Good Deeds
Follow The Empowerment Project on the Diversity Directory:

The Empowerment Project

The Empowerment Project is a documentary about ordinary women doing extraordinary things! Directed by Sarah Mosh
Website: The Empowerment Project
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Makers Season 2: Women in Hollywood

 

Makers: Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.

Broadcasted on PBS on October 7

Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton & Rory Kennedy

The second season of documentaries about influential women Makers is now airing on PBS. After an episode on women in comedy and before space, business, space & politics, the October 7 episode is dedicated to women in Hollywood, from cinema to TV. Narrated by Julia Roberts, the documentary features Glenn Close, Geena Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham, Linda Woolverton & Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Follow the Geena Davis Institute on the Diversity Directory
Find Linda Woolverton on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board

The Legend of Korra Book 4 : Balance

To save the world, Avatar Korra endured her most intense battle yet. Now broken and bruised, Korra begins a journey of self-discovery and survival as the strong prey upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power-hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right.

2014, Animation, Action, USA, 33 min
The Legend of Korra Book 4 : Balance Premiered on Nick.com on October 3

Created by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
Voiced by Janet Varney, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons & Seychelle Gabriel
Music by Jeremy Zuckerman

Watch the cast of The Legend of Korra on Kick-Ass Women of the Comic-Con Panels

 

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