MCN Curated Headlines Archive for November, 2016

“Diverse personal narrative has never been more important than it is in proto-Trump America – in a country where so many are willing to throw away the rights of the “other” for the illusion of safety, storytelling is our most straightforward empathy generator, a humanization machine. Millions of Americans are casually falling in love with a brown-skinned, athletic, undeniably feminist heroine offering an object lesson about striding out of your bubble and setting right your mistakes.”
Writes Lindy West

Filmmakers Include Eliza Hittman, Alex Ross Perry, Brett Haley, Gillian Robespierre, Marti Noxon, Adam Bhala Lough, Brian Knappenberger, Yance Ford, Marina Zenovich, Cate Shortland, David Lowery, Dustin Guy Defa, koganada
Sundance 2017 Announces 66 Features In Competition And NEXT

variety

“I used to argue, pretty vociferously, that critics’ groups should wait before voting until they’ve had the chance to see every last movie. But that ship, I’m afraid, has sailed.”
Owen Gleiberman Canvasses For Rogue One As An “Awards Movie”

NY Times

“My father, very late in life, said to me, ‘You know, there is humor in what you do.'”
Iggy Pop Talks Danger

hollywoodreporter.com

“From losing millions in the failed Relativity studio to backing Warner Bros. flops and hits with Ratner and Packer, the former Goldman Sachs banker has done business with Trump (and been sued by him) and had a cameo (with his actress fiancée) in Warren Beatty’s new movie.”
A Detailed Rat-A-Tat-Tat “Inside Steven Mnuchin’s Hit-And-Miss Path From Hw’d To Treasury,” By Kim Masters

“There was some glass ceiling on why our story wasn’t getting better.”
How Andrew Stanton Found A Narrative For Finding Dory

hollywoodreporter.com

“The awards are voted on by a group of film enthusiasts, professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students.”
Secretive Coven Calling Self “National Board Of Review” Weeps For Manchester By The Sea, Affleck, Lonergan Screenplay; Barry Jenkins, Director; Also KuboO.J.:MIA

(Past Best Pictures: A Most Violent Year, Her,  Zero Dark Thirty)

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“I was 15 when I first watched Sally Hardesty escape into the back of a pickup truck, covered in blood and cackling like a goddamn witch. All of her friends were dead. She had been kidnapped, tortured and even forced to feed her own blood to her cannibalistic captors’ impossibly shriveled patriarch. Being new to the horror genre, I was sure she was going to die. It had been a few months since I survived a violent sexual assault, where I subsequently ran from my assailant, tripped, fell and fought like hell. I crawled home with bloody knees, makeup-stained cheeks and a new void in both my mind and heart. My sense of safety, my ability to trust others, my willingness to form new relationships and my love of spending time with people I cared about were all taken from me. It wasn’t until I found the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that something clicked. It was Sally’s strength, and her resilience. It was watching her survive blows to the head from a hammer. It was watching her break free from her bonds and burst through a glass window. It was watching her get back up after she’d been stabbed. It was watching her crawl into the back of a truck, laughing as it drove away from Leatherface. She was the last one to confront the killer, and live. I remember sitting in front of the TV and thinking, There I am. That’s me.”
~ Lauren Milici On “The Final Girl”

“‘Thriller’ enforced its own reality principle; it was there, part of the every commute, a serenade to every errand, a referent to every purchase, a fact of every life. You didn’t have to like it, you only had to acknowledge it. By July 6, 1984, when the Jacksons played the first show of their ‘Victory’ tour, in Kansas City, Missouri, Jacksonism had produced a system of commodification so complete that whatever and whoever was admitted to it instantly became a new commodity. People were no longer comsuming commodities as such things are conventionally understood (records, videos, posters, books, magazines, key rings, earrings necklaces pins buttons wigs voice-altering devices Pepsis t-shirts underwear hats scarves gloves jackets – and why were there no jeans called Bille Jeans?); they were consuming their own gestures of consumption. That is, they were consuming not a Tayloristic Michael Jackson, or any licensed facsimile, but themselves. Riding a Mobius strip of pure capitalism, that was the transubstantiation.”
~ Greil Marcus On Michael Jackson