One of the ways that the Independent Spirit Awards remains true to its original vision of promoting and honoring new voices in American independent cinema is with its John Cassavetes Award, which is given to a new film with a budget under $500,000. This year’s worthy winner was PARIAH, a moving and involving feature debut by Dee Rees about a young African-American teenage girl’s road to acceptance of her homosexuality despite her disapproving family and community. The film offered a true immersion into the Harlem community in which it is set and showcased the rising talents of such promising young actresses as Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Aasha Davis. Moving beyond the standard coming-out story, this is a film about family ties and conflicts and the need to explore one’s truth nature despite the negative consequences that such a journey may conjure up. It is a film of courage, and we no doubt will be hearing more in the future from these young actresses, as well as the film’s adventurous and courageous director.
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report bringing you interviews & updates on film festivals around the world. Here on our FIRST THURSDAYS FILM FESTIVAL we would like to share with you some of … Continue reading
MAGNOLIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: Movies come to Mississippi in a BIG WAY!……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of … Continue reading
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report & would like to share with you some of the best films seen and screenplays read from all the film festivals we have covered, the submissions we … Continue reading
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report & would like to share with you some of the best films seen and screenplays read from all the film festivals we have covered, the submissions … Continue reading