The last time we heard about a film being pulled from theaters it was The Interview, a major studio production that received so much publicity from the alleged "censorship" that it's earned almost $46 million to date. This stands deep contrast to what the filmmakers of Zunn: Showgirls of Pakistanare facing.
Let’s just get this clear at the outset: New film The DUFF is based on the premise that every group of female friends has a “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” whose sole purpose for being in the group is to act as a gateway to her prettier companions.
For the first time in four years, the acting categories of the Academy Awards are lily-white. It's a curious circumstance, since one of this year's Best Picture nominees, Selma, features a predominantly Black cast.
Look, I don’t think the Oscars are all bad. There are some good films nominated, for sure. I’m rooting for Selma as Best Picture and Citizenfour for Best Documentary. I bet Patricia Arquette will snag Best Actress for her excellent role inBoyhood and I like howThe Imitation Game centers its story around the destructiveness of homophobia and sexism. But... that’s pretty much it.
A 1985 Portland protest seen in new film Arresting Power has the same message as protests today.
While millions of Americans have recently turned out in the streets to protest racial bias in policing, some activists have been busily documenting those protests. Over the past four years, the three women team of co-directors behind new documentaryArresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland put together an 84-minute film that feels like an oral history of police brutality in one city.