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Nat Turner Drama The Birth of a Nation Sells For $17.5M, the 'Richest Deal In Sundance History'

In a deal Variety is reporting as the “richest” in the history of the Sundance Film Festival, The Birth of a Nation has been purchased by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million. The film, written and directed by Nate Parker (star of 2014's underseen but excellent Beyond the Lights), tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831…

New Documentary on Anthony Weiner Captures Huma Abedin Dealing With His Fuckery

Huma Abedin, a beautiful and smart woman married to a nose with a sheepish man attached, has had to deal with two sexting scandals courtesy of husband Anthony Weiner. Worse still, a film crew was around for the second one. The New York Times reports that a new documentary, Weiner, shows Abedin maintaining “a steely…

There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Sundance Film Festival is underway, meaning lots of fresh, ground breaking indie narrative and documentary films — ones that might not normally get tons of buzz otherwise — are thrust into the spotlight. Along with the movie madness, a new study examining the gender disparity female directors face in the film industry…

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