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By Justus Bier Stanberry 5.11.2018

Humble Beginnings: Celebrated Films that Began as Shorts

Before Oh Lucy was a feature film, by writer and director Atsuko Hirayanagi, it was a short film that was her thesis project at NYU. Before that, it was just one of many one-sentence plot descriptions she had to write for another class project. The short film was a Short Film Jury Prize winner at…

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By Justus Bier Stanberry 4.27.2018

Streaming Surprises, Volume 17

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old. Titles are available from various streaming services. “Poorna” (2017) “Poorna” is based on the true story of a courageous and determined thirteen-year old girl from a tribal region of India. Poorna, an Adivasi (indigenous) becomes the youngest girl in history to climb Mount…

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