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Academy Award Nominated Best Animated Feature – The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey’s adaptation of the well-known young adult novel, The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis tackles the ferocious concept of living under the Taliban’s rule through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl, forced to grow up quickly to take care of her family after her home is raided and her father imprisoned. Twomey’s direction of this film beautifully tackles a strong and difficult subject, while demonstrating why some films are meant […]

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Director Series: Noëll Wells – Mr. Roosevelt

If you’re looking for a film that embodies comedy with the sarcastic turns of real life, look no further than Mr. Roosevelt. From the beginning of the film, Emily Martin, played wonderfully by writer/director Noel Wells, is seen as a quirky and naive comedian looking to make it (although appearing to be failing) in Los Angeles. She abruptly has to return to her hometown of Austin, Texas to attend her […]