"Struck By Lightning" (December 18) Criticwire Page

Chris Colfer has already proven himself singing, dancing and acting his way into the hearts of fans worldwide in Fox's hit TV show "Glee." At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Colfer proved himself to be a quadruple threat after world premiering his snappy and ambitious screenwriting debut, "Struck By Lightning." In the teen comedy, Colfer plays Carson, a senior who will do anything to get into his dream school, Northwestern University, and away from his depressed and alcoholic mother (Allison Janney), who keeps holding him back from realizing his dreams. Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and "Pitch Perfect" breakout Rebel Wilson co-star.

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"Young and Wild" (December 1) Criticwire Page

Chilean director/writer Marialy Rivas turned heads at Sundance this year with her sexually provocative debut, “Young & Wild.” Rivas, an award-winning short filmmaker (her short "Blokes" screened at the festival last year), walked away from this year's edition with the World Cinema Screenwriting Award, which she shared with her co-writers Camila Gutiérrez, Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Sepúlveda.

 “Young & Wild” centers on Daniela (Alicia Rodriguez), a 17-year-old girl raised within a strict evangelical family who secretly writes a sexually charged blog. Fun fact: Rivas was inspired to make her foray into feature filmmaking after coming across a similar blog spearheaded by Gutiérrez.

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