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Tracy Droz Tragos

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'Rich Hill' Composer Nathan Halpern on Tapping Into Teenage Memories

    We had the opportunity to chat with Nathan Halpern, the composer behind one of this year's most powerful documentaries.

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    Director Tracy Droz Tragos Compares Sundance-Winning 'Rich Hill' with 'Boyhood'

    At first glance, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," the narrative film which follows a boy (Ellar Coltrane) as he comes of age over a period of twelve years, and the new documentary "Rich Hill," about poverty in rural Missouri, have little in common, but director Tracy Droz Tragos can see the parallels.

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    Sundance Award-Winning Rich Hill Director Tracy Droz Tragos on the Injustice of Rural Poverty and How Motherhood Can Open Doors to Documentarians

    "We saw how many families were living on so very little and truly struggling, [and] we wanted to give them a voice.”

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    Watch: Sundance Grand Jury Winner 'Rich Hill' Finds Children Facing Hardship With Hope in New Trailer

    Despite the bleak subject matter, the trailer manages to strike a careful balance between despondence and hope -- effectively preventing the tone of the film from seeming sanctimonious.

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    Women Win Nearly a Third of Sundance Awards

    Women directors, editors, cinematographers, and musicians received a third of the nearly thirty awards doled out by the film festival. Among them were Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde, who directed "52 Tuesdays," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who adjusts to her mother's transition int...

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    Sundance Woman Directors: Meet Tracy Droz Tragos

    "Rich Hill is our family hometown, and over the years it has fallen on hard times. We wanted to tell the stories of families living there who [seemed] to us largely ignored and clearly facing a lot of challenges."

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    Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

    There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."

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