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    LAFF Review: 'Out In The Night' Tells Compelling, Powerful Story Of The New Jersey Four

    In 2007, four black lesbian women from New Jersey were sentenced to between 3 and 11 years in prison for varying degrees of gang assault against a man in New York City’s West Village. The New York Post and Daily News blared headlines about “bloodthirsty lesbians” and a “wolf pack,” and both the wome...

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    LAFF Review: Haunting, Devastating 'Life And Mind Of Mark DeFriest' Depicts Prison Life Of Notorious Escape Artist

    In the late 1970s, a 19-year-old Mark DeFriest caught four years in jail for picking up some tools before his father’s will was probated. His stepmother called the police, and Mark made a run for it, landing him in jail. Mark’s tendency to run has kept him there ever since. A compulsive (and talente...

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    LAFF Review: ‘Nightingale’ Starring David Oyelowo Can’t Break Free From Form Despite Stunning Central Performance

    There is no discussion of Elliott Lester’s “Nightingale” without David Oyelowo. The psychological drama is openly an actor’s showcase, subscribing to a single character and location with the same verve as its unavoidable soulmate, “Locke.” Like that film, it also turns to technology for sneaking a b...

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    LAFF Review: Bold Doc 'Out In the Night' Explores Black Lesbians' Rights to Self Defense

    Fresh off its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, "Out In the Night" centers on four black lesbian women from Newark, New Jersey who become the targets of unwanted sexual advances from a man outside of the IFC movie theater in New York City’s West Village in 2006.

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    LAFF Review: Nathan Silver's 'Uncertain Terms' An Affecting and Deftly Told Family Affair

    Filmmaker Nathan Silver is on his fourth feature film in about as many years, and the latest, “Uncertain Terms,” continues in the style of naturalistic, bittersweet tales. It’s a family affair for Silver, as he often casts his mother, Cindy Silver, and in “Uncertain Terms” he even takes inspiration ...

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    LAFF Review: Debra Granik's Doc 'Stray Dog' A Sensitive Portrait of Memory, Trauma, and Biker Culture

    When “Winter’s Bone” writer and director Debra Granik ventured to Missouri to make the film, she returned with more than she expected — the subject of her next film, in the form of Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a biker and Vietnam vet with a heart of gold and a head full of nightmares. Granik brings an un-s...

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    Exclusive: First Clip & Poster For LAFF Film 'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey'

    There's no word that suits Hal Holbrook better than 'legend.' The 89-year-old actor and veteran has a career stretching back sixty years, with a long history of movie roles (most famously playing Deep Throat in "All The President's Men"), and continues to work regularly today, winning an Oscar nomin...

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    LAFF Review: Jess Weixler And Jennifer Prediger’s ‘Trouble Dolls’ Finds More Drama Than Laughs In Superstition

    A general rule of thumb: if Jeffrey Tambor appears in one or two scenes out of a film, it’s a safe bet those are the best one or two scenes overall. As a trespassing landlord fond of tenant hookups and unannounced showers in their homes, Tambor all but runs away with “Trouble Dolls,” the writing and...

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    LAFF Review: 'Echo Park' Proves The Perfect Place to Get Lost And Find Yourself

    In “Echo Park,” photographer Amanda Marsalis, making her feature directorial debut (with a script written by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta), paints a love letter of sorts to the titular Los Angeles neighborhood, interwoven with the tale of love lost and found between two souls searching for their place...

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    LAFF Review: ‘Billy Mize And The Bakersfield Sound’ Is A Warm Look At One Of Country Music’s Hidden Titans

    While the musical biopic today suffers from inescapable story arcs and tired imitations, thankfully a good story remains that way when told by those who actually lived it. Consider well-made music docs a personal sweet spot -- a blend of archival footage, a famous record, and an aged, accented chara...

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