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Kathleen Collins b. March 18, 1942 d. September 18, 1988

Collins was an American filmmaker. 

Graduating in 1963 from the Sorbonne with an M.A. in French literature and cinema Collins returned to America and began working as a professor of film history and screenwriting. 

Collins wrote extensively during her lifetime including short stories, screenplays, and plays, most of which was unproduced and unpublished while she was alive. 

In 1980 she was able to direct her first film, The Cruz Brothers and Mr. Malloy, a short film that was screened at festivals. Bolstered by her success, Collins directed her first feature film, Losing Ground in 1982 for which she is credited as being the second African-American woman to direct a feature length film. The film did not make it outside of the festival circuit and did not receive a theatrical release. It would be her last film. 

Collins was diagnosed with breast cancer and succumbed to the disease in 1988 shortly after marrying her second husband, fellow academic Alfred Prettyman. She left a trunk’s worth of written material to her daughter, Nina Collins, the bulk of which was unpublished and unseen. 

In 2015 Nina Collins worked with Milestone Films in order to have her mother’s work re-stored and distributed making it publicly available for the first time following a small festival run.

A collection of her short stories titled Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? was published in 2016. 

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AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW AND HE’S CHANGED BECAUSE HE LOVES HER NOW AND HE TOUCHED HER HAIR AND THEN HE’S BACK AND WOULD SHE LIKE A COPY IN PERSON YES SHE WOULD AND THEN HE’S OFF AGAIN AND SHE SKIPS AND THERE’S A LITERAL SHIP AND IT’S ALL SO BEAUTIFUL

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Mary and The Witch’s Flower Film PV & staff; opens Summer 2017 (Studio Ponoc). Opens July 8th.

-Staff-

  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura
  • Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu
  • Animation Production: Studio Ponoc

aight i skipped class today BUT i wrote six pages of my screenplay (which is bad but whatever im getting a grade) even though i said i only had to write four pages a day to make it so who’s the real slacker? me still lol

hugsforvillains  asked:

If you could kiss any robot, which one would you smooch?

I would wanna smooch a robot who I could conceivably imagine wanting to smooch me back, so I’m gonna with Thundercracker, because I think he’d be down with it for the sake of research purposes, being a student of the human condition and all. I imagine his screenplay probably involves a lot of smooching so he might want some first hand experience to make his writing more believable - I’d be willing to oblige. The size difference may present some difficulties but challenge is a wellspring of creativity, so who knows what innovations in the field of smooching could stem from such an encounter.

i feel a bad spell coming on so here are some good things i have to remember:

  • i am getting paid tomorrow which means i can buy groceries which means i can eat something other than peanut butter and jelly for lunch
  • this also means i can stop at starbucks in the morning and eat a sandwich and coffee like a real rich fellow
  • class tomorrow is individual meetings so i get to go in an hour later than usual
  • i am visiting some friends tomorrow and i get to meet their kittens and they already told me it is okay if i cry 
  • we are going to the zoo on sunday and my friends are also prepared because they already know i am going to cry when i see the bats and probably the seahorses too
  • someone in the school thought i was deserving of a scholarship 
  • i live in a state that is filled with lizards which means i get to see lizards every day
  • myself and another student may be the first from our school to submit feature-length screenplays to the nicholl fellowships.  i keep having to remind myself that this is really quite exciting.

no bad thoughts.  no bad thoughts.  i have things going for me.  i am okay.

Thank you to the loveliest of lovelies @theamiableanachronism, @stevemossington, and @elevenknope for tagging me! 💗💗

Last movie I watched: Troy (yes, that adaptation of The Iliad with Brad Pitt)  

Last song I listened to: Strangers Like Me (it’s a Disney music kind of day) 
Last book I read:
I haven’t read for fun in a while, but I’m off-and-on reading the Fantastic Beasts screenplay!
Where would you want to time travel to?: Maybe the 80′s to see some of my favorite bands in their heyday! 
Fictional character I would hang out with for a day: Either Eleven from ST, so I could wrap her in blankets and we’d eat Eggos together, or Carlos from Night Vale, so we could talk about science! 

If I could be anywhere right now, where would I be?: Right where I’m at now—my room! Except, it’d be cleaner…so much cleaner….

I tag these fantabulous dears: @dadharbour, @forfutureglory@eggo-my-leggo, @eggo-loving-eleven, @baileytsample, @promiseleven ❤️

“Was it opened?”
           “Just a smidge…”