Les belle filles… Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the two French co-stars of Blue Is the Warmest Color, the controversial film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or featured in Miu Miu’s resort 2014 ad campaign. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Miuccia sure knows how to pick ’em…
Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.
Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!
Set in present day NYC, A Place Called Home is a deeply moving coming-of-age drama about Ally and the collateral damage she endures as she explores and struggles to accept her sexuality. Ally’s story is inspired by the over 600,000 currently homeless LGBT teens and millions of former homeless teens who are now part of the over 9 million LGBT adults in America alone.
Our film is historic for two reasons:
1) We are shining a very big spotlight on homeless LGBT youth by realistically showing what their lives are like - no holds barred;
2) A recent study shows that LGBT “characters are lacking” in Hollywood films. We aim to help change that by creating a film that is unique in its storytelling - brutal in its honesty, yet told with compassion.
With your help, we will be able to remain independent and tell our story without compromising production quality in any way. Every penny that we raise will aid in the production of our movie - casting, crew, equipment, wardrobe, production design, etc.
What We Do In The Shadows premiered during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight section and is Waititi and Clement’s second Festival film together. Both attended the Festival in 2007 with Eagle vs. Shark. Waititi workshopped Eagle vs. Shark during the 2005 Sundance Institute Directors Lab.