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Treat Williams Explores Politics in 'The Congressman,' 'Confirmation'

Politics has provided a backdrop to Treat Williams’ acting career dating back to his breakout role as anti-war hippie Berger in Hair. Now, Williams appears on-screen in this election year portraying members of the elected class—both historic and fictional—in a pair of films exploring divisive discourse in Washington, D.C. 1,436 more words

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'Men & Chicken,''Cameraperson,' 'Ma' Big Winners at Sarasota Film Festival

The Sarasota Film Festival announced winners in its major juried categories for 2016. Men & Chicken won the Narrative Feature Jury Prize, while Cameraperson won the Documentary Jury Prize. 325 more words

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Rebbie Ratner Studies Familiar Mental Health Topic in 'Borderline'

Borderline personality disorder isn’t just topic fodder for documentarian Rebbie Ratner. The filmmaker has been diagnosed with the condition herself. When she wanted to make her first feature, started while she was in film school, it seemed a natural move to explore an issue that impacted her whole life. 413 more words

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George Hamilton will not attend SFF Closing Night

George Hamilton has canceled an appearance at this year’s Sarasota Film Festival due to scheduling conflicts. Hamilton was expected to come to town in support of Closing Night film  63 more words

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John Fortson's 'Rated' Envisions Putting Stars Upon Thars

Want to see a Yelp! review of yourself? John Fortson’s new short, Rated, imagines a world where everybody wakes up one morning with a five-star rating hanging on them—literally. 203 more words

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