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Cannes #3 – IFCtv.com – “Marie Antoinette”: Let them eat fluff.

Yesterday I emailed my third Cannes post for IFCtv.com from Madrid during a layover and my ever patient editor Alison Willmore posted it quickly and even came up with a snappy title that I forgot to add!
As always, some pix now and after the break!
(L to R): indieWIRE’s Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks with Bart Mueller, costume designer (with Kurt Swanson) of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus at the Shortbus party in Cannes.

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DVD Review – “Saved!”

Written by Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban
Directed by Brian Dannelly
Saved! is a sharp, funny and ultimately very insightful film that gets a particular aspect of the fundamentalist Christian segment of the US in its sights and fires away with both barrels, leaping up and down on the carcass with high-heeled boots for good measure. A fresh and original look at teen genre comedies, Saved! looks at what life might be like in a fundamentalist Christian high school through the uber-satirical mind of Dannelly and Urban. To wit, the first line of the film is: “I’ve been born again my whole life.”
The cast is universally fantastic, with both Jena Malone as Mary and Mandy Moore as best friend Hilary Faye shining as students at American Eagle Christian High School. This friendship is put to the test when over summer break Mary’s misstep causes her to undergo some, uh, changes, putting her gradually at odds with the strict, unfeeling dogma pouring from Hilary Faye’s mouth.
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