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Megyn Kelly Plays “Hanoi Jane” Card In Feud With Jane Fonda Over Plastic Surgery Question

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Jane Fonda “has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” Megyn Kelly said Monday, playing the “Hanoi Jane” card as she addressed Fonda’s reax to being asked about plastic surgery while promoting her Netflix movie. Fonda, Kelly said on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, “appears to be fixated on an exchange I had with her months ago on this show.” Kelly first insisted her “general philosophy” is to say nothing when other people talk about her.  But, with Fonda… Read

‘Akicita’s Native Warriors Stood Up To “Genocide,” Violent Police Militarization At Standing Rock — Sundance Studio

The first feature from award-winning native activist and filmmaker Cody LucichAkicita: The Battle of Standing Rock is a powerful and harrowing watch, telling the story of the Standing Rock occupation from the perspective of the “Native warriors” involved, while thrusting the viewer into the action. The largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee—back in 1890—Standing Rock unfolded over the course of almost a year, as thousands of activists and… Read

TV News Fires Up For Noon Budget Vote On Day 3 Of Government Shutdown

TV news outlets revved up Monday morning for a noon vote on a deal to re-open the government in the early hours of Shutdown Day 3. Sunday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a noon Monday vote on a proposal moderates from both sides of the aisle seem to support; it would keep federal government up and running until February 8. McConnell said, on camera, it is his intention, if this temporary re-open passes, to move ahead with legislation to address… Read

Andrea Riseborough And ‘Nancy’ Director Christina Choe On Finding Truth In Fiction – Sundance Studio

Continuing her banner year at the Sundance Film Festival, with four films in the program, Andrea Riseborough made her second trip to Deadline’s Sundance Studio with her producorial debut, Nancy. Bringing with her writer/director Christina Choe, Riseborough expounded on the power she felt in Choe’s script, about a young woman (played by Riseborough) with a habit for spinning fantastical stories around her quiet life as a temp. When she sees a report on TV about parents… Read

‘Tyrel’ Director Sebastián Silva On The Film’s Alienation Premise – Sundance Studio

Director Sebastián Silva was on deck at Deadline’s Sundance Studio, along with stars Jason Mitchell and Christopher Abbott, to chat about his drama Tyrel, which follows Tyler, who joins friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend with several people he doesn't know. As soon as they get there, it's clear that (1) he's the only black guy, and (2) it's going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can't help but feel uneasy in… Read

‘RBG’: How Betsy West & Julie Cohen Gained Access Into The Life Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Sundance Studio

RBG documentarians Betsy West and Julie Cohen had both interviewed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the past, but it was when Ginsberg’s name was gaining steam in popular culture that the idea of doing a documentary was born. “We said ‘hey, someone should do a documentary on Justice Ginsberg and it should be us,'” said West, who stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio along with Cohen. The two met apprehension when they initially approached Ginsberg about the project. “Her… Read

‘Dead Pigs’ Director Cathy Yan On How Filmmaking & Reporting Are Similar – Sundance Studio

First-time feature director Cathy Yan is on hand at the Sundance Film Festival with her project, Dead Pigs. The pic is set in modern China, between Shanghai and the provincial town of Jiaxing, and centers on five eccentric people and how their stories intersect over the course of a few weeks as dead pigs float towards Shanghai and ultimately converge in a dramatic showdown between human and machine. “I had been thinking about making a film back in China… I just felt that… Read

Bridey Elliott’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘Clara’s Ghost’ Was A True Family Affair — Sundance Studio

Coming to Sundance two years ago with her first short film, Affections, writer/director Bridey Elliott graduates this year in her return to the festival with Clara’s Ghost, her feature directorial debut. The supernaturally-tinged drama follows actor Ted Reynolds (Chris Elliott) and his homemaker wife Clara (Paula Neidert Elliott) who welcome their twenty-something daughters (Abby and Bridy Elliott)—a pair of former child stars—back to their Connecticut home. There… Read

‘Yardie’ Director Idris Elba On Amplifying The Film Adaptation – Sundance Studio

Before world premiering his film at the Sundance Film Festival, Yardie helmer Idris Elba stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio, along with the film’s stars Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Cleary, to talk on why this film adaption felt natural to tackle as his directorial feature. Elba, who was introduced to the 1992 novel of the same name as a teenager, said “when the opportunity came, I read the script and realized that everything that was in… Read

Jim Hosking Takes On The Romantic Comedy Through ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’ — Sundance Studio

Premiering at Sundance two years ago, Jim Hosking’s feature debut The Greasy Strangler was a midnight smash, presenting a very clear idea of Hosking’s vision and taste as an artist. The eccentricities and unique shock value on display in that film might foster certain notions or expectations of the filmmaker. Certainly, for those familiar with Hosking’s work, the notion of the filmmaker taking on a romantic comedy would seem highly improbable But Hosking isn’t one to… Read

‘Monster’: Watch Deadline’s Sundance Series Panel Livestream

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Deadline's Sundance Series filmmaker panels wrap today with Monster, the debut feature film of top music video helmer Anthony Mandler. It comes ahead of the drama’s world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival, where it bows tomorrow at the Eccles. Mandler will join Deadline's Dominic Patten at the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge on Main Street to discuss the film, bringing along castmembers Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright… Read

Burning Out On Stand-Up, Bo Burnham Turns To New Form Of Expression With ‘Eighth Grade’ — Sundance Studio

Doing stand-up for ten years and establishing himself as a singular, memorable comedic voice, Bo Burnham, at some point along the way, burned out on himself as a subject of exploration, and the art of stand-up in general. “I was so violently tired of my own face, and my own voice, and my own head,” Burnham explains. But when one door closes, another opens—and in the medium of film, the comedian has found a new creative outlet that allows him to express himself in a… Read