“Mostly I think Tim really loves and cares about his friend Devin,” she continued. “And it seems like some women in film journalism do too. I get it. I totally get loving your friend and feeling at a loss that he is freaking out so much that his ‘career is ruined.’ BUT HERE’S THE THING: HE HURTS PEOPLE. And when you put me, and everyone else, in the position to have to care more about devin’s wellbeing than our own or the people he’s hurt, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ATMOSPHERE THAT RESULTS IN WOMEN NOT COMING FORWARD ABOUT THESE THINGS. And you can lecture me all you want about compassion or second chances and i will point you to my threads from yesterday. I want to trust what Tim has said to me which is that he is going to start thinking about his community as a whole. I am willing to make that leap but i am also PRETTY PISSED OFF about being lied to. And again: I do believe in second chances, and recuperation, and nobody is a lost … [Read more...] about How a Sexual-Assault Accusation Against a ‘Feminist’ Film Blogger Shook Up the Indie Film World
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Appropriately, the theme of this year's National Book Festival is "American Ingenuity," a quality that will be required to effectively reimagine the event in a new virtual format. A statement from the library notes that the move online will "serve a global audience and demonstrate how authors and their stories help to connect and illuminate the world." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year
“Before leaving the room, Weinstein made Plaintiff give him her driver’s license and told her that if she ever told anyone about what had just happened, he would not only make sure she never got to act in any films, but also have his associates track her down and physically harm her and her family,” the lawsuit states. “She was thus afraid to come forward until now.” … [Read more...] about Four More Women Accuse Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Abuse. One Was 17 Years Old.
A nearly naked Weinstein greeted her at the door and despite her rebuffs he forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her, the lawsuit says. Weinstein took her driver's license before he let her leave the room, threatening to ruin her career and physically harm her and her family, according to the lawsuit. … [Read more...] about A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old in the 1990s
The documentary "Screened Out" examines the modern problem of screen addiction. According to the Los Angeles Times, the film suffers from director Jon Hyatt's focus on his own family: "The eternal struggle for docs that rely on personal stories to humanize the problem is to balance human-interest storytelling with persuasive fact." That issue, the Times writes, is exacerbated by "the filmmaker's insertion of himself into his documentary - it's a bit uncomfortable watching him use his young kids as examples, and to see so many shots of him walking down the street and looking at his phone." Unrated. Available on demand via various streaming platforms. 71 minutes. … [Read more...] about New movies to stream this week: ‘Vast of Night,’ ‘Lucky Grandma’ and more