THE SEVEN FACES OF JANE – Review by Rachel West

In The Seven Faces of Jane, eight directors and eleven screenwriters tell a story about the titular Jane (Gillian Jacobs) as she goes about the course of her week after dropping her young daughter off at camp. The catch is that each of the filmmakers has imagined an entirely different day – and different Jane – to tell their story, not knowing what events come before or after their chapter. Though an innovative and interesting approach, the results are a confusing mishmash that doesn’t quite work to tell a coherent story.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Gia Coppola’s Sophomore Directorial Project is MAINSTREAM – Brandy McDonnell reports

Filmmaker Gia Coppola will follow her acclaimed directorial debut, the 2013 drama Palo Alto, with Mainstream, a drama which she is slated to direct and co-write (with Tom Stuart). Mainstream, expected to begin filming by the end of the year, will star Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff and Coppola’s cousin Jason Schwartzman.

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