PROSPECT – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

Smart, gritty-stylish indie sci-fi that is actually about ideas, and about building a future world that is authentic and lived-in. It has a really memorable teen-girl protagonist, too, who is badass but still a real kid. Upstart distributor Gunpowder & Sky is debuting its science-fiction label, Dust, with Prospect, and this is how you do it.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK, March 30: OUTSIDE IN

motw logo 1-35Lynn Shelton’s delicately rendered drama, centers on Chris (Jay Duplass,), released from 20 years in prison for a crime that wasn’t his fault. On parole due to the tireless advocacy of his former teacher, Carol (Edie Falco). he returns to a small Pacific Northwest town that doesn’t really have a place for him. Carol and her teenage daughter are his only support. Their complex relationships illuminate the power of human connection. Continue reading…

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