WEEK IN WOMEN: Sophie Barthes’ POD GENERATION set for Theatrical Release – Brandy McDonnell reports

Marking their sixth collaboration, Roadside Attractions and Vertical have acquired North American rights to Sophie Barthes’ futuristic fable The Pod Generation, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Barthes’ third feature film is set in the near future world where AI is all the rage and technology has trumped nature in nearly every aspect of life,

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SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS – Review by T. J. Callahan

Somewhere in Queens is helicopter parenting gone wild. But it’s also about a man who feels unseen and is trying to hang on to the one thing that made him standout, even if it is for selfish reasons. It’s about a mom who is facing her own mortality and doesn’t want to lose time with her loved ones. And it’s about a boy trying to become a man. Ray Romano, directing his first feasture, goes for the heart more than the laugh. His characters grow and learn from each other. He writes from what he knows…a close knit, loud Italian family.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Krystin Ver Linden’s ALICE sells pre-Sundance – Brandy McDonnell reports

Ahead of its upcoming world premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival 2022, Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have snapped up U.S. rights to the dramatic thriller Alice, written and directed by Krystin Ver Linden. The highly anticipated film marks the feature debut of Ver Linden, who was recently named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” for 2022.

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