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‘Adam’: Film Review | Sundance 2019

Boy meets girl and gets his perspective on gender and sexual identity expanded in first-time feature director Rhys Ernst's film of Ariel Schrag's satirical YA novel, 'Adam.'

Filmmaker James Schamus Slams “Predator” Harvey Weinstein and His “Factory of Abuse” (Exclusive)

The former head of Focus Features tells THR, "This is the story of one predator and his many victims; but it is also a story about an overwhelming systemic enabling."

Anthony Bourdain, Sarah Jessica Parker Among Produced By: New York Speakers

The Producers Guild of America's fourth annual New York conference will be held Oct. 28.

‘Casting JonBenet’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

Not your usual whodunnit investigative documentary, director Kitty Green's blend of fact and fiction explores the JonBenet Ramsey murder through the eyes of actors auditioning for a docudrama about…

‘Dayveon’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

Multihyphenate Amman Abbasi, a young filmmaker from Little Rock, Arkansas, crafts in 'Dayveon' a study of gang culture in an unusual rural setting, starring non-professional actors and found settings.

How Logan Lerman’s 1950s Wardrobe Came Together in ‘Indignation’

With help from costume designer Amy Roth, Lerman and Sarah Gadon transform into college students from a past decade.

Rapid Round: James Schamus on Directing ‘Indignation’, Hollywood’s “Gold Rush Mentality” in China (Q&A)

The former head of Focus Features goes behind the camera with a Philip Roth adaptation discussing anti-Semitism, slut-shaming and the looming shadow of war: "These kids are struggling with very…

‘Indignation,’ ‘Weiner,’ ‘Tallulah’ Among Sundance London Lineup

The fourth edition of the British offshoot of Robert Redford's Utah shindig is set to take place in June.

Stephen Colbert Q&A, James Schamus Film Highlight First Group of Montclair Fest Screenings (Exclusive)

Roger Ross Williams' 'Life, Animated,' is set to open the festival with Barbara Kopple's 'Miss Sharon Jones!' serving as the closing-night film.

Berlin: James Schamus Says This Election Season Echoes 1950s “Xenophobia” and “Slut-Shaming”

"A rise of xenophobia, a slut-shaming culture against women, a rise of insane military innovations overseas," reflected the 'Indignation' director. "I feel like Philip Roth was writing for now."

‘Junction 48’: Berlin Review

Young Palestinians use hip-hop to fight back against Israeli oppression in Berlinale veteran Udi Aloni's upbeat musical drama.

‘Indignation’: Sundance Review

Screenwriter, producer and industry executive James Schamus moves into directing with this fine adaptation of Philip Roth's novel about an independent-minded youth chafing against 1950s rigidity.