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Be sure to check the following FANDOR July 2014 highlighted featured films below with film synopsis press specs given for each film:
- July 4 FANDOR exclusively premiered MY AMERICA (2014) director Hal Hartley. As the story goes: "Who are you, America?" To mark its fiftieth anniversary, the prestigious New England theater Center Stage asked fifty celebrated writers to create monologues answering that question and then entrusted independent icon Hal Hartley to film the results. This feature version draws on twenty of those wildly incongruent explorations. Their voices include a beauty pageant contestant who’ll never win a prize for brains; a U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan; a man talking about his crack-addicted sister, and another whose selling of "ten dollars of pot" led to a life in prison; a minister whose views on gays differ from his congregation; a crusty dowager worried about her coddled descendants; and a 1960s-bred free spirit still flying the freak flag decades later. There is room for an absurdist historical lesson as well as an entirely sung baseball anecdote.
- July 11 enjoy FANDOR SVOD premiere for STARLET (2014) director Sean Baker. As the story goes: STARLET explores the unlikely friendship between twenty-one year old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie's past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.
- July 15 enjoy FANDOR SVOD exclusive premiere for A YOUNG COUPLE (2009) director Barry Jenkins. As the story goes: John and Jenn are young, in love and living together. But this is no dreamy tale of magical romance from Medicine for Melancholy director Barry Jenkins, who trains his camera on his friends to learn what it actually takes to share a life. As he explores the shared space of their tiny San Francisco apartment and observes their rhythms, they answer his gentle questions with a searching genuineness that communicates volumes about commitment.
- July 25 enjoy FANDOR SVOD premiere for BLACK SUN (2005) director Gary Tarn. As the story goes: After French artist Hugues de Montalembert was blinded by robbers who threw paint thinner in his face, he learned to take in the world with his other senses. He narrates his journey from darkness in this portrait by musician-turned-filmmaker Gary Tarn, who finds a cinematic equivalent to the sensations of light and color that de Montalembert "sees" behind his eyes. There's no room for self-pity in this unique tale of triumph over adversity.
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