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Maggie Gyllenhaal on Why a Woman Director Doesn’t Automatically Make a Story More Feminine

Having a female director doesn’t automatically make a story more feminine, says “The Kindergarten Teacher” star Maggie Gyllenhaal, but when it comes to her film with director Sara Colangelo, she says the female narrative is fully encapsulated.“Just because something is written or directed by a woman doesn’t necessarily make it a feminine articulation,” she says […]

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‘Beautiful Boy’ Has Best-Ever Opening for Amazon Distribution, While Netflix Tests the Waters

“Beautiful Boy” did well in its initial four theaters. A heavy drug-addiction drama based on a pair of father-son memoirs is a breakout for Amazon, which has been trying to gain traction as a film distributor. Three significant Netflix films also made limited theatrical debuts this weekend: “22 July,” “The Kindergarten Teacher,” and “Apostle.” Grosses […]

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Alan Alda Tapped for Hamptons Film Festival Honor

Alan Alda will be awarded the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award.The festival established the award in 2017, honoring Cavett himself. The Hiff, now in its 26th year, opens Oct. 4 with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” and closes Oct. 8.“Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his […]

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Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Kindergarten Teacher’ Sells to Netflix

In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” and production starts on Mads Mikkelsen’s “Polar” and the horror film “irl.”AcquisitionNetflix has bought North America rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” a month after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.Sara Colangelo won Sundance’s directing award in the dramatic […]

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‘The Kindergarten Teacher’: Netflix Snags Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Award-Winning Sundance Drama

Another Sundance movie has found a home. Netflix has scooped up the rights to writer/director Sara Colangelo‘s The Kindergarten Teacher in the U.S. and Canada, and they’ll make the film available for subscribers to stream sometime this year. Maggie Gyllenhaal produced the movie and stars as a teacher who becomes dangerously obsessed with nurturing the […]

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‘Kindergarten Teacher’ to Netflix for Us/Canada

Sundance award winner with Maggie Gyllenhaal gets all-rights deal with streaming service.Netflix has acquired all rights for the Us and Canada to Sundance award-winning drama The Kindergarten Teacher.The streaming service aims to release the film, which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, later this year.Writer-director Sara Colangelo won the Directing Award: Us Dramatic at the recent Sundance festival […]

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