Lucas Jade Zumman, Taylor Russell, Lisa Edelstein & Jason Isaacs Topline 'Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets' Movie

Lucas Jade Zumman, Taylor Russell, Lisa Edelstein & Jason Isaacs Topline 'Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets' Movie

Lucas Jade Zumann (20th Century Women, Netflix’s Anne With An ‘E’), Taylor Russell (Netflix’s Lost in Space), Lisa Edelstein (Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Netflix’s The Kominsky Method), and Jason Isaacs (Harry PotterBlack Hawk Down) will star in the indie film Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets, written and directed by Yaniv Raz.

Laura Dern sexual abuse drama The Tale gets HBO premiere date

Laura Dern sexual abuse drama The Tale gets HBO premiere date

The Tale will be told this summer.

HBO announced Monday the Laura Dern-starring Sundance breakout - which it acquired out of the Park City, Utah festival for a reported $7 million in January - will premiere Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET on the subscription network. It also debuted a short trailer for the project teasing roughly 15 seconds of footage.

Sundance: Laura Dern Drama 'The Tale' Nabbed By HBO Films

Sundance: Laura Dern Drama 'The Tale' Nabbed By HBO Films

A source pegged the deal at $7 million, which makes the film one of the biggest price tags of the festival (only Neon/AGBO's Assassination Nation eclipsed that at just north of $10 million). It was an interesting move for HBO, which almost never picks up a finished narrative feature, opting for homegrown fare instead (HBO does acquire finished documentaries).

'The Tale' A Visionary Portrait Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Is 2018s First Great Movie

'The Tale' A Visionary Portrait Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Is 2018s First Great Movie

“The Tale,” a provocative Laura Dern movie about sexual power dynamics, premiered to a standing ovation. Three days into the festival, it’s by far the standout jewel ― an absorbing, articulate capsule that underscores the dynamics unfolding in the days of #MeToo....

19 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See At Sundance: -The Tale

19 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See At Sundance: -The Tale

..At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the figures are very different. For the 2018 edition of the festival, 37 percent of the 122 feature films premiering are directed by women...

“The Tale”

TOP 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #79. Jennifer Fox's The Tale

TOP 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #79. Jennifer Fox's The Tale

The Tale

After decades of documenting powerful women and their stories, docu filmmaker made the jump into narrative for her first time in May of 2016.  An investigative thriller with a name cast, there is a lot of look forward to with The Tale.

 

WeatherVane Productions' "The Tale" set to premiere at Sundance 2018

WeatherVane Productions' "The Tale" set to premiere at Sundance 2018

The Tale (Director and screenwriter: Jennifer Fox, Producers: Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Laura Rister, Mynette Louie, Sol Bondy, Simone Pero) — An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive; based on the filmmaker’s own story. Cast: Laura Dern, Isabel Nelisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common.

WeatherVane's Ashley Judd's Fact-Based Human Trafficking Film Sets United Nations Premiere

WeatherVane's Ashley Judd's Fact-Based Human Trafficking Film Sets United Nations Premiere

Inspired by real characters from the award-winning book “Sex Trafficking” by Harvard professor Siddharth Kara, Will Wallace’s “Trafficked” follows a trio of intertwining stories about young women forced into the world of human, organ, drug, and gun trafficking. The film focuses on three girls — from America, Nigeria, and India — who, though horrific experiences in the trafficking world, end up as sex slaves in a Texas brothel.