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WATCH: Sexy, Haunting New 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Trailer Stars Shailene Woodley

Writer/director Gregg Araki sheds his new-wave queer cinema roots for this Shailene Woodley vehicle about a 17-year-old girl whose sexual awakening coincides with the disappearance of her mother, played by Eva Green.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 21, 2014 3:29 PM
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Stream These: 10 Essential LGBT Art Films, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan

With San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival and LA's Outfest mere weeks away, it's that time of the year when the festival circuit gets a little queerer. And so, for those cinephiles looking to celebrate LGBT Pride Month at home, here are ten queer cinema essentials you can stream now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 12, 2014 10:30 AM
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Gregg Araki's Controversial New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets a Distributor (TRAILER)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard," the controversial film out of Sundance in which star Shailene Woodley bares all.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 1:31 PM
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Sundance Review: 'White Bird in a Blizzard,' Starring Shailene Woodley, an Impressive if Flawed Suburban Tragedy

Gregg Araki can spin pop-colored, darkly funny suburban tragedies like few other directors working today, with 2004’s “Mysterious Skin” as the formidable example. Sundance premiere “White Bird in a Blizzard,” while not matching the overall emotional swell of “Mysterious Skin,” again finds Araki in top form.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2014 12:31 PM
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