At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off
Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Soon, the principal is heard over the loudspeaker — an announcement that would signal not just the scuttling of prom and graduation ceremonies, but, potentially, Nicks’ film. Even in an independent film world predicated on a can-do spirit, the results — including “Homeroom,” “How It Ends” and “In the Same Breath” — are often striking for their resourcefulness. It turned out, much to our amazement, that our submissions were only slightly down," said Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, on Thursday. And Wang started working with 10 cinematographers in China to capture the yawning gap between party propaganda and reality.
Kevin Hart to debut SiriusXM podcast with Seinfeld as guest
FILE - Kevin Hart, a cast member, producer and co-writer of "Night School," poses at the premiere of the film Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series' inaugural guest. The satellite radio company announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the launch of Hart's "Inside Jokes with Kevin Hart." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Kevin Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series’ inaugural guest. The satellite radio company announced on Wednesday the launch of Hart’s “Inside Jokes with Kevin Hart” along with two other original programs.
Jenny Slate Says She Will No Longer Be Voicing a Biracial Character on Netflix's 'Big Mouth'
Jenny Slate is stepping away from Big Mouth. But 'Missy' is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people," she said. we sincerely apologize for and regret our original decision to cast a white actor to voice a biracial character." A production source told Variety that season 4 of Big Mouth has already wrapped, meaning Missy won't be voiced by a new actress until season 5. Hear more on how Hollywood is stepping up amid the Black Lives Matter movement in the video below.
The Changing State of Houston Given the Coronavirus Scare [UPDATED]
Fort Bend ISD, on Spring Break this week, is also cancelling school the next two weeks. At 12:40 p.m., however, the Houston Ballet announced it was postponing its mixed-rep program Forged in Houston until May. Starting today, South Texas College of Law has switched to virtual classes and will re-evaluate after spring break scheduled for March 16-20. Meanwhile Houston ISD, still with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 is holding class this week with Spring Break next on March 16-20. To help prevent the spread of the virus, Discovery Green has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, drinking fountains, dog pumps, handrails and the playground.houstonpress.com