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SXSW 2021: Carolyn Talks 'Violation' with Writers and directors Madeliene Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli

Ahead of it’s release at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival I had the opportunity to speak with the writers, directors and producers of revenge thriller Violation, Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli for Carolyn Talks…, Since it’s premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, Violation has generated a lot of discussion surrounding it’s portrayal of rape and revenge, but there’s more to it than that.


During our discussion we spoke about the psychological damage and detachment lead character Miriam, played by Sims-Fewer experiences as a result of the violation carried out upon her by a close friend. Rarely do we get to see women be physically brutal in their quest for revenge against their perpetrators, and not only do we get to see that in this film, we see the toll it takes on Miriam mentally and emotionally. What happens is also compounded by a growing rift in her relationships with her sister Greta (Anna Maguire), and husband Caleb (Obi Abili)

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So Here's What Happened in April, 2021

Episode 27 of So Here’s What Happened LaNeysha and Carolynreturn from a brief hiatus to share their thoughts on films, books, and TV for the month of May. On this new episode the ladies dive into discussion and review of all the things they have watched and read. For this month that includesBlue Flag Volume 7, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Mortal Kombat.Book:Blue Flag Volume 7Blue Flag Volume 7 is a romantic drama manga written and drawn by mangaka KAITO. The English release is published by VIZ Media. The plot of Blue Flag follows a group of friends entering their last year of high school who are in an unpredicted love quadrangle. In Volume 7, rumors spread like wildfire after Toma’s shocking confession during the culture festival. Taichi is left feeling confused and uncertain. While other people in their circle of friends are soon affected as well. Meanwhile, Toma’s brother Seiya sits him down for a frank talk. All the thoughts and emotions everyone has kept hidden are finally coming to light, and relationships begin to change.TV: Falcon and the Winter SoldierAn American television miniseries created by Malcolm Spellman for the streaming service Disney+, featuring the Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier). Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , it shares continuity with the films of the franchise. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019)Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities and patience with one another. The series was produced by Marvel Studios, with Spellman serving as head writer and Kari Skogland directing.Film: Mortal Kombat (2021)Thismartial arts fantasy film based on the video game franchise of the same name and a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film seriesstars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Simon McQuoidin his feature directorial debut, from a screenplay written Greg Russo and Dave Callaham and a story by Russo and Oren Uziel. MMA fighter Cole Young finds himself and his family being hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero. Cole is able to find sanctuary at Lord Raiden's temple. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
4/23/2021

So Here's What Happened! with Jennifer Holness Director of Documentary 'Subjects of Desire'

So Here’s What Happened is a proud member of the But Why Tho? Podcast Community.On this episode of So Here’s What Happened! podcast LaNeysha and Carolyn get the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Holness the director ofSubjects of Desire.The documentarypremiered at the 2021SXSW Film Festival in the Documentary Feature Competition. The101-minute documentaryis directed by Jennifer Holness, narrated by Garvia Bailey, produced by Holness and Sudz Sutherland. The film’s screenwriter is Holness, the cinematographers are Iris Ng andRicardo Diaz, and the editor is Lawrence Jackman. The other interviewees include Miss Black America contestants, notable musical artists such as India Arie and Jully Black, college professors, media personalities, and more.Subjects of Desireis a feature documentary that examines North American beauty standards’ cultural shift towards embracing Black female aesthetics and features.From society’s new fixation on the ‘booty,’ fuller lips, the dramatic rise of spray-tanned skin, ethnic hairstyles, and athletic bodies, some argue that Black women are having a beauty moment.She was recently awarded the CMPA’s Indiescreen Established Producer of the year Award in recognition of her contribution to Canada’s film industry and her incredible career achievements.Jennifer has directed her first feature documentary,Subjects of Desire, about Black women and beauty.The will have it’s world premiere at SXSW and it will air on TVO and Crave in Canada.Jennifer’s social media accountsInstagram:@JenniferHolnessTwitter:@JustJenHolnessFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/jenniferjholness/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferholness/