Apple TV+ Reveals New Trailer for ‘Fancy Dance’ Starring Lily Gladstone – Film News in Brief

Apple TV+ Reveals New Trailer for ‘Fancy Dance’ Starring Lily Gladstone – Film News in Brief

Apple TV+ released a new trailer for its drama “Fancy Dance” starring Lily Gladstone and Isabel Deroy-Olson.

The film follows Jax (Gladstone), who has cared for her niece Rokie (Deroy-Olson) since her sister’s disappearance by scraping by on the Seneca-Cayuga reservation in Oklahoma. Every spare minute goes into finding her missing sister while also helping Roki prepare for an upcoming powwow. When she risks losing custody of Roki, the two hit the road and scour backcountry to track down Roki’s mother in time for the powwow.

“Fancy Dance,” a Confluential Films and Significant Productions/AUM Group production, is produced by Deidre Backs, Erica Tremblay, Heather Rae, Nina Yang Bongiovi and Tommy Oliver. Bird Runningwater, Lily Gladstone, Forest Whitaker and Charlotte Koh serve as executive producers.

Watch the trailer below.

Amazon Prime Video Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month With Releasing AAPI-led Content

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Amazon Prime Video is releasing content to diversify and celebrate the Asian & Pacific Islander communities.

The selected material will include AAPI-led Amazon originals & exclusives, and added titles included with Prime. As well as content available to rent or buy, and films and TV series accessible with add-on subscriptions or for free with ads on Amazon Freevee. “Aquaman,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Past Lives” and “Invincible” are all titles available for streaming this month.

Three seasons of “Heritage Heroes,” by the Asian American Foundation are also available. The series consists of short films AAPI creators and highlights activists, and community leaders for the impact they’ve made in culture. The featured talent in “Heritage Heroes” includes Daniel Dae Kim, Simu Liu, Liza Koshy, Auli’i Cravalho, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ming-Na Wen, Jeannie Mai, Lisa Ling, Lea Salonga, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim and more.

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces Winners

The Lower East Side Film Festival winners have been announced, with Caroline Lindy’s “Your Monster,” starring Melissa Barrera and Meghann Fahy, taking home the Best of Fest award.

“Love and Work” received Best Feature Film, “Another Day: A Beautiful Chaos” was named Best Animated Short, “We Ride For Her” won Best Documentary Short, “Baggage” won for Best Live Action Short and “Sleeping Alone” received the LESFF Audience Award.

Written and directed by Dan Perlman, “Practice Space” was awarded the LESFF Neighborhood Award, a specialty award for one film each year that captures the spirit of the Lower East Side neighborhood, New York City and the spirit of the festival. The film stars Alex Chavez and Yan Bo Lin.

Post A-Bomb Thriller ‘Time of the Heathen’ (1961) // 4K Restoration by UCLA Opens May

Arbelos is set to release UCLA’s 4K restoration version of “Time of the Heathen” this month. It will open at Film at Lincoln Center in New York, N.Y. on May 10 and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles on May 12.

Directed by Peter Kass with visuals by cinematographer Ed Emshwiller, the film follows the aftermath of the atomic bomb and shifting politics during the 1960s. It stars John Heffernan.

The logline reads, “Emerging from the void, mysterious drifter Gaunt (Heffernan) wanders the upstate countryside in a daze with only his bible for company. But after happening upon the murder of a local female housekeeper at the hands of a rural deviant, Gaunt soon finds himself framed for the attack. Forced to flee deeper into the woods with the only witness to the crime—the woman’s young deaf mute son Jesse—the pair forge a complex bond that culminates in one of cinema’s most memorable, psychedelic, and unclassifiable endings.”

Watch the trailer here.

The Blackhouse Foundation and Netflix Partner on the Netflix Nonfiction Producing Fellowship 

The Blackhouse Foundation and Netflix are teaming up on the Netflix Nonfiction Producing Fellowship, which is a year-long program for rising producers from underrepresented backgrounds.

The fellowship awards five people the opportunity to work on a production under the Netflix Nonfiction Film and Series teams. The categories include documentary, sports and unscripted. There will be masterclasses, meetings, mentorship, hands-on training and individual coaching from award-winning creative executives.

“We’re excited to partner with The Blackhouse Foundation on a program dedicated to elevating and advancing new voices in the industry. Now in our third year, the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity invests in organizations and crafts programs that broaden the diversity of storytelling within entertainment,” Tiffany Burrell, director of creative talent development at Netflix. 

The Netflix Nonfiction teams are behind films and series including “Our Living World,” “American Symphony” and “Stamped from the Beginning.”

Applications open here on May 8.

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