FilmRise has acquired exclusive North American distribution rights to coming-of-age drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
FilmRise plans a summer release for “Miseducation of Cameron Post,” which also stars John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, and Jennifer Ehle. The movie premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize.
Based on Emily M. Danforth’s 2012 novel, “Miseducation of Cameron Post” follows Moretz’s character as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. The organization, run by a brother and sister played by Gallagher and Ehle, is supposed to help members repent for “same sex attraction.” Cameron forms an unlikely family with an amputee stoner, Jane (Lane), and her friend (Goodluck) in order to survive.
“Cameron Post” is directed by Desiree Akhavan from a script she co-wrote with Cecilia Frugiuele. The producers are Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside, Cecilia Frugiuele of Parkville Pictures, and Jonathan Montepare. The executive producers are Akhavan and Parkville’s Olivier Kaempfer. Beachside financed the film.
“With ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post,’ Desiree has created a timely yet timeless, hilarious yet heart-wrenching story,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “We are proud to bring this powerful film from a rising director to wider audiences, in a time when the story is as profound and pertinent as ever.”
The filmmakers said in a statement, “In FilmRise, we have found a passionate supporter driven to bring this important story to a wide audience, and we’re excited to be collaborating and partnering with them on the release.”
The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise’s Faye Tsakas with UTA Independent Film Group and Endeavor Content. Akhavan is repped by UTA, United Agents, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. Gallagher Jr. is repped by UTA, Wetzel Entertainment Group, and Morris Yorn. Ehle is repped by UTA.
Our feature film lineup for the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival champions the discovery of emerging voices and the celebration of new work from established filmmaking talent. This year, we’re closing the festival with the world premiere of The Fourth Estate, from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, which follows the New York Times’ coverage of the Trump administration’s first year. Our centerpiece gala is the world premiere of Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18th to the 29th.
The 2018 feature film program includes 96 films from 103 filmmakers. Of the 96 films, 46% of them are directed by women, the highest percentage in our festival’s history. The lineup includes 74 world premieres, 6 international premieres, 9 North American premieres, 3 U.S. premieres, and 4 New York premieres from 27 countries. This year’s program includes 46 first time filmmakers, with 18 directors returning to the festival with their latest feature film projects. Tribeca’s 2018 slate was programmed from more than 8,789 total submissions.
“We are proud to present a lineup that celebrates American diversity and welcomes new international voices in a time of cultural and social activism,” said Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President of Tribeca Enterprises. “Our films succeed in being both entertaining and illuminating which is what you desire from great storytellers.”
“In a year that has reminded us more often of our divisions than our connections, this Festival’s program embraces film’s unique power to overcome differences — that connecting with stories not our own is the road into our deeply programmed human capacity for empathy and understanding,” said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s Director of Programming. “We hope that in representing a wealth of undiscovered stories and unique perspectives- including those of a record number of female directors — these 96 films offer a collective journey towards narrower divides and smaller obstacles.”
“For our program this year, we have curated a selection of filmmakers whose distinct voices illuminate the world around us. Audiences can choose their cinematic journeys to faraway places or closer to home, to discover unique stories told with audacity and emotion and to get to know heroic, flawed, and lovable characters,” said Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer. “Our international Competition showcases bold, risky and stylish film voices. These new perspectives, with diversity of tone and approach, may inspire people to expand their opinions and offer some exciting visions of our world today.”
Fifty-one narratives and 45 documentaries will debut over the course of the 12-day festival. Our competition section features 12 documentaries, 10 U.S. narratives and 10 international narratives; 14 Spotlight Narratives, 15 Spotlight Documentaries; five Midnight, 16 Viewpoints selections; and 11 Special Screenings.
The films in competition will compete for cash prizes totaling $165,000, as well as artwork from the Artists Awards program, offering work from acclaimed contemporary artists in select categories. One of the first awards to honor excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director, the 6th annual Nora Ephron Award, presented by CHANEL, will award a $25,000 prize to a woman who embodies the spirit and boldness of the late filmmaker.
Twelve years ago, Tribeca introduced the first film festival for independent sports and competition films. This year’s Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun, includes five documentaries and one narrative feature film, as well as a shorts program and more to be announced.
In addition to Cusumano and Boyer, the programming team includes Liza Domnitz, Loren Hammonds, Ian Hollander, Tammie Rosen, and associate programmers Brian Gordon, Dan Hunt, Jule Rozite, Mara Webster, and Shayna Weingast.
Ticket packages are on sale now. Single tickets for events at the Beacon Theatre will go on sale on Tuesday, March 20th, and single tickets for all other events will go on sale Tuesday, March 27th.
The Tribeca Immersive lineup will be announced tomorrow, March 8th, and short films on Tuesday, March 13th. The Tribeca Talks, Tribeca TV, and N.O.W. (New Online Work) lineups will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The 2018 film selections are as follows:
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan, written by Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele. Produced by Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtlelaub, Cecilia Frugiuele, Jonathan Montepare. (USA) – New York Premiere. After Cameron is caught making out with another girl on prom night, her conservative guardians send her to gay conversion therapy. There, she forges an unlikely community with her fellow teens in this Sundance-winning coming of age story. With Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle.
– Source/Full List
I’ve added a bunch of photos of Sasha from the 2018 Oscars Vanity Fair After Party. She looked so beautiful at the party!
Meet Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Class of 2018
Sasha Lane knows she packs a mean punch.
The 22-year-old is set to appear in the reboot of the comic superhero film Hellboy as Alice Monaghan, an Irish woman who develops magical powers after being kidnapped by fairies as a baby. With its gaggle of characters with super-abilities, filming required extensive stunt work, which was a steep learning curve for Sasha. But she came out of it more of a badass than ever, especially after some “tough love” from the stunt coordinators.
“If I got something wrong or if I didn’t do it correctly, they were like, ‘What are you doing? Come on, you know you can do this,’” Sasha tells Teen Vogue on the set of the Young Hollywood shoot with a sly grin. “They’re like, ‘Hit me harder,’ and I’m like, ‘All right.’”
“I’d get scared that I was gonna, like, knock them out — because, you know, I have a mean punch,” Sasha added. “But it worked out. Everyone’s safe.”
Sasha reveals that while she has long been a passive fan of the movie — which is based on the beloved comic by artist Mike Mignola — she has been humbled by Hellboy’s cult-like following.
“I’ve always dug Hellboy, but I’ve never really gotten into the comics,” she says. “People have come up to me saying, ‘I’ve been reading it since I was 10 years old,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, whoa, that’s sick.’”
Fans may see a brawl or two featuring Sasha in the action flick, but another one of her buzzed-about projects tackles an evil rooted in reality. In The Miseducation of Cameron Post, she plays “Jane Fonda,” a teen whose “born again” father sends her away to gay conversion camp. Winner of the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the LGBTQ film has been lauded for its sensitive, understated portrayal of adolescent self-doubt and discovery.
“The story meant a lot to me,” says Sasha, who came out as bisexual in 2015. “To get really good feedback from it was nice because you want to do a story like that justice.”
For the film, the award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Desirée Akhavan did her research: She spoke at length with survivors of conversion therapy — which seeks to change a patient’s sexual orientation and has been denounced by major medical groups, like the American Psychiatric Association — in advance of shooting, and had survivors on set to ensure authentic and sensitive portrayals of the experience. In preparation for the role, Sasha also read an autobiographical account from someone who survived conversion therapy.
The film has garnered attention for the wealth of female talent behind the scenes and the diversity of its cast. Besides having Akhavan at the helm, Miseducation features Sasha, who is black and Māori, and Native American actor Forrest Goodluck alongside Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays the titular character, Cameron Post.
“I was very happy to be working with a bunch of women — we had women directors, a female cinematographer, writers,” says Sasha, who made her film debut in American Honey (2016). “It offers a different insight and a different type of feel. The more of it we can get out there, the better.”
Having plenty of women behind the camera was crucial for Sasha, proving that there are spots for them in all aspects of film and beyond. She explains, “I think it’s good for women to know that they can do whatever they want. That they can do any profession.”
The film comes on the heels of movements like Time’s Up, which brought to light long-standing inequalities women face in Hollywood and pretty much all industries, and the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite campaign, which calls for diversity in casting and recognition of the contributions of people of color to the world of entertainment.
And Sasha gets why these initiatives are so pivotal.
“People want to be represented; people want to be seen,” Sasha says. “You want to see yourself on screen so you have something to relate to. You can feel comfortable.”
Fearless when it comes to her own stunts and calling for action, it only makes sense that she brings that same bravery to getting inked up. She got a tattoo of a bee on her foot from a 13-year-old: “His mom actually owned the shop and just was like, ‘My son will do a tattoo for you, 20 bucks, anything you want,’” Sasha says. “I looked over and he was doing some chick’s back piece and I said, ‘F*ck it, OK.’ I told him to tattoo a bumblebee on my foot, and he did.”
To those scared of getting stung, a bee is a peculiar choice. But not for Sasha.
“I always have this thing with bees,” Sasha said. “Anytime I feel like I need to know that things are going to be all right, a bee always lands on my face or on my hand or just really close to me and chills there for a couple seconds and leaves. It’s like my little sign that things will be all right.”
Sasha is featured in the new issue of BLVD magazine. Check out the digital scans in the gallery. This is probably my favorite spread of hers. Enjoy!
Sasha was in attendance at ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Premiere yesterday. She looked lovely. I’ve added photos to the gallery as well as additional photos from her recent events and some additional photo session outtakes. Big thanks to my friends Mouza and Elle for some of the photos.
Sasha attended Milan Fashion Week (Fendi) a couple of days ago with Chloe. She looked really cool. I’ve added a few photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
Sasha attended London Fashion Week (Malone Souliers) yesterday. She definitely stood out. hehe. I dug it. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Enjoy.