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3 Faces: Women Pay the Price for Dissent

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman 3 Faces, the latest film by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, begins on a disturbing note, with a lengthy closeup, shot with a cell phone, of a distraught teenage girl Mariziyeh (Marizyeh Rezaei) pleading for help and... Continue Reading →

Pop Rockers Mainland Escape To The Big City in ‘Hometown’

An excerpt from the BILLBOARD interview... "I wanted to channel that feeling of escaping to a big city like New York or Los Angeles and breaking free from the surroundings that haunt your teenage life, a lot of the friends... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF17 The ABCs Review

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move What happens when the fantasy gets too real? The ABCs follows one girl, Dakota, on her quest for achievable perfection and fantasy fulfilled in a Snapchat world that tells her that all of... Continue Reading →

Independent Shakespeare Rocks Romeo and Juliet at Griffith Park

by Tracey Paleo Gia On The Move @IndyShakes returns to Griffith Park this Summer with Shakespeare’s most famous play about teenage folly as it’s season opener. The emotional knee-jerk characteristics of tween/teens are thoroughly captured in this production by a... Continue Reading →

Film to Watch: ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’

The Diary of a Teenage Girl  In theaters August 7, 2015! Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's... Continue Reading →

Fringe Up HFF14: ‘Riot Grrl Saves The World’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "It's the end of the world as they know it..." Capturing the zeitgeist of today's girl empowerment movement, Riot Grrrl Saves The World, is as exuberant as it is insightful. A world premiere play... Continue Reading →

Fringe Up HFF14: ‘Friends Like These’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Jealousy, rage, cynicism, peer pressure, violence…is it hard to believe, that these are the words that describe teenage existence today? Mmmmm, maybe not.  These nouns have always been in place. It's the behaviors... Continue Reading →

Holding The Man at the Matrix Theatre Los Angeles

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move This past Saturday evening saw the Los Angeles opening of Holding the Man a stage adaptation by Tommy Murphy of the memoirs of deceased author and activist Timothy Conigrave, at the Matrix Theatre, Hollywood. Directed... Continue Reading →

#HFF13: O, Fallen One at The Hollywood Fringe Festival

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move . Another interpretation, not the first, and I daresay not the last, of the descent of Shakespeare's Ophelia into madness and death. O Fallen One, attempted to put its unique stamp on the... Continue Reading →

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