Story | Dec 4, 2013 | 1:00 PM
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Story | Jan 19, 2014 | 12:30 AMIt would probably be horribly reductive to describe Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" as a lesbian Persian-American "Girls" knockoff, but it wouldn't be entirely inaccurate, either. A debut feature from the writer-director-star, this tart, sexually frank portrait of a disintegrating relationship -- and its long, bitter aftermath -- packs plenty of punch in its best scenes, but it also frequently tests audience patience with its relentless deadpan affectlessness and insistence on leaving no Brooklyn cliche unmined. Pic should be a natural for future festival play all the same, and its auteur ought to be well worth watching once she starts to find her own voice.
Story | Dec 4, 2013 | 2:30 PM
In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an...
Story | Apr 14, 2014 | 8:30 AM
New plays by Tanya Barfield and Halley Feiffer are among the six works on tap for this year's National Playwrights Conference, the annual new-play development program at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale,"...
Story | May 28, 2014 | 2:30 PM
New plays by Pulitzer and Tony winner Doug Wright ("I Am My Own Wife," "Grey Gardens") and Broadway alum Rajiv Joseph ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") are among the works set to world premiere next season at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company....