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Georgia Oakley’s Venice Winner “Blue Jean” Acquired by Magnolia Footage

“Blue Jean” has secured North American distribution on the heels of its world premiere at Venice Movie Pageant, the place it landed the Giornate degli Autori Folks’s Selection Award. In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, Magnolia Footage snagged rights to the drama a couple of closeted fitness center instructor, with plans to launch it subsequent yr.

Set within the North of England in 1988, “Blue Jean” tells the story of Jean (Rosy McEwen, “Vesper”) a lesbian who’s “compelled to guide a double life because of a brand new regulation known as Part 28, which was introduced in by Margaret Thatcher’s authorities and mentioned it was unlawful to ‘promote’ homosexuality in faculties and native authorities,” writer-director Georgia Oakley advised us. She mentioned that the movie “interrogates one lady’s life and selections within the lead as much as the regulation being introduced in” and “paperwork the domino impact institutionalized homophobia can have on each a part of your life.”

“Blue Jean” marks Oakley’s directorial debut.

“Witnessing the viewers reply to ‘Blue Jean’ in Venice was such a particular second for our crew,” the filmmaker mentioned. “We couldn’t be extra excited to affix Magnolia Footage’ roster of latest voices and work collectively to convey the movie to North American audiences.”

“All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed” claimed Venice’s high prize, the Golden Lion, this yr. Laura Poitras’ doc facilities on artist Nan Goldin and her try to carry the Sackler household accountable for his or her function within the opioid epidemic.

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