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‘Freedom’ Trailer: First Look at Jan Speckenbach’s Mysterious Feminist Drama — Watch

For his second feature film, German filmmaker Jan Speckenbach is tackling familiar material, with a twist. In Speckenbach’s first feature, “Reported Missing” (aka “Die Vermissten”), a father goes searching for his estranged — and now missing — daughter and is shocked by what he finds along the way.

In his “Freedom,” Speckenbach appears to be working through a similar idea, but told through a very different perspective.

Read More‘Good Manners’ Trailer: ‘Hard Labor’ Filmmakers Return With an Ambitious, Terrifying Fairy Tale — Watch

Starring “Pope Joan” and “The Baader Meinhof Complex” star Johanna Wokalek, “Freedom” centers on the seemingly average Nora, who simply walks away from her family in search of her own version of freedom. She leaves behind a shell-shocked husband and a pair of baffled children, moving to a random city and totally changing her identity in order to pursue an entirely new life.

As Nora digs into her
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Germany's One Two Films to co-produce Laura Dern-starrer 'The Tale'

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Berlin-based One Two Films is making its first foray into Stateside production as the co-producer on Jennifer Fox’s fiction feature debut The Tale, which begins shooting at locations in Louisiana today (Oct 20).

The $3.5m investigative thriller is being produced by Blackbird Films and A Luminous Mind Productions, with Lawrence Inglee and Laura Rister as producers and Oren Moverman serving as executive producer.

The autobiographical story has a cast headed up by Laura Dern, with Ellen Burstyn, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki and Jason Ritter.

One Two FilmsSol Bondy - who was a Screen Future Leader at Cannes 2013 - told ScreenDaily he had been introduced to The Tale as a project when he and Fox took part in the 2013/14 edition of the Transatlantic Film Partners programme.

He subsequently brought public broadcaster Zdf and Arte to the project which is being handled internationally by Mongrel International and is set to wrap principal photography in December.

From Helsinki
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Louise Brealey: from Sherlock's Molly to Strindberg's Miss Julie

Louise Brealey takes a break from rehearsals at the Citizens theatre in Glasgow to talk about playing the title role in Strindberg's classic about the power struggle between an aristocratic woman and her father's butler

Almost 10m viewers watched Sherlock snog Molly on New Year's Day. Now, Louise Brealey – who has won a huge following as the sleuth's lovelorn lab assistant – is taking on a rather more intimate affair. She's starring in Zinnie Harris's version of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, which relocates the original from late 19th-century Sweden to Scotland in the 1920s. Directed by Dominic Hill, the production opens on 6 February at the Citizens theatre in Glasgow for just nine performances.

How are the rehearsals going?

It's intense. We've had just three weeks to rehearse, which is much shorter than usual. In theory it's a small play – it's short, one location and only three characters – but emotionally it's a behemoth,
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'Sherlock' star Louise Brealey talks season 3 and Molly Hooper's lovelife

'Sherlock' star Louise Brealey talks season 3 and Molly Hooper's lovelife
Nearly all the recurring players on the Masterpiece on PBS show Sherlock are based on fictional folks found in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Holmes tales. The most obvious exception? Molly Hooper, the morgue registrar played by actress Louise Brealey. In fact, the show’s creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss at first only intended the Holmes-assisting Hooper to appear in the show’s first episode. But over the years, Molly has become a genuinely beloved character as viewers tracked her unrequited crush on Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular sleuth and her predictably doomed romance with Andrew Scott’s villainous Moriarty.
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From Sherlock to Pope Joan: actor Louise Brealey on writing her first play

As well as acting in Sherlock, Louise Brealey is now writing plays. She explains why her first subject is a female pope from the ninth century

"I'm of the opinion," says Louise Brealey, balancing a piece of pasta on the end of her fork, "that if you do things that frighten you, you feel more alive." Sage advice. Though it's doubtful many people would centre their to-do list on writing an epic drama for the National Youth Theatre about ninth-century theological politics. Particularly when the hero is a transvestite pope. And especially when it's their first play.

But then Brealey is far from ordinary. If you recognise her face, it's probably from TV, where she plays lovelorn pathologist Molly Hooper to Benedict Cumberbatch's silkily unavailable Sherlock (a newspaper crowned her "the queen of the longing look"). You might also have spotted her on stage, most recently in an acclaimed
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Barabbas and Pope Joan to Take Over Reelz This Weekend

Why spend your Easter weekend in the 21st century when you could take a trip back to the Roman Empire with a stopover in the Dark Ages?

Barabbas premiered earlier in the week, but there will be plenty of chances to watch it over the holiday weekend. The series, which picks up where the Bible left off, tells the story of Barabbas, the common criminal whose life was spared when Jesus was sentenced to death. Follow his journey to faith with four chances to watch the entire mini-series this weekend. It all starts Saturday at 12p Et/ 9a Pt.

In addition to the re-airing of Barabbas, Pope Joan is also returning to Reelz for the holiday. Pope Joan follows the story of a young woman living in Germania in the 9th century who feels a calling to the priesthood. By disguising herself as a man she manages to rise through
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Tune in to Reelz This Weekend for an Easter Mini-Series Event: Barabbas and Pope Joan

This Easter, Reelz is bringing you high quality entertainment in the form of two epic mini-series. Throughout the weekend viewers will be able to watch the complete series of both Barabbas and Pope Joan from start to finish without worrying about different parts airing at different times. And, in case those eggs take a little longer-than-expected to find, we’re giving you four chances to watch each of the mini-series all weekend long.

Now there’s not need to rush that Easter-Egg hunt.

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Link | Posted 3/29/2013 by reelz

Pope Joan | Barabbas
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Who's Your Favorite Movie Pope?

Who's Your Favorite Movie Pope?
During this papal interregnum, the best source of Vatican news is coming from South Philly blogger Rocco Palmo, whose blog reportedly is the go-to site for news and gossip about papal succession. When it comes to films about the church, I’m partial to nun films ("The Nun’s Story," "The Sound of Music," "The Trouble With Angels," "Therese," "Black Narcissus") than pope movies, because the pontiff is usually a distant authoritarian rather than a fleshed-out character. Still, I have some favorite film popes, including, improbably, John Goodman as Pope Sergius in "Pope Joan" (the 2009 movie starring Johanna Wokaluk as the 9th-century woman who, though Vatican historians say it never happened, according to legend posed as a male, and was elevated to pope). As Pope Joan, Wokaluk says something to the effect that women are superior to men because Eve ate the apple for the love of knowledge and Adam
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This Weekend's Epic October MovieMovie: Pope Joan

"This is my calling."

Did you miss the epic movie event Pope Joan when it aired on Reelzchannel? Not to worry, this is your weekend to catch up, with the first half of Pope Joan airing this weekend at 3Pm Et/12Pt on Saturday and 11Am Et/8Am Pt on Sunday as part of our Epic October movie series.

Based on the controversial international bestseller by Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan stars Johanna Wokalek in the titular role of a 9th century woman who decides to dress as a man and eventually rises through the Vatican ranks, eventually becoming the Pope, as well as the only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Her time as the Pope was short-lived, and her tenure was omitted from papal records. Of course, many religious scholars consider the story fictitious and merely that of legend, but we'll let you decide. John Goodman
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Mad Men: season five, episode seven – At the Codfish ball

The Heinz deal comes to a head, Megan shows she's more than arm candy, and Sally sees more than she bargained for ...

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who are watching season five of Mad Men on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode seven

Paul Macinnes' episode six blog

"I should be jealous but I look at you and I feel like I'm getting to experience my first time again. It's a good day for me." - Peggy Olsen to Megan Draper

Megan Draper – An Apology. In recent weeks, this series blog may have given the impression that Megan Draper, née Calvet, was a tottering airhead who had shacked up with the boss for his money and whose ambitions extended no further than having a gay old time in the office with her young pals. We would like to make clear that this portrayal was
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Pope Joan Returns to ReelzChannel for National Women's History Month

The epic movie event Pope Joan will be re-airing on ReelzChannel this month and again in March to celebrate National Women's History Month (Nwhm). March is officially Nwhm and what better way to celebrate than to honor a legendary woman whose alleged existence has been denied for over a thousand years.

Pope Joan is the story of a controversial figure of historical record who disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. The movie, based on the international bestselling novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross, features the performances of John Goodman, Johanna Wokalek and David Wenham.

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Pope Joan - Trailer

Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, and John Goodman star

Link | Posted 2/16/2012 by Katie

Pope Joan | David Wenham | John Goodman | Johanna Wokalek
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Pope Joan Book Giveaway

In just a few short days, the two-part miniseries Pope Joan has its Us premiere on Reelz. To help celebrate the event, Read It Forward has launched a book giveaway. To enter, add the Read It Forward Facebook app and then follow the directions to "Like" Read It Forward for your chance to win the novel that started in all by Donna Woolfolk Cross.

Pope Joan tells the story of Johanna von Ingelheim. A controversial figure of historical record, she disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter.

Next Showing: Miniseries premieres December 18th on Reelz

Link | Posted 12/16/2011 by Lindsey

Pope Joan
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Pope Joan Author Talks About Her Book Coming to Life (Video)

When Donna Woolfolk Cross first stepped on set of the movie adaptation of her book Pope Joan, she literally got goosebumps watching the words she wrote transform into hundreds reenacting a market scene.

I remember writing that scene in my little study and I just had goosebumps... I was very moved by that, actually.

Now the Us audience will be able to watch Cross' words on screen when Reelz airs the four-hour Pope Joan. The miniseries tells the story of Johanna von Ingelheim, a woman whose existence has been denied for more than a thousand years. A controversial figure of historical record, she disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter.

Pope Joan, which stars Johanna Wokalek and John Goodman, will air in two two-hour parts on Dec.
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Pope Joan: Truth or Legend?

In a little over a week, Reelz will be debuting the 2-part miniseries Pope Joan to U.S. television audiences. Set to air December 18th, Pope Joan tells the story of Johanna von Ingelheim, a woman whose existence has been denied for a thousand years. A controversial figure of historical record, she disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter.

Based on the international bestselling novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan was produced by Constantin Film. Made as a four hour miniseries, Reelz will air it in separate two-hour parts starting December 18th and 19th at 8pm Et and 8pm Pt.

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Link | Posted 12/8/2011 by Lindsey

Pope Joan | David Wenham | John Goodman | Johanna Wokalek
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Kevin Smith's Red State Gets Another New Movie Poster

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Kevin Smith's Red State Gets Another New Movie Poster
Check out the latest movie poster for the upcoming horror film “Red State” written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and starring John Goodman (Thicker, Pope Joan), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jennifer’s Body), Michael Angarano (Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning, The Forbidden Kingdom), Stephen Root (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, True Blood), Kevin Pollak (Cop Out, Middle Men), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Red State. Synopsis: A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. Stay tuned to...
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Wicked New Red Band Trailer for Kevin Smith's Red State

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Wicked New Red Band Trailer for Kevin Smith's Red State
Watch a brand new red-band movie trailer for the upcoming horror film “Red State” written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and starring John Goodman (Thicker, Pope Joan), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jennifer’s Body), Michael Angarano (Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning, The Forbidden Kingdom), Stephen Root (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, True Blood), Kevin Pollak (Cop Out, Middle Men), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Red State. Synopsis: A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. Stay tuned...
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Another Red State Poster From Director Kevin Smith

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Another Red State Poster From Director Kevin Smith
Check out the latest movie poster for the upcoming horror film “Red State” written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and starring John Goodman (Thicker, Pope Joan), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jennifer’s Body), Michael Angarano (Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning, The Forbidden Kingdom), Stephen Root (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, True Blood), Kevin Pollak (Cop Out, Middle Men), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Red State. Synopsis: A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. Stay tuned to...
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Esther Gets a Red State Character Poster

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Esther Gets a Red State Character Poster
Here’s a brand new movie poster featuring the character Esther in the upcoming horror film “Red State” written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and starring John Goodman (Thicker, Pope Joan), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jennifer’s Body), Michael Angarano (Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning, The Forbidden Kingdom), Stephen Root (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, True Blood), Kevin Pollak (Cop Out, Middle Men), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Red State. Synopsis: A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle...
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Creepy New Red State Poster from Kevin Smith

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Creepy New Red State Poster from Kevin Smith
Check out the latest poster featuring Stephen Root as The Sheriff in the upcoming horror film “Red State” written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and starring John Goodman (Thicker, Pope Joan), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jennifer’s Body), Michael Angarano (Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning, The Forbidden Kingdom), Stephen Root (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, True Blood), Kevin Pollak (Cop Out, Middle Men), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Red State. Synopsis: A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in...
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Lotte Flack makes her American debut

"Lotte Flack makes her American debut"

Exclusive Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher

Actress Lotte Flack arrives on the red carpet.Syracuse, NY - As she stepped out of the limousine and onto the red carpet at the Palace Theater, her delightful smile and carefree twirl, showing off her stylish heals, were sure signs that German actress Lotte Flack (who is from Hamburg) was glad to be in America. It may not have been the warm, tropical beauty of the Florida coast, but for her coming to United States was something she had always wanted to do.

On April 2, her film “Pope Joan,” which was directed by Sonke Wortmann and also stars Johanna Wokalek, John Goodman ("Roseanne"), David Wenham (“Lord of the Rings”), and Iain Glen (“Resident Evil”) premiered in front of a sell-out crowd. The author, Donna Woolfolk Cross, a Central New York native was also in attendance, as well as Barbara Rosenblat,
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