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Tonight's Movie: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER written and directed by Sara Colangelo.

8:30pm. My Apartment.
Sara Colangelo (Credit: Ali Bahrynian)

Sara is a New York-based writer and director. Colangelo’s debut feature, “Little Accidents,” had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was subsequently nominated for a 2015 Independent Spirit Award. Prior to that, she made short films that have screened at festivals around the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. Her latest feature, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Colangelo won the Grand Jury Prize for direction in the Drama category at the prestigious film festival.

Watch the trailer to THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER here!

BADASS SHORT FORM FILMMAKER OF THE WEEK:
Kelley Kali (Flagging Credit: Kaveh Veyssi)

Kelley was born and raised in Northridge, CA. She attended Howard University and while in DC, she interned at National Geographic which sparked her interests even more into film making. She went on to direct, shoot, and edit the very first Creole Dramatic Series to air in the country of Belize titled, Noh Matta Wat. She was the only female director on the television series and won a Paul Robeson Award for the series. She then attended USC grad school and continued working on films focusing on social issues, including  “HomeGirls,” a short documentary that won several awards including the Grand Jury and Audience Choice Award at the California Women’s Film Festival. Most recently she wrote and directed "Lalo's House," which went on to win a student Academy Award and recently showed at Telluride.  Watch "Lalo's House" here!  Password: lalo

NEW & NOTEWORTHY:

2018 Midterm Elections Sets Record for Women in Congress
A Few of the Milestones, So Far:

  • 117 women elected, with votes still trickling in, 96 women have been elected to the U.S. House, 12 women to the U.S. Senate and 9 women will serve as governor. A record number of 42 women of color were elected. 
  • Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the first Muslin women in Congress.
  • Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland are the first Native American women in Congress.
  • Young Kim is the first Korean-American woman in Congress.
  • Angie Craig is the first openly lesbian mother in Congress.
  • The first female senator from Tennessee.
  • The first female governors of South Dakota and Maine. 
  • Two women elected under the age of 30.
Check out the full recap here!
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