"Growing up in Bombay, you read stories in the papers about girls being treated as the subordinate sex; going to school was a luxury," Pinto remembers. This weekend sees the release of Girl Rising, a documentary in which she is featured that narrates the struggles of real girls around the world to obtain educations despite nearly insurmountable obstacles.
As he does each week with Roger Sterling, John Slattery is able to imbue the role of Gil in Brian Savelson's In Our Nature with a raw depth with a mere turn of phrase. Here is an actor who is truly present in his character—and who is absolutely riveting to watch.
Given her choice, Tatiana Kelly would most like to meet historical figure Martha Gellhorn–one of the first female war correspondent, and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. It's a fitting choice. What Kelly admires in Gellhorn is a reflection of her own best qualities: "a girl in a boy's club, a maverick, prolific, and ferocious."
As the Sundance Film Festival revs up this week, the usual hype about the hottest new actors and filmmakers is hard to avoid. Less often, though, do film fans hear about someone like Ellie Burrows—even though she and her firm, Cinetic Media, have been integral in getting no fewer than ten films to this year's Sundance screen.
Zach Gilford's character in Answers to Nothing is shy, awkward and compassionate, and played with just the right combination of sensitivity and humor by the Chicago native best known for his beloved portrayal of the underdog quarterback in Friday Night Lights and for his critically acclaimed role in The River Why.