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WomenOutLoud! : Celebrating Extraordinary Work by Talented Female Directors, Celine Song and Molly Gordon

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Celine Song is a South Korean-Canadian director, playwright, and screenwriter based in the United States. Among her plays are Endlings and The Seagull on The Sims 4. Her directorial film debut Past Lives was released at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Past Lives is easily one of the best films of the year, and if you haven’t seen it you can read our review right here. Song wrote the screenplay for Past Lives, about two childhood friends who later reunite as adults (portrayed by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo). The film was produced by A24.

“An extraordinarily accomplished feature debut…  harking back to thwarted love stories such as Brief Encounter and Weekend but remaining its own, special thing.” 
The Guardian

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Molly Gordon is an American stage, film and television actress, best known for her roles in TV series Animal Kingdom, The Bear, and feature films Life of the Party, Booksmart, Good Boys, and Shiva Baby.  Theater Camp, which she also stars in, is her first foray into directing alongside co-director Nick Lieberman. 

Gordon’s first film appearance was in the 2001 drama film I Am Sam as Callie, followed by her portrayal of a trick-or-treater in the 2005 film Bewitched. Gordon moved to New York City in 2014 to pursue acting as a profession. In 2015, she was cast as Nicky in the TNT pilot Animal Kingdom, based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name. She played Maddie, the daughter of Melissa McCarthy’s character, in the 2018 comedy Life of the Party. Gordon also portrayed Triple A in the 2019 comedy film Booksmart.

In 2022, it was announced that Gordon would produce, star, and co-direct the musical comedy film Theater Camp, inspired by the 2020 short film of the same name co-written with Noah Galvin, Ben Platt, and Nick Lieberman.

We will bring you the review of that film next week after the films premiere.

“Thoroughly funny… And while much of the comedy is improvised, it finds so much good material in its fast pace that everyone becomes a scene-stealer.”
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