Marya E. Gates is a freelance film and culture writer based in Los Angeles and Chicago. She studied Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley, and also has an overpriced and underused MFA in Film Production. Other bylines include Moviefone, The Playlist, Crooked Marquee, Nerdist, and Vulture.
An interview with the legendary Mira Nair about her newly restored 1991 film, Mississippi Masala.
An interview with the director of a powerful new doc that premiered at SXSW.
A final dispatch from the World Dramatic Competition program that includes four films from around the world.
On three films from the Sundance World Dramatic Competition program.
An interview with Uzo Aduba, Emmy-winning star of National Champions, opening tomorrow.